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With Egypt in revolt and the country’s future uncertain, concern is growing over whether a new government in the Arab world’s most militarily and industrially advanced country could accelerate an arms race in one of the world’s most volatile regions.
At the heart of the concern is intelligence indicating that Egypt has quietly carried out research and development on weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical, biological and missile technology.
Originally posted by Max_TO
Funny how in all this time , up until the uprising , we have herd nothing mentioned in the MSM about the brutality and oppression taking place in Egypt . I guess as long as " our guy " is the one doing the a$$ kicking we are ok with it .
A lesson from assistance to Iraq
Before the mid-1980s, Iraq was limited to mustard gas and other disfiguring agents. But not long after the Egyptian scientists arrived, Iraqi sarin production soared — from 5 tons in 1984 to 209 tons in 1987 and 394 tons in 1988, the report says. During that period, sarin was used extensively by Iraq to kill Kurdish dissidents in the north as well as Iranian soldiers in the south.
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
Probably because there is no massive oppression of the "general population" - as far as I can tell they are reasonably prosperous, just pissed off that things are not better, and that they have no real say in Govt.