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Nigerian army 'offered nukes'
The Australian ^ | March 04, 2004

Posted on 03/04/2004 2:03:30 AM PST by Piefloater

PAKISTAN'S top general has offered to help Nigeria to "strengthen its military capability and acquire nuclear power", a Nigerian defence ministry statement said Thursday.

The offer was made Wednesday when the chairman of Pakistan's joint chiefs of staff, General Muhammad Aziz Khan, met with Nigeria's Defence Minister Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in Abuja, the statement said.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: nigeria; nukes; pakistan; proliferation

1 posted on 03/04/2004 2:03:30 AM PST by Piefloater
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To: Piefloater
I think we'd better have a little talk with that Pakistani General..
2 posted on 03/04/2004 2:11:11 AM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: Piefloater
US Aid to provide $700m aid for Pakistan’s rural areas
3 posted on 03/04/2004 2:18:50 AM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: yonif
US grants over 300 million dollars aid to Pakistan

Another 75 million dollars would be in military assistance

4 posted on 03/04/2004 2:19:58 AM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: Piefloater
And this country is with us?

Let' see...

Osama ----MIA ..
Mulla Omar----......MIA too.
Nukes....plans being sold all over.


5 posted on 03/04/2004 2:32:11 AM PST by KQQL (@)
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To: Angelus Errare
fyi..
6 posted on 03/04/2004 3:41:51 AM PST by Dog (Bin Laden your account to America is past due......time to pay up.)
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To: Piefloater
General Muhammad Aziz Khan,

humm that name looks familiar

7 posted on 03/04/2004 3:51:28 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Piefloater
Defence Minister Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
Abuja, Nigeria

Confidential Business Proposal

Dear Minister Kwankwaso,

Having consulted with my colleagues and based on the information gathered from the Pakistan Chambers Of Commerce And Industry, I have the privilege to request for your assistance to transfer the sum of $47,500,000.00 (forty seven million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) into your accounts. The above sum resulted from an over-invoiced contract with the North Korean Defence Ministry, executed commissioned and paid for about five years (5) ago by a Pakistani contractor. This action was however intentional and since then the fund has been in a suspense account at The Central Bank Of Pakistan Quetta Bank.

We are now ready to transfer the fund overseas and that is where you come in. It is important to inform you that as military officials, we are forbidden to operate a foreign account; that is why we require your assistance. The total sum will be shared as follows: 70% for us, 25% for you and 5% for local and international expenses incident to the transfer.

The transfer is risk free on both sides. I am an board member with the Pakistani National Nuclear Corporation (NNPC). And so we will expediate this transaction by presenting you with fictitious documents for the building of various nuclear weapons and programs. Since there is no problem with Pakistan's reputation in the sale of such plans, the documents will appear quite legitimate to your own banking authorities.

If you find this proposal acceptable, we shall require the following documents:

(a) your ministry's name, telephone, account and fax numbers.

(b) both your official and your private telephone and fax numbers -- for confidentiality and easy communication.

(c) your letter-headed approval paper stamped and signed.

Alternatively we will furnish you with the text of what to type into your letter-headed paper, along with a breakdown explaining, comprehensively what we require of you. The business will take us thirty (30) working days to accomplish.

Please reply urgently.

Best regards

General Muhammad Aziz Khan
Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff
Islamabad, Pakistan
8 posted on 03/04/2004 4:05:25 AM PST by angkor
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To: OXENinFLA
KHAAAANNN!!!

/Captain Kirk's "Wrath of Khan" yell>

9 posted on 03/04/2004 4:40:10 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Teacher317
"Will you open your heart to me?"
10 posted on 03/04/2004 4:46:05 AM PST by Peter J. Huss
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To: Piefloater
We need to start offering to give nukes to people, too--

--from orbit.

11 posted on 03/04/2004 5:13:48 AM PST by atomicpossum (Fun pics in my profile)
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To: Piefloater
The headline seems to indicate "nukes" as in nuclear weapons but the article just says "nuclear power."

A big difference in subtle wording... bad writing on the part of the author.
12 posted on 03/04/2004 5:39:09 AM PST by Lunatic Fringe ("Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history." -Abraham Lincoln, 1862)
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To: Piefloater
Mr president, are you paying attention?
Isn't one "afghanistan" per lifetime enough?

Why are you spending my tax dollars on a duplicitous, murdering country which needs a little pest control? Didn't you notice it didn't work the last time?

and the time before that... and the...

13 posted on 03/04/2004 5:46:13 AM PST by Publius6961 (50.3% of Californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks (subject to a final count).)
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To: Piefloater
Mr president, are you paying attention?
Isn't one "afghanistan" per lifetime enough?

Why are you spending my tax dollars on a duplicitous, murdering country which needs a little pest control? Didn't you notice it didn't work the last time?

and the time before that... and the...

14 posted on 03/04/2004 5:47:24 AM PST by Publius6961 (50.3% of Californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks (subject to a final count).)
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To: Piefloater
Sounds like someone wants Africa's population reduced by a few hundred million.
15 posted on 03/04/2004 6:36:41 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Publius6961
What the hell were those posts supposed to mean? Even posting them twice didn't help them make any sense.
16 posted on 03/04/2004 6:55:39 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (America's Enemies foreign and domestic agree: Bush must be destroyed.)
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To: OXENinFLA
The US press was awash with stories most unflattering. Arnaud Borchgrave of the disreputable Washington Times and the reputable United Press wrote of Gen Aziz Khan, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, allegedly calling America the “number 1 enemy of Muslims”
17 posted on 03/04/2004 7:02:06 AM PST by milestogo
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To: Piefloater
PAKISTAN'S top general has offered to help Nigeria to "strengthen its military capability and acquire nuclear power", a Nigerian defence ministry statement said Thursday.

NOTHING TO SEE HERE. Ok, let's roll out Bush for some more PRAISE of Musharraf! Our GREAT ALLY PAKISTAN!!!

18 posted on 03/04/2004 7:37:35 AM PST by montag813
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To: milestogo
Gen Aziz Khan, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, allegedly calling America the “number 1 enemy of Muslims”

NOTHING TO SEE HERE!!! PAKISTAN IS OUR ALLY!!! AAAAAAAAH!!!

19 posted on 03/04/2004 7:39:23 AM PST by montag813
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To: OXENinFLA
Khan is an extremely common surname in Asia. From the dictionary: Khan (n.) A king; a prince; a chief; a governor; -- so called among the Tartars, Turks, and Persians, and in countries now or formerly governed by them.

Perhaps the most famous Khan in history was Jenghiz Khan, the Mongol emperor whose Goldern Horde conquered most of Asia.

20 posted on 03/04/2004 7:59:01 AM PST by jpthomas
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To: jpthomas
I just wonder if he's any relation to A.Q.
21 posted on 03/04/2004 7:59:38 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: jpthomas
Interesting to see how this story got it's legs.



http://news.google.com/news?num=30&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&edition=us&scoring=d&newsclusterurl=http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3821049,00.html&start=60&sa=N&filter=0



Pakistan, Nigeria forging military deal
MSNBC - 14 hours ago
ABUJA, Nigeria - Pakistan’s top military official on Wednesday offered to share
unspecified military assistance and “nuclear power” with Nigeria’s ...


Nigeria, Pakistan in talks over Military Cooperation
Pakistan Times, Pakistan - Mar 2, 2004
LAGOS (Nigeria): Nigeria and Pakistan are this week holding detailed talks over
developing increased military cooperation, Nigeria's defence spokesman said ...


Nigeria seeks Pakistan assistance in defence equipment production
Daily Times of Nigeria, Nigeria - Mar 2, 2004
NIGERIA is to collaborate with Pakistan to produce defence equipment, Chief
of Defence Staff, General Alexander Ogomudia, said on Monday in Abuja. ...
22 posted on 03/04/2004 8:38:45 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: angkor
Classic.
23 posted on 03/04/2004 8:43:23 AM PST by RogueIsland
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To: Piefloater
LAGOS (Reuters) - A "typographical error" was responsible for false reports that Pakistan would help Nigeria obtain "nuclear power", the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

Riiiiiiight...................""Pakistan's nuclear capability is solely for the purpose of deterrence of aggression against Pakistan... and it would never be in our national interest to share this technology in whatever form with any other country," he said.

Blwawawaawawaw, I guess that form doesn't include Iran and NK

24 posted on 03/04/2004 8:45:41 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Lunatic Fringe
The headline seems to indicate "nukes" as in nuclear weapons but the article just says "nuclear power." A big difference in subtle wording... bad writing on the part of the author.

Not really, while the wording is vague, the offer came from a military man to a military man. I think the implication that they are talking about weapons rather than power generation is obvious, especially since Nigeria is rather oil rich.

25 posted on 03/04/2004 10:18:24 AM PST by blanknoone (How much of her money will Teresa let Kerry waste on his Presidential bid?)
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To: Piefloater
This is a joke, right?

Nigeria with nuclear weapons? Barbarous, no-industry-having, desert-and swampland Nigeria? They still have leprosy over there! You might as well tell me that Borneo has been developing a manned space program. The very idea comes across as ludicrous in the extreme.

But considering the Paks' fast-and-loose policies dealing with nuclear secrecy, this shouldn't be surprising news.

26 posted on 03/04/2004 10:32:18 AM PST by FierceDraka (Service and Glory!)
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To: yonif
The General is a dyed in the wool jihadi. He may not be under the control of Musharraf.
27 posted on 03/04/2004 10:43:21 AM PST by swarthyguy
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To: swarthyguy
The General is a dyed in the wool jihadi. He may not be under the control of Musharraf.

I think he is. The army is a strong institution led by Musharraf. But it doesn't matter in my opinion who is behind the general. The fact these militant Islamic activities are happening in the government of Pakistan itself is a strong reason why we should not be giving it a penny. It will backfire on us.

28 posted on 03/04/2004 10:45:39 AM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: yonif
OK, so what are we going to get for out billion dollars?
29 posted on 03/04/2004 11:15:20 AM PST by Barnacle (There’s a wee bit of Irish in everyone... Everyone, but John Kerry.)
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To: yonif
The US is committed. Lookee here.

AQ Khan acted without Pakisan government's support, says US
Agence France-Presse
Lisbon, March 4

The United States is convinced that Pakistan's top nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan sold nuclear secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea without the approval of top government officials in the country, a top US arms control official said on Thursday.

"We have no reason to believe that President Pervez Musharraf or the top echelons of the Pakistani government were in any way involved with Khan," US Undersecretary of State John Bolton told reporters in Lisbon where he is taking part in a two-day security conference.

"There may well be officials in the Pakistani government, military people, scientists, who were part of his network," he added.

"But I distinguish between that and sanctioned approval, complicity, by the top levels of the Pakistani government as to which we have no evidence."

WEll, it's meant for public consumption. But fools no one. This was an official state sanctioned proliferation for profit Paki establishment, thru civilian PM's and military dictators.

30 posted on 03/04/2004 11:19:08 AM PST by swarthyguy
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To: swarthyguy
That is an excellent example why we can't trust whose running the Pakistani government. A lot of our aid and other instances might fall into the wrong hands very easily. Militant Islam is rampant there and there might even be a power struggle seeking to get rid of Musharaf.
31 posted on 03/04/2004 11:22:22 AM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: Piefloater
Instead of building nuclear power plants why don't they start with something a little more basic, like say, sewers systems.
32 posted on 03/04/2004 11:23:06 AM PST by CathyRyan
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To: yonif
The Nigerians just found out the reach of US eavesdropping equiment.

And the Pakistanis lose some more credibility. How much do they have, anyway.
33 posted on 03/04/2004 12:42:14 PM PST by swarthyguy
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To: Lunatic Fringe
The headline seems to indicate "nukes" as in nuclear weapons but the article just says "nuclear power."

Considering the offer was made by Pakistan's top general in the context of "strengthen its military capability", I don't think we are talking about "Atoms for Paece" here.

34 posted on 03/04/2004 4:45:30 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Despise not the jester. Often he is the only one telling the truth)
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To: swarthyguy
None, absolutely none. People dressed in pajamas with poor sewer systems and crapp for infrastructure going out reaching for nukes?. I'm thinking Harm the US in the long run. It only takes a couple of nukes to come into our country and all hell breaks loose.
35 posted on 03/04/2004 6:50:20 PM PST by Iberian
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