Skip to comments.Report: Myanmar seeking nuclear weapons
Posted on 06/03/2010 11:57:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
BANGKOK (AP) -- Documents smuggled out of Myanmar by an army defector indicate its military regime is trying to develop nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, and North Korea is probably assisting the program, an expatriate media group said Friday.
The Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma said the defector had been involved in the nuclear program and smuggled out extensive files and photographs describing experiments with uranium and specialized equipment needed to build a nuclear reactor and develop enrichment capabilities.
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Well, now seems to be a good time to try given that the US has an incompetent fool for a president.
When Clinton and Bush took a pass on North Korea, they essentially gifted rogue nations with North Korean technology.
Sooner or later that is going to have a devastating impact on global dynamics.
Right now we’re letting Iran do the same thing. I think it’s getting technological know how from NK itself. It saw NK get away with it, and knew the paper tiger would bow to it too.
I take Carter and Obama to task on the issue of destabilization quite often. I think we’re dishonest with ourselves if we don’t recognize what our own guys do to screw things up.
If we had resolved the NK situation, we wouldn’t be facing what we are today.
What a mess.
Now that Hillary has given away U.S. secrets on the U.S. nuclear warhead count, she can just give one to every country that requests one.
the next meeting of the Burmese ruling junta would be an excellent place to try out a neutron bomb device .
Right in the middle of their new capital scam .
Just send them all to hell , one time .....call it good
The Junta could be taken out with relatively little effort, IMO
and should be
like allowing the cancer of the leadership of NK to go on & on for so many years .
preemptive strikes are the answer
Asking “pretty please” from China does not seem to helping.
I can’t help thinking how simultaneously cool and wierd it would be if the Vatican state had nukes.
this is like Iran using Syria as a subcontractor to divert inspectors...
Or Iraq using Sudan for chemical weapons. (Hey libs, that DID happen. Ask Bubba)
Munich was a masterpiece of appeasement, and therefore, a disaster. Our North Korean policy is similar to Chamberlain’s. We have done nothing to stem their nuclear program, and therefore, it goes on. And it will spread far and wide, since if we are not going to stop the North Koreans, we won’t stop anybody else. The only thing left for us to do now is to build as many nukes as we can possibly afford, enough to destroy every nation completely with one salvo. Our Commander-in-Chief, unfortunately, thinks everyone else will put down theirs if we put down ours. Peace in our time, and all that.....
Reminds me of the Sci-Fi classic Dune, where various wealthy and powerful dynasties had their own "family atomics"...
>> Every country from Lichtenstein on up seeking nuclear weapons <<
Yeah, but on just about any measure one can imagine — except for total population and land area — Burma (a.k.a. “Myanmar”) is BELOW Lichtenstein.
In terms of income, health, education, respect for civil liberties, etc. etc., Burma is down there in the ranks of the worst-governed and most poverty-stricken African countries, thanks to 50+ years of misrule by a socialist/fascist military dictatorship.
The situation is a terrible, terrible shame — not the least because Burma has such rich artistic and cultural traditions, a friendly and hardworking population, and abundant natural resources. The place is a case study of how socialism can ruin a land that otherwise could have been among the “Asian economic miracle” countries like Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.
During the last few years, moreover, even such former basket cases as India, Vietnam and Indonesia seem to be graduating into the “Asian miracle” ranks, while Burma stays locked in misrule and grinding poverty. It’s one of the great tragedies of the age.