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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:44 PM
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Burma pursued nuclear weapons with North Korea, U.S. senator says (Lugar)
Source: Wash. Post

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee received information roughly five years ago that the Burmese government intended to develop nuclear weapons with the help of North Korea, according to Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.).

The committee at the time relayed the details to U.S. officials but did not release the information publicly, according to Keith Luse, a committee staff member.

Lugars statement, to be released Friday, comes ahead of a trip to Burma by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be the first of her rank to travel to the isolated and authoritarian country in half a century.

With the upcoming visit, Senator Lugar wanted to throw a spotlight on this issue and make sure its on the table in our talks with the Burmese government, Luse said. Lugar is the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/b...
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:02 PM
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1. We can expect a lot of stories like that to come out, they
gots to scare us over any cuts in defense spending. Russia is suddenly threatening us. The next thing we will hear Canada is seeking WMDs.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:56 PM
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3. Iceland is sending a glacier toward us..! Run for your lives...!
Edited on Thu Nov-24-11 09:09 PM by russspeakeasy
"Dick the prick Lugar" has never seen a defense contract that he couldn't weasel his way into. Before he got into politics, he was near broke. Now he's a multi-millionaire. WTF ? Maybe farming 600 acres is that profitable. Public service my ass.

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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:06 PM
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2. If I were part of any country's government...
I'd sure as hell want nukes (and ICBMs) so long as the US has them.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:17 PM
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4. really....burma........ burma?
i want to smoke what ever lugar has
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