I guess I'm just a pessimist. With widespread rioting in Egypt and the breakdown of civil order in that country, my brain lit up a radiation trefoil and posed the question: "Are there any reactors in Egypt?"
Why yes. Yes there are. At least one of them is a bit wonky. If you're the worrying type, you'd be wondering if maybe they already had a sneaky weapons program.
Remember just a few weeks ago, when decent, ordinary Muslim Egyptians were standing shoulder to shoulder with their Coptic fellows to keep halfwits from disturbing Christmas celebrations? I sure hope there are a lot more of those guys than wild-eyed kaboomies; but I would hate to have to bet on it.
Except we already kind of are.
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