posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 09:11 PM
All eyes are set on Iran, which is trying to dupe the Europeans and carry on with its plans to produce nuclear weapons, but the truth is that the
more immediate threat for the acceleration of nuclear proliferation can be found nearby, in Pakistan.
An interesting article explores Pakistan's immunity
The author suggests that A. Q. Khan's clandestine nuclear flea market still operates
('John Bolton, US under secretary for arms control
and international security, said recently that the ring continues to have unknown clients, and that this affair "involves a lot more than that which
we are permitted to discuss openly."'
), and, further, that this criminal enterprise which counts Iran, Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sudan,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Algeria, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, North Korea and Burma among its clients, poses a greater immediate threat
than Iran's nuclear
The American government's handling of this case is described as misguided, and the author calls into question the ability of both American and
Israeli intelligence to thwart further proliferation while the Khan network is not taken seriously.