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May 15, 2009 8:21 pm

The ticking bomb that is Pakistan

Nasir Abbas Mirza writes about A monstrous experiment financed by the way by Saudi and other Gulf state oil revenues:

Remote madrassas may be turning boys into drones but then there are thousands of madrassas spread all over Pakistan’s urban centres that are producing millions of neo-drones who may not become suicide bombers but are totally unfit to live in this world. These kids need to be rescued

Take a little boy and incarcerate him in a remote madrassa. Keep him far away from the rest of the world and bar any interaction with humanity. Indoctrinate him with a distorted version of a religion and tell him that he does not belong to this world. Teach him about the fanciful world that awaits him in the heaven, and that in order to attain that he has to destroy everything that stands in his way, including his own body.

By the time he is sixteen, the child would have become a drone: an un-manned man. Instead of a lively teenager, we would have a robot in living tissue ready to detonate on remote orders.

So, what is being done?

Robert Windrem reports that Pakistan expanding its nuclear capability

Without any public U.S. reproach, Pakistan is building two of the developing world’s largest plutonium production reactors, which experts say could lead to improvements in the quantity and quality of the country’s nuclear arsenal, now estimated at 60 to 80 weapons.

What makes the project even more threatening is that it is unique.

“Pakistan is really the only country rapidly building up its nuclear forces,” says a U.S. intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the classified nature of the issue, noting that the nations that first developed nuclear weapons are now reducing their arsenals.

Moreover, he and other U.S. officials say, there long have been concerns about those who run the facility where the reactors are being built near the town of Khushab. They note that a month before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Khushab’s former director met with Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and offered a nuclear weapons tutorial around an Afghanistan campfire.

Keep reading if you can stomach it. BUT remember - This is happening because the US thought it have nothing to fear from the"Islamic bomb" and India decided not to stop it. India, unlike Israel, is not one bomb country! and it likes fence sitting. At the moment, India like China succeeds in befriending both Israel and Iran:

To date, India and Israel appear to have reached quiet agreement on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. India provides firm rhetorical support to the Palestinian people, but continues to provide billions to Israel’s defense establishment. Already this year, the two countries reportedly have concluded their largest defense deal to date in which Israel will provide an air defense system to India for $1.4 billion. While public accounts are sketchy, Indo-Israeli counterterrorism and intelligence cooperation also appears robust, with recent press reports that such cooperation includes spy satellite collaboration. In Delhi, it is common to hear criticism of US support to Israel, although India is not without levers in its relationship. As Israel’s Ambassador to India David Danieli said in a 2006 interview, “India certainly can contribute by having a dialogue with Palestinians and with Israel. India maintains equally good relations with both. So the ears of both sides are certainly open to hear Indian views.” While India could wait and watch while others do the heavy lifting in the peace process, it is in a unique position to draw on historical goodwill and influence with both parties.

India also happens to have good relations and important economic ties with both Israel and Iran, the other hotspot likely to flare up in the coming months. Now that Benjamin Netanyahu has formed a government, there are renewed discussions of whether Israel should militarily strike the nascent Iranian nuclear programme. Israel’s decision will be influenced by whether it believes international diplomacy can prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear device. While India has an oft-stated position against additional nuclear powers in the region, it has been reluctant in using its influence to achieve that objective. This hesitance is due to a host of reasons, including India’s own nuclear legacy, the geopolitical and economic benefits that come with good Indo-Iranian relations, and its desire to avoid appearing as a US proxy. Stability in the Middle East — with implications for energy prices, remittance flows, and radicalism — is surely in India’s interest. If India seeks to avoid a nuclear Iran, but also to avoid an Israeli attack on Iran, how will it balance its relations with Tehran and Jerusalem during this critical period?

Obama is doing his best to imitate the rising Asian powers. No wonder, international chaos reigns.

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