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In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

Postby His Excellency Wedi Axum » 27 Feb 2013, 02:04


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In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

February 26, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – A senior Saudi Arabian official unleashed a barrage of attack against Ethiopia saying that the Horn of Africa nation is posing a threat to the Nile water rights of Egypt and Sudan.

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Saudi deputy defense minister Khalid Bin Sultan (Al-Riyadh)

"The [Grand] Renaissance dam has its capacity of flood waters reaching more than 70 billion cubic meters of water, and is located at an altitude of 700 meters and if it collapsed then Khartoum will drown completely and the impact will even reach the Aswan Dam," the Saudi deputy defense minister Khalid Bin Sultan said at the meetings of the Arab Water Council in Cairo.

"Egypt is the most affected party from the Ethiopian Renaissance dam because they have no alternative water source compared to other Nile Basin countries and the establishment of the dam 12 kilometers from the Sudanese border is for political plotting rather than for economic gain and constitutes a threat to Egyptian and Sudanese national security "the Saudi official said.

The massive $4.8 billion dam is under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2015. It lies close to Sudan’s eastern borders and has a power generating capacity of 6,000MW and when completed it will enable Ethiopia to export more power to its neighbors.

Egypt fears that the Nile dam will reduce the flow of the river’s waters further downstream and Addis Ababa has long complained that Cairo was pressuring donor countries and international lenders to withhold funding.

An international panel of experts is set to announce its findings on the impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile’s flow in May 2013.

The Saudi deputy defense minister went further saying that Ethiopia is keen on harming Arab nations.

"There are fingers messing with water resources of Sudan and Egypt which are rooted in the mind and body of Ethiopia. They do not forsake an opportunity to harm Arabs without taking advantage of it" Prince Khalid said.

"The establishment of the dam leads to the transfer of water supply from the front of Lake Nasser to the Ethiopian plateau, which means full Ethiopian control of every drop of water, as well as [causing] an environmental imbalance stirring seismic activity in the region as a result of the massive water weight laden with silt withheld in front of the dam, estimated by experts at more than 63 billion tonnes," he added.

The Saudi official added that Nile basin countries calling for reallocating Nile water shares is a "real threat" to Egypt’s future.

"The information is alarming and it is important that we do not underestimate the danger at the moment and its repercussions in the future," he said.

It is unusual for Saudi officials known for being composed to make such damning criticism of other countries. It is not clear whether today’s remarks indicates hidden tensions with Ethiopia.

Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, along with Ethiopia, signed an agreement to overturn British-colonial-era agreements dating back to 1929.

These gave Egypt and Sudan 90 percent of the Nile’s water flow and the power of veto over dam-building, even though 85 percent of the river’s water flows from the Ethiopian highlands.

Ethiopia and the upstream states contend they need more water because of burgeoning populations, industrialization and agricultural projects.

Water needs are expected to rise as the Nile basin population is projected to reach 654 million by 2030, up from 372 million in 2005, according to UN estimates.

(ST)




http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article45666



Re: In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

Postby YEBANDAMERZE » 27 Feb 2013, 02:12


the expulsion of Saudi religeous groups who have been instigating the Muslim uprising in Ethiopia.
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Re: In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

Postby His Excellency Wedi Axum » 27 Feb 2013, 02:14


YEBANDAMERZE wrote:What is Saudi's roll is the meeting of the Nile nations?


Saudi's contribution to the Nile River...... :?: cubic meters



Re: In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

Postby YEBANDAMERZE » 27 Feb 2013, 02:17


His Excellency Wedi Axum wrote:
YEBANDAMERZE wrote:What is Saudi's roll is the meeting of the Nile nations?


Saudi's contribution to the Nile River...... :?: cubic meters

the expulsion of Saudi religeous groups who have been instigating the Muslim uprising in Ethiopia.



Re: In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

Postby His Excellency Wedi Axum » 27 Feb 2013, 02:21


YEBANDAMERZE wrote:
His Excellency Wedi Axum wrote:
YEBANDAMERZE wrote:What is Saudi's roll is the meeting of the Nile nations?


Saudi's contribution to the Nile River...... :?: cubic meters

the expulsion of Saudi religeous groups who have been instigating the Muslim uprising in Ethiopia.


So far the protests have been peaceful, no need it aggravating the situation instigating violence. But one thing to hit them where it hurts, threaten to nationalize all their land investments in Ethiopia including their tractors and equipment :mrgreen:



Re: In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

Postby Conformist » 27 Feb 2013, 10:42


Here is the true biography of his royal highness,

DESERT WARRIOR AND CORRUPT AGENT

The oldest son of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, Khaled was born 1949 somewhere in the desert. He entered the military hoping thereby to replace his father one day, but from early childhood on, it was apparent to his father that Khaled did not have the gray matter and cunning necessary to be Minister of Defense; yet, even his father agreed that, though unfit for the position, Khaled could carry on the family tradition of thievery and corruption. Khaled launched his career in the Air Force and rose through the ranks quickly, thanks to the influence of his family name.

Khaled called his book "Desert Warrior: A Personal View of the Gulf War by the Joint Forces Commander." Khaled is "particularly anxious to vent his personal frustrations over being the junior partner in an alliance of necessity with a heavy-handed superpower like the United States." (David Ottaway, Washington Post, July 24, 1994).

Khaled told his version of the Gulf War in his book which was so heavily promoted. The Khaled in that autobiography was like an intelligent prophet promoting goodwill everywhere. In reality, incidents of Khaled's incompetence and stupidity during the Gulf War were a running joke among commanders stationed there. Yet, his book almost claims that he, and not Schwarzkopf, liberated Kuwait from Saddam. It is notable to mention here that General Schwarzkopf had on several occasions asked General Khaled not to interfere with the Command Control Center of the War Operations. Khaled apparently volunteered his opinions so often that it irked those responsible for conducting the war.Ian Bruce, in a review of the book for The Herald, comments: "The biography-cum-war-story amounts largely to a combination of carping over Western dominance of the military coalition, self-aggrandizement, and obvious fear that Western influence and the growing movement for democracy among more enlightened Arabs will lead to the toppling of a society dominated by nepotism and repression."

Khaled's military critics claim that he was not ready to be commander-in-chief of the Arab forces during the Gulf war. Schwarzkopf notes that the prince was chosen for his royal blood which gave him the authority to write checks. Schwarzkopf had to put up with lectures on strategy by the prince who never had combat experience, let alone command of an army. Anthony Beevor of "The Daily Telegraph" names Khaled main role as "bureaucracy-fixer." Except for one foray above ground, Khaled spent most of the war in his basement office in the Saudi Ministry of Defense. At the time, he acknowledged to reporter Georgie Anne Geyer that "the American forces were so vastly superior in numbers to the other 36 allied forces that the Americans would have to assume the major command."

As the General commanding the Arab Forces during the Gulf War, Khaled managed to benefit from the misery caused by this war. He was the sole supplier of every drop of water and every meal for over 750,000 soldiers and support staff for seven months. It is believed that Khaled walked away with $2 billion in commissions, excluding the hundreds of millions that went to his front men. Subhi al-Masri, one of Khaled's middle men, made $200 million in commissions or 10% of His Highness' profits. The story does not end here.

After the war, Khaled suffered from delusions of grandeur that he began challenging King Fahd. Without the king's approval or consultation with his father or King Fahd, Khaled delivered a speech declaring the doubling of the size of the Saudi Armed Forces. Khaled must have been blinded by the amount of commissions he would have made, so, through his speech, he hoped to make his dream a reality. That speech cost him his post and exiled to London where he remains today, enjoying the fruits of his hard work.

http://www.geocities.ws/saudhouse_p/khaled.htm



Re: In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

Postby Semira » 27 Feb 2013, 11:41


This saudi monkey doesn't know what he is talking about. Let him come to our land and taste who we are :lol: I think we can go to mecca and distroy him like we did in the past :lol:

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Re: In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

Postby YEBANDAMERZE » 27 Feb 2013, 11:56


His Excellency Wedi Axum wrote:
YEBANDAMERZE wrote:
His Excellency Wedi Axum wrote:
YEBANDAMERZE wrote:What is Saudi's roll is the meeting of the Nile nations?


Saudi's contribution to the Nile River...... :?: cubic meters

the expulsion of Saudi religeous groups who have been instigating the Muslim uprising in Ethiopia.


So far the protests have been peaceful, no need it aggravating the situation instigating violence. But one thing to hit them where it hurts, threaten to nationalize all their land investments in Ethiopia including their tractors and equipment :mrgreen:

What I am saying is , they are upset because Ethiopia threw out three Saudi NGOs over the last 3 weeks. I am not advocating any sort of violence against the Muslim protestors as long as it is peacefull and does not disrupt the daily life of Ethiopians.



Re: In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

Postby Semira » 27 Feb 2013, 12:00


YEBANDAMERZE wrote:What I am saying is , they are upset because Ethiopia threw out three Saudi NGOs over the last 3 weeks. I am not advocating any sort of violence against the Muslim protestors as long as it is peacefull and does not disrupt the daily life of Ethiopians


But your business will dry. i don't know if the gulf arabs will pay you 500 per night. they don't often come to ethiopia. the saudis have investment and they needed to relax in sheraton where you sit on the lobby to be picked up. i don't think nigerians pay you $20 for the kind of immoral service you give :lol:



Re: In unusual rebuke, Saudi Arabia accuses Ethiopia of posing threats to Sudan & Egypt

Postby CDE » 27 Feb 2013, 12:02


Semira wrote:This saudi monkey doesn't know what he is talking about. Let him come to our land and taste who we are :lol: I think we can go to mecca and distroy him like we did in the past :lol:

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That is under the belt, woman.

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