[aprssig] Bob Not Using His Own Advice?
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Sep 19 21:59:53 CDT 2007
> And if we could just get the public past an irrational and
> ignorant fear of all things nuclear, we could get away
> from burning coal to produce all of that electricity.
Actually that question came up to the Ex CIA chief... His
response actually made some sense. Something like this...
The problem with Nuclear energy is that the countries that are
on the steep uphill side of the energy demand curve are the ones
that need energy the most. There are something like 80
countries on that list that are trying to develop nuclear power.
But once you develop the infrastructure to run Nuclear power,
you also can develop nukes.
Problem is, our Nuclear non-proliferation treaties are only with
the big players, and that is falling apart rapidly now with
what, 8 players? It is impossible to assure any meaningful
compliance or monitoring of 10 times that many small players,
and have any hope of keeping the genie in the bottle. Once the
kooks and fanatics get hold of them, then today's problems with
the terrorists looks like a church picnic in comparison.
Actually made a lot of sense...
But I digress...
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