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NEWS: Former Dutch PM: CIA Requested Pakistani Nuclear Proliferator Be Released

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posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 11:40 AM
The father of Pakistan's nuclear program, Abdul Qadeer Khan, was released by Dutch authourities at the behest of the CIA according to former Dutch Prime Minister, Ruud Lubbers. Khan worked in the Netherlands between 1975 and 1986 and was suspected of stealing nuclear secrets. The Dutch authourities never indicted Khan for his crimes because the CIA had asked the Netherlands to let him go. Khan admitted in 2004 that he'd leaked nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya.
THE HAGUE (AFP) - At the request of the CIA, the Netherlands let go the father of Pakistan's nuclear program Abdul Qadeer Khan who worked in the country between 1975 and 1986, former Dutch prime minister Ruud Lubbers told Dutch public radio.

Khan, who admitted in 2004 that he had leaked nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya, worked as an engineer in the Netherlands at Urenco, an uranium enrichment plant.

In 1975, Lubbers the then minister of economy, received information that Khan was stealing nuclear secrets about the enrichment of uranium. He was never indicted for his activities because the CIA had asked the Netherlands to let him go, Lubbers told VPRO radio.

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Can any one come up with a credible reason why the CIA would do such a thing? Other than to give future reasons for invading such countries as North Korea and Iran.

Just what exactly is going on here? Why does the CIA seem to be implicated in so many dubious activities lately? Why are the American and British intelligence agencies being shown to be allowing such obvious threats to our countries to occur.

This is unnacceptable to hear and the source's integrity cannot be in question. This news is coming from a former Dutch Prime Minister!

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[edit on 9/8/05 by subz]

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 09:19 PM

The CIA's job is 'dubious activities.'

That's their entire freakin' job description, in a nutshell.

They're probably asking for him to be released for one of two reasons. Either they're letting him run to see where he runs to, or they owe him a favor or three.

My money's on the latter, rather than the former.

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 10:01 PM

The CIA's job is "dubious activities".

That's their entire freakin' job description!

- Ain't that the truth...

They owe him a favour, either that or they are scared of where some of his testimonies may lead...

Contrary to President Bush's assertion that the U.S. would "work closely with our coalition to deny terrorists and their state sponsors the materials, technology, and expertise to make and deliver weapons of mass destruction," we believe the CIA either conned Khan, or used him as the con in a covert operation to provide "materials, technology, and expertise" in an effort to determine which state-sponsors of terrorism were buying nuclear WMD components, and the current stage of their nuclear WMD program development.

It's an old ruse: If you want to know who the distributors and customers are, and how far they have advanced their programs and networks, set up your own shop, undercut the competition, and they'll line up at your door. We believe that is precisely what the CIA did, using Khan wittingly or unwittingly, in setting up one of the most brilliant -- and high-stakes -- con games ever.

Pretty interesting huh... Seems like there is a little more behind the scenes then one might have previously thought...

posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 08:10 AM
Yeah you a probably right about the mission statement of the CIA

This, with the statement from Congressman Curt Weldon, shows a complicity within Western governments to allow situations to arise that will justify intervention.

The Americans let nuclear weapons technology proliferate to North Korean and Iran. Now we see how the West is capitalizing on that fact with Iran being hauled over the coals now. Regime change any one? More access to cheap oil any one?

posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 09:02 AM
"More access to cheap oil any one?"

That like the cheap oil we got from Iraq that costs us 70% more now?

Is this current news or is this something the CIA did back in the 80's? I'm getting the impression it happened while this guy was in Holland sometime after 1975?

posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 09:09 AM
Its not cheap for us. Its cheap for British and American governments due to shady new oil contracts.

Also, this occured 20 years ago but is just coming out now because the Dutch ex-Prime Minister is admitting it.

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