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2016-07-19 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
France lets Iran into the ITAR Fusion project. Why?
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Posted by 3dc 2016-07-19 00:20|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6489 views ]  Top
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#1 Follow the money. Have you ever heard of a Frenchman being charged for offering or accepting a bribe? On the other hand, could it be a sucker play? After all, how long has the Fermi Lab in the US been working (and spending Uncle Sugar's funds) on nuclear fusion? Fifty years?
Posted by Whavise Wheque2596 2016-07-19 09:23||   2016-07-19 09:23|| Front Page Top

#2 Wikipedia has a list of French political scandals here, dear Whavise Wheque2596. It's a long one, and more than one was about bribes given and taken. As for nuclear fusion, Fermi Labs is not the only basic research outfit working on it, because it turns out to be an awful lot harder than originally thought -- unlike engineering, basic research often turns out to be in unknown unknowns territory, which is why so many scientists are sceptical about the claims of the manmade global warming crowd. Nor is fusion the only area Fermi scientists have been researching. See here for some practical benefits of particle physics research.
Posted by trailing wife 2016-07-19 10:57||   2016-07-19 10:57|| Front Page Top

#3 No worries -- the French know what they're doing when it comes to the Muslim world. That's why they enjoy such peace and prosperity during these volatile times.
Posted by regular joe 2016-07-19 11:59||   2016-07-19 11:59|| Front Page Top

#4 Yes many people charged, many scandals -- putative and real. But tell me trailing wife, does anyone serve hard time? French participants made millions in the Iraq food for oil scandal but all got off. Then there was the Mitterand family payoff by the Sudan, and the continuous gemstone scandal in the Central African Republic. It is a well known fact that the French Foreign Ministry has carved out the Middle East and Asia as its lucrative domain, while the Military controls the "vig" from Africa. p.s. and can you tell me who takes a cut from Niger sales of yellow cake?
Posted by Whavise Wheque2596 2016-07-19 19:02||   2016-07-19 19:02|| Front Page Top

#5 p.s. and can you tell me who takes a cut from Niger sales of yellow cake?

Not a clue, I'm afraid, but it sounds like the answer should have a French name. I didn't know about the lucrative French foreign ministry activities, either. I'm willing to believe you, it's just another of my many areas of ignorance. Pax?
Posted by trailing wife 2016-07-19 20:09||   2016-07-19 20:09|| Front Page Top

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