Skip to comments.Race to the End:Pakistan's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea to develop battlefield nukes
Posted on 09/09/2012 1:24:46 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
One of the more tenacious conspiracy theories that have taken root in the hothouse of Pakistan's capital is that Osama bin Laden was not killed in the May 2, 2011, Navy SEAL raid on his compound in Abbottabad -- that, in fact, he had already been dead for years, killed in the caves of Tora Bora.
According to this theory, the CIA had been keeping bin Laden's corpse on ice, literally, ready to be resurrected at a moment when his "death" could better serve U.S. interests. That moment came when the SEALs decided to conduct a dry run of their long-planned operation to snatch Pakistan's nuclear weapons. Bin Laden's thawing corpse was brought along as cover in case the exercise blew up -- and as a devious bit of political theater to besmirch Pakistan's reputation if all went well.
What keep conspiracy theories like this alive are bits and pieces of half-baked evidence that could be construed to support a deeply held belief. In this case, it is the belief -- accepted across the board in Pakistan, from the top brass of its military down to the dusty gaggle of taxi drivers who awaited me each morning outside my Islamabad hotel -- that the United States has a not-so-secret plan to snatch Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.
Pakistan, with an estimated 90 to 120 warheads, is now believed to be churning out more plutonium than any other country on the planet -- thanks to two Chinese-built reactors that are now online, a third that is undergoing trials, and a fourth that is scheduled to become operational by 2016. It has already passed India in total number of warheads and is on course to overtake Britain as the world's No. 5 nuclear power.
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“Is a mosque we build here. Nothing more to see. Please to move on!”/s;)
Is a mosque we build here. Nothing more to see. Please to move on!
“Yes, is mosque! Please stop asking! Can’t you see its 3 minarets?”
“Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.” from Mr. Erdogan( of Turkey):
At least the Pakis have that one right, Osama was dead by August 2005.
“Foreign Policy” is one of the more stoopid rags out there, full of benighted wannabes from the left.
It isn’t a bad theory. Until reading the Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette’s comments, I didn’t think Obama was killed in the raid. Now, I am 99% convinced.