posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 06:57 PM
So, C-130s make it America's fault Mike?
Number one, most of Khan's work took place before 2001. The Pakistanis fired as director of Pakistan's nuclear lab in March 2001, just 3 months into
Also keep in mind that this happened before 9/11, thus the idea that Bush cowtowed to Pakistan for access to Afghanistan is virtually inseparable from
the idea that Bush was completely committed to a US invasion of Afghanistan from day 1.
The confessed proliferation took place between 1989 and 2000, though it is suspected that proliferation activities to North Korea continued after
that date. The network used to supply these activities is global in scope, stretching from Germany to Dubai and from China to South Asia, and involves
numerous middlemen and suppliers
It is suspected
that he continued after 2001, but at that point lacked his previous level of access in Pakistan. He had a global network: the
same one he used to arm Pakistan in response to India's nuclearization. You can hardly pin the blame to Musharaff and by proxy to Bush with that
being the case.
It is also an error to presume that Pakistani intelligence equals Pakistan. The ISI is virtually a second government within Pakistan. It is noteworthy
that Pakistan went on the US list of terrorist supporters because of ISI policy and came off not after a change in political leadership but after
General Nasir was out of the ISI.
The ISI has rigged elections, they have intimidated the legislative branch into votes of no confidence, they have independently opposed US policy they
have cooperated with terrorists even while the Pakistani military had 80,000 troops comitted to the Waziristan War. They also have a history of using
Pakistan's assets to line their own pockets, such as in the Mehran banking scandal.
Despite a purge attempt in 2001, the UK MOD still believes links to terrorism continue, and Musharaff is afraid to rock the boat on them too much,
probably because he knows what will happen.
For all your complaints about the beating of war drums, you seem fairly comfortable with a postiion which can only logically conclude that we must
affect regime change in Pakistani intelligence. Might want to mull that over.