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Nuclear Nightmare
IBD Editorials ^ | June 22, 2009

Posted on 06/22/2009 5:45:02 PM PDT by Kaslin

Nuclear Proliferation: Al-Qaida says it will use Pakistan's nuclear weapons against the U.S. if it ever gets the chance. We're not surprised. Nor would we be surprised if it eventually got the opportunity.


"God willing, the (Pakistani) nuclear weapons will not fall into the hands of the Americans, and the mujahedeen would take them and use them against the Americans." So says Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, al-Qaida's top commander in Afghanistan, where the terror group has found a friend and ally in the Taliban.

If you think 9/11 was bad, just wait until al-Qaida gets a nuke, which is not as far-fetched as it sounds. Based both in Afghanistan and Pakistan's untamed northwest frontier, al-Qaida in April launched a major offensive into Pakistan's Swat Valley, engaging in fierce fighting with Pakistani army forces.

Swat is just 60 miles from Pakistan's capital of Islamabad. If al-Qaida beats the Pakistan army in Swat, what will keep it from marching on Islamabad and gaining control of the Pakistani nuclear arsenal — said to number as many as 55 warheads? If you said Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency, guess again. It's riddled with fundamentalist al-Qaida sympathizers.

If this isn't frightening enough, the U.S. stands under direct threat of possible attack by a nuclear power — North Korea. That country, in the destabilizing throes of a leadership change, warns it will launch a missile on July 4 toward Hawaii — even as the U.S. shadows a North Korean ship containing nuclear contraband.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaedanukes; alqaedapakistan; nuclear; pakistan; pakistaninukes

1 posted on 06/22/2009 5:45:02 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

If this happens on 0bama’s watch...

He’s already cementing himself as worst president in the history of the US. That would be the nail in the coffin of the moderates who voted for 0bama because he looks cool.


2 posted on 06/22/2009 5:48:21 PM PDT by NeoConfederate
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To: Kaslin

The chances of terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb on American soil in the next 3-5 years are pretty remote. The chances of terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb on American soil in the next 10-15 years is a certainty.


3 posted on 06/22/2009 5:51:10 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Kaslin
do I really have to say it???

4 posted on 06/22/2009 5:52:58 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: Kaslin

“where the terror group has found a friend and ally in the Taliban”

Unfortunately they have a friend in the White House too...


5 posted on 06/22/2009 5:53:33 PM PDT by babygene
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To: OCC

It’s not that they would detonate a nuclear bomb on American soil. They could detonate on just as well on one of our allies soil


6 posted on 06/22/2009 5:54:03 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Bad Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

On the bright side: given the coup-prone nature of the Pakistani state, I assume that the designers of the Pak nukes installed PALs or some sort of security devices on the bombs in order to assure positive control. If so, the Towlies would not be able to arm the weapons — any attempt to arm a weapon without the proper PAL codes would trigger its PAL’s self-destruct function, rendering the weapon unusable. They would then have to take the “physics package” of each bomb apart and basically build a new weapon around it — a difficult and time-consuming process.


7 posted on 06/22/2009 5:57:05 PM PDT by B-Chan
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To: Kaslin
It was a "nuclear nightmare," while I posted hundreds of warning articles about Iran's building of nuclear weapons forces. Those were answered with all kinds of jeering, scoffing jokes and other slippery anti-defense comments. After the extremely frustrating realization of the the depths of our US apathy and unwillingness to fight, I'll call it a nuclear entertainment show. When it happens, I'll sit on these mountains and shout, with a beer in my hand, "I told you so! I told you so, but you wouldn't listen. Ha, ha, ha, ha ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ha, ha, ha!"

Americans, support and elect a man with former enlisted (not officer) Army experience (in other words, a real man--not a woman or a SNAG). Otherwise, don't expect any sympathy or votes from me.


8 posted on 06/22/2009 5:57:12 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: Kaslin

Where I wrote,...

“Americans, support and elect a man with former enlisted (not officer) Army experience (in other words, a real man—not a woman or a SNAG).”

...make that combat training and/or combat only—no REMFs, either.


9 posted on 06/22/2009 6:00:09 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: familyop

Seconded...~!


10 posted on 06/22/2009 6:19:04 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Kaslin

We have 10% unemployment, and NK is bragging about bombing Hawaii.

Can we agree this Administration is ineffectual - please?


11 posted on 06/22/2009 6:50:16 PM PDT by 4Liberty (End of civilization. 'Who cares about a little pork?' - Senator Schumer)
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To: Kaslin

Sobering, indeed.


12 posted on 06/22/2009 6:51:55 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: NeoConfederate
All these serious threats and we have a flea weight trying to pretend to be a president. Obama is dumber then I thought if he believes his wimpy overtures don't embolden the enemy.
13 posted on 06/22/2009 7:02:18 PM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: NeoConfederate; freekitty; sheik yerbouty; Free ThinkerNY; 2ndDivisionVet; flat; unkus; ...

The Fuhrer is going to take the Congress down with him. The American people are very very angry and that anger is growing. Once a Conservative Leader comes forth and exposes the Socialist and the plot behind him, the tidal wave will roll all over him and the Congress.


14 posted on 06/22/2009 7:06:13 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I agree.


15 posted on 06/22/2009 7:07:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Whre is the anger manifested? I don’t see it or don’t sense it from the obama bumper stickers I have seen. Every idiot that voted for him in ‘08 will vote for him in ‘12 plus the ACORN recruits.

That he will take Congress and America down I agree with you on that because that was what he was placed in office for. But do not look for his supporters to turn on him. They do not have the intelectual capicity to form independent thoughts or they would not worship obama to start with.


16 posted on 06/22/2009 7:19:09 PM PDT by sport
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To: familyop
I disagree in favor of Palin: I deem that she has the horse sense to name competent advisors in such matters, and to take their counsel.

Cheers!

17 posted on 06/22/2009 7:32:37 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: sport

Where I’m at, I don’t see Obama stickers. Democrats I’ve talked to want Zero gone as much as we do.


18 posted on 06/22/2009 7:41:41 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: NeoConfederate
"God willing, the (Pakistani) nuclear weapons will not fall into the hands of the Americans, and the mujahedeen would take them and use them against the Americans." So says Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, al-Qaida's top commander in Afghanistan, where the terror group has found a friend and ally in the Taliban.

They would use them in a New York minute if they had them - President Bush kept us safe because he was strong. How long before we lose a city or two?

19 posted on 06/22/2009 7:51:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (Chubby people live longer - by years! Will food police put a tax on tofu and sprouts!)
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To: Kaslin
And in response, Obama wants to cut our missile defense shield.
20 posted on 06/22/2009 9:02:32 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: sport

By the end of his term, I would guess that most working class Democrats will have decided that Obama is an agent of the “Establishment.” ;-) We know that enough of them are wanting feminism to go to its grave, and they don’t like the “free trade” regime.


21 posted on 06/22/2009 9:11:12 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: peeps36
All these serious threats and we have a flea weight trying to pretend to be a president. Obama is dumber then I thought if he believes his wimpy overtures don't embolden the enemy.

He isn't dumb .... he's just preoccupied ..... with building Socialism in One Country. (Stalin's old slogan, the one he used to beat, then exile, then murder Trotsky.)

His ruthlessness has other objects now.

22 posted on 06/23/2009 12:05:15 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: familyop
What's a SNAG?

You inventing your own acronyms, and we're supposed to know what you're talking about?

23 posted on 06/23/2009 12:10:28 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

SNAG - sensitive New Age guy


24 posted on 06/23/2009 12:26:35 AM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: Kaslin

He was BORN and RAISED in Indonesia. He saw America as TOO WEALTHY and a MILITARY BULLEY. In his eyes we NEVER GAVE ENOUGH. We could NEVER be generous enough, so Obama is going to fix that. He’ll show other countries how he’d like the U.S. to be - a third world country by bankrupting us.

He is going to CHANGE that. He’s not interested in redistributing our welath in America. His plan is to REDISTRIBUTE our WEALTH TO OTHER COUNTRIES and bring us DOWN to their level as he raisees THEM UP - at our expense. Then life will be “fair” - America was put in its place. He HATES AMERICA. He is a RACIST.


25 posted on 07/07/2009 7:35:34 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: familyop
"Americans, support and elect a man with former enlisted (not officer) Army experience..."

You mean like Tom Ridge?!?!

26 posted on 07/07/2009 7:41:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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