Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/16/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/16/2010Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement for Russia to build Turkey’s first nuclear power plant. The plant will have four reactors, and the Turks have promised that they will buy 70% of the electricity generated by the first two reactors that come online.

In other news, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech that if the euro collapses, so will European unity. Inexplicably, she says that as if it’s a bad thing.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, heroyalwhyness, Insubria, JD, Steen, UL, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Hebes Chasma said...
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davod said...

Turkey has been an American and Western military ally since the start of the Cold War. Why nuclear power plants now?

Turkey is on the way to becoming an Islamic republic. The traditional military break on attempts to move away from Ataturk's dream is no longer there.

Giving the Turks nuclear power will lead to the same to a nuclear armed Turkey.

Once again the Russians are doing stirling work. It is a good job the USSR is no more, otherwise I might think the Rusians were up to no good.

Zenster said...

Turkey: Chief EU Negotiator, Europe Faces Crisis Without Us

The Turkish chief EU negotiator said on Wednesday that Europe was faced with a crisis economically, culturally and in terms of labor force due to Turkey’s absence.

Turkey's chief negotiator neglected to mention how Europe already is facing a crisis from the presence of Turks within its borders. A classic "damned if you do and damned if you don't" sort of proposition.