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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 11:57 AM
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Our buddies, the Saudis going nuclear?
However, in 2005, the US claims to have acquired fresh evidence that suggests a broader government-to-government Pakistani-Saudi atomic collaboration that could be continuing. According to well-placed diplomatic sources, chartered Saudi C-130 Hercules transporters made scores of trips between the Dhahran military base and several Pakistani cities, including Lahore and Karachi, between October 2003 and October 2004, and thereafter, considerable contacts were reported between Pakistani and Saudi nuclear scientists. Between October 2004 and January 2005, under cover of the hajj (pilgrimage), several Pakistani scientists allegedly visited Riyadh, and remained "missing" from their designated hotels for 15 to 20 days
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/GG07Df05.html
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 11:59 AM
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1. our second best friends..
the Pakistani, they are harboring OBL, and one of their national heroes was giving away nuke secrets, and was subsequently pardoned before IAEA could question him.
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 12:19 PM
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4. Porter Goss has a pretty good idear
Edited on Mon Jul-11-05 12:19 PM by Moochy
This is the reason given for why we can't get him.

step 1) get obl

step 2) watch musharraf's govt. fail to islamic fundies in his govt.

step 3) Theocratic state with :nuke:

Not saying I buy it, but that's the jist of it.
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 01:04 PM
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5. that's exactly the reason
The fundies are almost running Pakistan. We let musharaaf do anything he wants because he's not as bad as who is waiting in the wings.
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 02:33 PM
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6. kinda like....
a guy named Saddam, a couple of decades ago. or maybe the Sha of Iran a little earlier?
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 02:40 PM
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7. bing bing bing bing
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converted_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 11:59 AM
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2. I might have my facts wrong, and if I do, please correct me.........
But didn't we just give SA a free pass when it comes to nuke inspection?
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 12:08 PM
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3. And, why would they announce a "doomsday" plan to blow up their own oil
fields in case of invasion? Who do they fear might do the invading? Hmm?

If one reads the "American Judas" material on what Cheney and Halliburton are alledged to have done to facilitate nuclear proliferation in the region, one gets the distinct impression that certain elements of the Saudi elites already have nukes.

One wonders what the ultimate act of the "War of Civilizations" envisioned by Huntington, PNAC, and others might bring? One might guess that would be a grab for "The Prize": $16 trillion worth of Saudi crude beckons, and provides a strong incentive to all sorts of scenario planning. :evilgrin:
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 02:46 PM
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8. fyi: a related thread
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



Peace.

www.missionnotaccomplished.us - How ever long it takes, the day must come when tens of millions of caring individuals peacefully but persistently defy the dictator, deny the corporatists their cash flow, and halt the evil being done in Iraq and in all the other places the Bu$h neoconster regime is destroying civilization and the environment in the name of "America."

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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 05:28 PM
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9. They know that 'having the bomb' is the only way to get the USA
off their backs. Now that the USA is trying to undo all world elites in order to replace them with its corporate hegemony.

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