posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 03:14 PM
Firstly this is not an attack on the religion, Islam, but on the reality of a growing threat to world security posed by the expansionist, murderous
ideology of Islamofascism. Please keep replies on-topic.
A Blind Eye To The Islamic Bomb
According to the world's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, it's now just a matter of time before terrorists strike with a
...Pakistan's nuclear proliferation was finally revealed earlier this year. It stands accused of establishing a virtual pan-Islamic nuclear
supermarket, with clients like Libya and Iran and an underground network that spread from the Middle East to Malaysia and Europe. ... intriguing
new details about this dangerous black market in nuclear technology are coming to the surface.
...Manhattan immigration lawyer Michael Wildes has carved a niche in representing high-value intelligence defectors to the United States. One of them,
Mohammed al-Khilewi, was a first secretary to the Saudi mission at the United Nations. He was a specialist in nuclear non-proliferation. In the weeks
before his defection in May 1994, al-Khilewi began copying thousands of top-secret intelligence dossiers to take with him.
... MICHAEL WILDES: Well, my client had a hit team dispatched to kill him and the FBI calls me one Friday afternoon to tell me that they're en route.
I said, "Well, what are you going to do about it? How are you going to protect him? How are you going to protect me?"
"Well, we have an obligation to tell you that this information is credible but we don't have the obligation to protect him."
The documents al-Khilewi had in his possession were simply staggering. Information on assassination plots against Western ambassadors in the US and
covert Saudi intelligence operations on American soil. Also amongst them, evidence of Saudi Arabia's efforts towards nuclear proliferation.
... The Saudis opened their first nuclear research centre in an isolated stretch of desert in 1975. But the move which first attracted attention in
the West was their purchase of CSS-2 missiles from China with a target range of nearly 3,000km and specifically designed for a nuclear payload. All
they needed now was a bomb.
... But outside of the ISI money trail, there was another method of financing Pakistan's nuclear program. The BCCI, the Bank of Credit and Commerce
International, was the first global bank for the Islamic world. Founded by a Pakistani and funded by Arab Gulf states, it was used by criminals,
governments and intelligence agencies to fund activities they wanted to hide.
... MICHAEL WILDES: The American Government supported bin Laden only to find him to be the greatest risk to our national security years later. The
government supported the likes of Pakistan now. Are we going to be at war two months, five years from now with Pakistan?
Saudis consider nuclear bomb
Saudi Arabia, in response to the current upheaval in the Middle East, has embarked on a strategic review that includes acquiring nuclear weapons,
the Guardian has learned.
...UN officials said there have been rumours going back 20 years that the Saudis wanted to pay Pakistan to do the research and development on nuclear
...Four years ago, Saudi Arabia sent a defence team to Pakistan to tour its secret nuclear facilities and to be briefed by Abdul Qader Khan, the
father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb.
Black Market Nuclear Probe Focuses On Syria
International investigators are examining whether Syria acquired nuclear technology and expertise through the black market network operated by
rogue Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, according to a U.S. official and Western diplomats.
...Intelligence reports found that Khan and some associates visited Syria in the late 1990s and later held clandestine meetings with Syrian nuclear
officials in Iran, said Western diplomats from a U.S. ally.
Aside: If North Korea attacked the US or US forces with nuclear weapons, it would be vaporized. So who would really
stand to gain from such a
scenario? Remember the photograph of the Pakistani C-130 transport aircraft in North Korea?