Dubai firm at center of nuke blackmarket

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posted on Feb, 12 2004 @ 01:20 PM
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A Dubai company called SMB computers along with another firm called Gulf Tecnical Industries have been identified as the hub for black market proliferation of nuclear componets and technology.
 


www.worldtribune.com...
The public confession on Feb. 4 by Khan the "father" of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program in which he admitted to facilitating the network, has shocked the world and prompted new warnings that terrorists could gain access to weapons of mass destruction.

The company was said to have processed orders for such goods as uranium hexafluoride used for the centrifuge process that can produce enriched uranium for nuclear bombs as well as components and complete centrifuges.

SMB was operated by a deputy of Khan. Officials said the deputy, identified as Bukhari Sayed Abu Tahir, a Sri Lankan native, employed his Dubai company as the front for the nuclear network that sought to provide up to 1,000 centrifuges to Libya.

The nuclear network, which was said to have been penetrated by the CIA, contained companies and people from both Western and Third World countries, officials said. They included Belgium, China, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, the UAE and the United Arab Emirates.

Reports that the US had warned Pakistan for years about Khans blackmarket dealings along with a sophisticated network of distribution should concern us all when wondering how far this proliferation has spread.





posted on Feb, 12 2004 @ 01:23 PM
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A nice little cottage industry to make a few extra bucks for retirement it seems. Some people will do anything for money.



posted on Feb, 12 2004 @ 01:27 PM
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Originally posted by THENEO
A nice little cottage industry to make a few extra bucks for retirement it seems. Some people will do anything for money.


Too true, just look at what Dubya's done. Well, you could argue he did it for power, but money = power, that's the illusion our governments have created anyway.

[Edited on 12-2-2004 by John Nada]



posted on Feb, 12 2004 @ 01:32 PM
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Originally posted by John Nada

Originally posted by THENEO
A nice little cottage industry to make a few extra bucks for retirement it seems. Some people will do anything for money.


Too true, just look at what Dubya's done. Well, you could argue he did it for power, but money = power, that's the illusion our governments have created anyway.


Soooo.....are you saying Dubya helped Khan open up this front company in Dubai?......or am I having the illusion we just went off subject



posted on Feb, 12 2004 @ 04:44 PM
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"... the UAE and the United Arab Emirates."

uhh... did anyone else catch that?

and that's crazy about them doing that. who wants to open up a midwest facility with me? we could sell to canada, mexico, cuba, and more of south america. c'mon guys! all the money now'a'days is in black market nukes!



posted on Feb, 12 2004 @ 08:27 PM
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Yeah sorry about that, I came off about 3 posts to do with politics and got a bit side-tracked, just a bit wound up...



[Edited on 12-2-2004 by John Nada]



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