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Evidence at bin Ladenís home raises nuclear concerns
The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2011 | Eli Lake

Posted on 05/07/2011 3:17:56 AM PDT by Scanian

Intelligence analysts are sifting through phone numbers and email addresses found at Osama bin Laden’s compound to determine potential links to Pakistani government and military officials while U.S. officials and analysts raise concerns about the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear materials.

According to three U.S. intelligence officials, the race is on to identify what President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, has called bin Laden’s “support system” inside Pakistan. These sources sought anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to reporters.

“My concern now is that we cannot exclude the possibility that officers in the Pakistani military and the intelligence service were helping to harbor or aware of the location of bin Laden,” said Olli Heinonen, who served as the deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 2005 to 2010.

“What is to say they would not help al Qaeda or other terrorist groups to gain access to sensitive nuclear materials such as highly enriched uranium and plutonium?”

The U.S. has worried quietly about the infiltration of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and military for years. Those concerns heightened in recent months when the CIA learned that bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad was a stone’s throw from Pakistan's military academy

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: harboring; pakistan; plutonium; usintelligence

1 posted on 05/07/2011 3:18:00 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Given that Paki’s AQ Khan was out there ‘helping’ every damned rogue country refine their nuclear program I don’t see what this nonsense is all about.

Pak just slapped Khan on the wrist and set him free IIRC.


2 posted on 05/07/2011 3:25:18 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Scanian

I wonder if Bangalore is on the list of targets? Mostly all US financial institutions have data centers there.


3 posted on 05/07/2011 3:29:24 AM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: Scanian
So clever of the traitors in the US Congress, artfully
leaving the borders wide open.



4 posted on 05/07/2011 4:47:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Diogenesis

Two of the a-holes on the bottom are mercifully gone.

When is Miss Lindsey up again?


5 posted on 05/07/2011 5:18:21 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: MissMack99

Bangalore torpedoed?


6 posted on 05/07/2011 5:30:26 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Scanian

How difficult would it be to take out Pakistan’s nukes?


7 posted on 05/07/2011 5:35:47 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

‘Bangalore torpedoed’ indeed, that would make for an interesting headline around the globe.


8 posted on 05/07/2011 5:52:56 AM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: csvset
How difficult would it be to take out Pakistan’s nukes?

India probably has the Paki nuclear sites identified and targeted. And they have a few scores they would like to settle.

9 posted on 05/07/2011 6:18:10 AM PDT by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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To: Scanian
How many more fear mongering stories will the regime release in the coming days? First it was trains, now nukes.
10 posted on 05/07/2011 6:24:11 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Ladies and Gentlemen the _resident of the untied States!!)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Any other administration before him would have have not disclosed what was found on the hard drives. It should have been on a “need to know” bases only, at least until Stings were performed on “safe houses” and contacts were rounded up. John Brennan was flapping his gums within hours of these devices being powered up.


11 posted on 05/07/2011 6:37:35 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: mad_as_he$$

We all knew about the nukes.

What would be news would be Obozo actually doing something about them.

If they know where they are, they should be taken out.


12 posted on 05/07/2011 6:57:20 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: NavyCanDo
Were it me I would not have even talked about hard drives or other intel at all.
13 posted on 05/07/2011 6:59:05 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Ladies and Gentlemen the _resident of the untied States!!)
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To: Scanian

Agreed.


14 posted on 05/07/2011 6:59:47 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Ladies and Gentlemen the _resident of the untied States!!)
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To: Diogenesis

Consider what a nuclear explosion, in the U.S., would mean to those in power?

1. There would be an immediate declaration of Marshall law.
(Government controlling your every move)

2. The Presidential election would be ‘suspended’ until the current government felt it was ‘safe’ to hold them which could take years.

3. An attempt to confiscate all ‘firearms’ would be ordered for the ‘good’ of the people.

etc..

I’m sure there would be many more ‘safety’ concerns that would be addressed for the good of the country.../s


15 posted on 05/07/2011 7:27:08 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Scanian; katiedidit1

btt


16 posted on 05/07/2011 7:27:32 AM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: csvset
Very, very difficult, there are about 86 but many have been dispersed to underground bunkers along the Indian border.

Pakistan has not figured out how to down-size their weapons to make them portable by air.

The great risk is the sale of weapons grade uranium to say Burma or Iran if they get cash strapped.

That is Pakistan's "hostage" that will keep our blood money flowing to Pakistan.

17 posted on 05/07/2011 8:53:10 AM PDT by gandalftb (Fighting jihadists is like fighting an earthquake, harden yourselves.)
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To: Scanian

It’s gonna happen sooner or later.

The USA will be attacked with nuclear weapons.

There are just too many enemies out there with access to nukes.

Be prepared!


18 posted on 05/07/2011 11:51:02 AM PDT by darth
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To: darth

Makes me glad that I live in “Mayberry.”

They would have to be awfully desperate to use a nuke on this little place.


19 posted on 05/07/2011 12:03:22 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Unless its near one of our so called “undisclosed locations” that seem to be disclosed all the time???


20 posted on 05/11/2011 1:23:36 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.")
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