Mao-crosoft: Bill Gates and China
Bill Gates’ announcement this week that he is in talks to partner with communist China to develop nuclear reactors for the production of energy is alarming, plus his propagandist statements that China is to be applauded for alleviating much of poverty in that nation are blatantly false.
First the nuclear aspect. How is this plan proceeding with a US-based start-up funded in part by Mr. Gates being allowed in light of our national security alerts? Our nuclear Regulatory Commission, and certainly at the least the White House, should be exerting authority over the freelance selling of nuclear power plants. Why in the world would any American facilitate building a nuclear power plant in China. The key to Mr. Gates’ program is that the uranium is of such low grade that it is less dangerous. Mr. Gates is smarter than buying into a partnership on a nuclear power plant with a sometimes enemy, and always aggressive competitor who has contributed to the collapse of our national economy. To do so is foolish and dangerous.
While Mr. Obama and others worry about stopping nuclear capabilities in Iran, China finances Iran’s ambitions. Iran’s claim is it wants nuclear reactors for energy generation, not for developing weapons. I’m puzzled that Mr. Gates’ has not connected the dots between his developing nuclear plants in China for the purpose of energy generation will lead to that technology being passed to an Iranian government openly hostile toward us. The piracy issues with China are well known, only now we’re not talking about pirated DVDs being sold at a shop in Beijing.
I don’t think you need to be a nuclear physicist to speculate that low grade uranium active enough to generate energy can be maximized in order to generate nuclear weapons. If there’s enough fission to create energy, someone will figure out there’s enough fission to calibrate it into weaponry.
The other large concern is that generating nuclear power is dumb. It comprises about 20% of our nation’s total energy output from 104 plants. While France, for example, generates over 75% of their energy output from their nuclear plants. But we’re not the French, and Americans decidedly do not want nuclear energy. For those of you who can remember the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in what was then the USSR, and the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown in our own Pennsylvania, since then we have lost our appetite for the risk. In fact, the last nuclear power plant built here was in Louisiana in 1977.Continued on the next page