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Archive for March 17th, 2011

No Scoring Point on Nuclear Power.

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Up front I will admit that I am an opponent of the current forms of nuclear power, but I feel it is inappropriate to comment too much whilst the people of Japan are suffering as they are, and it could get a lot worse.

However, it is worthwhile documenting things as they go along.

The history of this type of reactor is well known, as the Beeb’s A IS FOR ATOM film shows.

Also see Fukushima nuclear plant owner falsified inspection records

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17/03/2011 at 15:20

Bahrain, Libya, Saudi Arabia and The West.

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In Bahrain we are witnessing Saudi Arabian imperialism as dictators join forces to shoot peaceful demonstrators, the video below is just one example.

Elsewhere, in Libya Gaddafi’s air power has proved decisive as his mercenaries and loyalists advance on Benghazi.

The West’s failure to aid the rebels or provide a counter to Gadaffi’s air power has sealed the fate of the rebels.

In all probability we will see a bloodbath in Benghazi as Gadaffi kills as many as possible to prove a point, and the West’s stupid sanctions will not stop him. Gaddafi was afraid of losing power and fought with that in mind, freezing his assets in the West was annoying but not uppermost in his thinking. He doesn’t care what the West thinks of him, rather what could have happened, his overthrow and demise.

That is unlikely to happen now, as any opposition will be brutally dealt with, after 42 years as a dictator he’s learnt a trick or two, to murder or exile his opponents and ignore what people say.

In Saudi Arabia, there are protests according to Bloomberg:

“About 1,000 people in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of al-Qatif defied a ban on demonstrations yesterday and protested peacefully to demand the country’s troops end their incursion into Bahrain.

Protesters chanted and held signs that called on the government to stay out of Bahrain, according to Ali Hassan, 26, who took part in the march. He said the march veered away from security forces to avoid a confrontation. A separate protest was held in the city of Awwamiya, according to Jasim al-Awwami, 27, who participated in it.”