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Elite US troops ready to combat Pakistani nuclear hijacks

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posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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Elite US troops ready to combat Pakistani nuclear hijacks


www.timesonline.co.uk



The US army is training a crack unit to seal off and snatch back Pakistani nuclear weapons in the event that militants, possibly from inside the country’s security apparatus, get their hands on a nuclear device or materials that could make one.

The specialised unit would be charged with recovering the nuclear materials and securing them.
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posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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OK for all those who warn about "False Flag" operations....
Now is your hour. Here is one you can really sink your teeth into. The topic of Pakistani nukes falling into the wrong hands have been discussed here numerous times over the past few years.

The US and West have had contingency plans in place to do this exact thing. This is however the first major article to discuss this possibility out in the open.

This is all being spoken of as "Safety Plans"

As always stay tuned.

PEACE
Slay



www.timesonline.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:17 PM
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The U.S military have contingency plans for just about any thinkable scenario , this doesn't surprise me . What I would like to know is how likely do they think this type of event is to happen ? I would also be interested to learn why they have released this bit of info ?

Great find S&F



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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They released it because, imo, it is a set up.

This scenerio has been kicked around for the past couple of years. Do you really think there isn't a unit out there trained for this type of scenerio already?

They are letting the terroists know that they are training troops to prevent this from happening. They now think they have a small window to secure said nukes before a crack shot team is in place.

They go for the nukes and we use the already trained team to take them out. We get rid of a lot terrorists who are versed in operating nuclear weapons systems (not to many out there I am sure), which will be a huge blow to the terroists.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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Now you know many here including myself have discussed this very scenario in many threads. It does raise some rather interesting questions as to the timing of the release of such information.

I'm going to post another link after I'm done reading through them.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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Dear God. I hope that we are not nuked by our own Government, or anyone else for that matter. When will this madness stop? When will people finally see that this is all part of a plan? flag to get peoples attention, star for bringing it to our attention.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:28 PM
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I'm curious about something... The article states that this training is happening, but doesn't cite how this information was obtained and then goes on to reference incidents in the past... No other major paper/news wire has picked this up, though tons of blogs have... it just seems strange. Not that it's not probable (would not surprise me that it hasn't already been in progress) it makes sense to have groups trained for this possibility.






[edit on 16-1-2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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Perhaps I am drawing at straws here but I can't help but wonder if this release of news has any thing at all to do with the recent occurrences on the Pakistani / Iran boarder ?

Wasn't it about a month or two ago Pak. officials found some Iranians lurking on the Pakistani side of the boarder and then just recently Pakistani officials detained some U.S citizens who were found lurking about on there side of the Iranian / Pakistan boarder ?



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:34 PM
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Well maybe they are letting them know that we know what they are capable of.?
Pakistani Taliban release 2nd tape, say voice is that of leader

drone strikes continue.

"I want to inform the Pakistani people that the drone attacks that take place in the tribal areas endanger the politics, well-being and sovereignty of Pakistan," the speaker says. "From today onward, for any dangerous step that the Pakistani Taliban will take in Pakistan, those responsible will be Pakistan's rulers, not the Taliban. This is because the Pakistani rulers want to spill the blood of the innocent [tribesmen] in exchange for dollars."


[edit on 16-1-2010 by SLAYER69]



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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Source:


“All it needs is someone in Pakistan within the nuclear establishment and in a position of key access to become radicalised,” said MowattLarssen.

“This is not just theoretical. It did happen — Pakistan has had inside problems before.” Bashir Mahmood, the former head of Pakistan’s plutonium reactor, formed the Islamic charity Ummah Tameer-e-Nau in March 2000 after resigning from the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. He was arrested in Islamabad on October 23, 2001, with his associate Abdul Majeed for alleged links to Osama Bin Laden


There has been 3 attacks on Pakistan nuclear facilities to date and one nuclear insider turned Taliban.

It makes me feel a little safer to know the US at least is preparing for such an eventuality!



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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OK here is an interesting perspective from India of all places. It's a small paragraph near the bottom of the article. They may know something we are missing.
Why does Pakistan need F-16s to fight Taliban?

Some US nuclear experts, in fact, estimate Pakistan's nuclear arsenal has now grown to around 70-90 warheads, with India slipping behind at 60-80. The fear is that if not the militants, hardliners within the Pakistan army may get access to enriched uranium, nuclear components or even actual warheads in the middle of the ongoing turmoil in the country.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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What I would like to know is -

haven't there have been numerous Nuclear devices "Gone Missing" in Europe during the 90's? (former soviet union countries?)

We never hear a peep about those or how easy it would be for those to be purchased by terrorists.

IMHO, Pakistan is a great Right Hand in full view, while the left hand is doing something else.

what i'm saying is, it would not surprise me if a nuke was suddenly stolen or set-off from a completely different source.

www.cfr.org...



[edit on 16-1-2010 by grantbeed]



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 11:02 PM
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Pakistan doesn't need foreigners to secure their nuclear material or any thing in that order. Pakistanis may look dumb and illiterate but they always have surprises. They are used to this kind of life ever since they got independence from Britain in 1947.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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Nukes are nukes.

It doesn't matter who has them. They can be lost or stolen. Nobody is making any judgment calls here about their intelligence. Let's not reduce this discussion to a 'he said, she said who struck Paul" tirade.



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 02:00 AM
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What amazes me is that so many conspiracy theorists believe that this scenario isn't possible. They believe there are no extremists that want to get their hands on a nuclear device and use it on civilians. Instead, they believe the world doesn't really hate us and the government is the real enemy.

I agree with our government being our enemy, but I wish these theorists would understand that there are others out there in a foreign land that do indeed want to cause severe harm to us.



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 02:36 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
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Nukes are nukes.

It doesn't matter who has them. They can be lost or stolen. Nobody is making any judgment calls here about their intelligence. Let's not reduce this discussion to a 'he said, she said who struck Paul" tirade.


Perhaps the Pakistani Crack Commando SSG should be in position to seize US nuclear weapon assets too.

Given the madness of uncle Tom an' all...



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 04:14 AM
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When the USSR collapsed the US, UK and I believe the French were ready to "Assist" if the situation got worse than it did to secure their nukes. It never got to that point. The point here isn't that it's a western country taking control of an Islamic countries nukes. So let's not reduce the discussion to the ridiculous.

Any Group that has an axe to grind with another group and are willing to blow themselves up in the name of their god or political ideology should be guarded against. Don't think twice that the possibility isn't a real one.







[edit on 17-1-2010 by SLAYER69]



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 10:31 AM
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Had this news been released 6 - 8 years ago, I frankly wouldn't think much of it. However, the problem right now is that the US is out of money, running short on resources, losing public interest AND support, and frankly is not making much headway in eliminating these "terror cells". At best, we have scattered them throughout the region. Unfortunately, conducting a war such as this doesn't require the Taliban have an elaborate set-up and/or cohesive front. In fact, they are all much more familiar with the terrain and able to move about the country more easily and need only what they can carry in small convoys. This gives a distinct advantage to the Taliban and their ability to continually move around and easily set-up shop in another locale.

I will say this though: If the US is planning a false flag operation of the nuclear kind in order to end this war (blaming of course the nuke part on rebels and extremists) it explains why Obama said that we would begin removing our troops in 2011. Frankly, that announcement never made much sense to me for quite a number of reasons (namely it was a rather premature declaration prior to the surge even being on the ground, second it gave the Taliban a wait-it-out until they begin withdrawing back-up plan, third, at the same time of announcing the withdrawl date, they were also announcing the need for an entirely new strategy which begs the question that if you need a new strategy how can you know when it will be over?). Any false flag operation would at least explain why Obama confidently stated our troops would begin leaving in 2011.



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 10:36 AM
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Interesting point about the u.s.s.r collapsing and u.s, u.k and france being ready to secure their nukes.
Makes me wonder if there are any other countries which may have contingency plans for pakistans nukes. i believe the chinese and russians both have problems with their own muslim populations, they are much closer to pakistan and could be a possible rival in this situation.a lot of scope for confusion could ensue.



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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Add India to the mix too. Do not think the Indian's wouldn't strike first if fundamental Muslim's in Pakistan got a nuclear weapon.

This one can be spun in so many way's and on so many level's. But don't believe that it isn't a genuinely dangerous situation, because it is.



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