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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 07:14 PM
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No plans to attack Pak nuclear arsenal: Taliban
Edited on Thu May-26-11 07:15 PM by bemildred
ISLAMABAD: The Taliban have no plans to attack Pakistans nuclear arsenal, their spokesman told the Wall Street Journal.

A larger assault earlier this week by the Taliban on a naval base in Karachi renewed fears that Pakistans sizable nuclear arsenal could be vulnerable.

Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, dismissed those concerns on Wednesday as Americas excuse to pressure Pakistans government into fighting the Taliban, who he portrayed as the countrys true protectors.

Pakistan is the only Muslim nuclear power state, Ehsan said in a telephonic interview, adding that the Taliban had no intention of changing that fact. He mocked Pakistans willingness to work with the US, saying, Isnt it a shame for us to have the Islamic bomb, and even then we are bowing down to the pressures of America. Following the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the Taliban offered to fight against India alongside Pakistans army in the event of war. Still, it was impossible to judge the sincerity of Ehsans declaration regarding Pakistans nuclear arsenal.

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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 07:33 PM
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1. The Taliban wants the arsenal intact.
The Taliban would set off the bombs in Pakistan. Sure, they'd kill well over 100 million Pakistanis, but they'd get a few Westerners!
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 07:37 PM
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2. At least he didn't say "All options are on the table." nt
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