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  • Pak nukes hidden at nine places, at risk of being stolen by terrorists

    09/24/2017 2:50:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Monday, September 25, 2017 | Sachin Parashar, TNN
    HIGHLIGHTS o The short-range weapons meant to be used early in a conventional conflict with India are at a risk of landing up with terrorists. o According to the report, Pakistan has stored its nuclear forces at nine different locations across the country. o The report adds that Pakistan has a rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal of 130-140 warheads. o Pakistani military personnel stand beside a Shaheen III surface-to-surface ballistic missile. (Representative image/Reuters) NEW DELHI: Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi last week yet again flaunted+ his country's tactical or nonstrategic nuclear weapons, saying they were meant to deter the Indian Army's...
  • Pakistan 'ready to deliver nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia'

    11/07/2013 1:57:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/7/2013 | Rob Crilly
    Saudi Arabia has a secret deal with Pakistan offering funding for Islamabad’s nuclear weapons programme in return for access to warheads, according to the BBC’s Newsnight show. Rumours of a deal have long circulated in the Middle East, amid Saudi anxiety at its principal regional rival Iran developing a “Shia bomb”. Fresh details emerged on the eve of talks in Geneva to find a deal on Iran's nuclear capabilities. Citing American intelligence reports and a former Pakistani security officer, the BBC said nuclear weapons made in Pakistan for Saudi Arabia were ready for delivery. However, the Pakistan government dismissed the...
  • Race to the End:Pakistan's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea to develop battlefield nukes

    09/09/2012 1:24:46 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 6 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 5, 2012 | Tom Hundly
    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...
  • Pakistan: US Men May Have Planned Nuclear Attack

    12/26/2009 10:06:15 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies · 659+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 26 DECEMBER 2009 | AP
    ISLAMABAD (AP) ― Police are trying to determine whether five Americans detained in Pakistan had planned to attack a complex that houses nuclear power facilities, authorities said Saturday. The young Muslim men, who are from the Washington, D.C., area, were picked up in Pakistan earlier this month in a case that has spurred fears that Westerners are traveling to the South Asian country to join militant groups. Pakistani police and government officials have made a series of escalating and, at times, seemingly contradictory allegations about the men's intentions, while U.S. officials have been far more cautious, though they, too, are...
  • Bomb hits outside suspected Pakistani nuclear-weapons site (Al Qaeda trying to get material?)

    10/23/2009 3:46:39 PM PDT · by onehitfrag · 3 replies · 309+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 10-23-09 | Saeed Shah
    A suicide bomber attacked a suspected nuclear-weapons site Friday in Pakistan, raising fears about the security of the nuclear arsenal, while two other terrorist blasts made it another bloody day in the country’s struggle against extremism. Increasingly daring and sophisticated attacks by terrorists allied with al Qaida on some of Pakistan’s most sensitive and best-protected installations have led to warnings that extremists could damage a nuclear facility or seize nuclear material. Pakistan's nuclear sites are mostly in the northwest of the country, close to the capital, Islamabad, to keep them
  • Security of Pakistan nuclear weapons questioned

    10/12/2009 8:15:44 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 617+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/12/2009 | Chris Brummitt and Pamela Hess
    An audacious weekend assault by Islamic militants on Pakistan's army headquarters is again raising fears of an insurgent attack on the country's nuclear weapons installation. Pakistan has sought to protect its nuclear weapons from attack by the Taliban or other militants by storing the warheads, detonators and missiles separately in facilities patrolled by elite troops. Analysts are divided on how secure these weapons are. Some say the weapons are less secure than they were five years ago, and Saturday's attack would show a "worrisome" overconfidence by the Pakistanis. While complex security is in place, much depends on the Pakistani army...
  • Pakistan Nukes At Risk

    07/01/2009 7:12:43 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 8 replies · 518+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 7/1/2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    Taliban terrorists know where some of Pakistan's nuclear weapons are stored based on information from allies inside the country's national security forces. A military source tells HUMAN EVENTS the Taliban and al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan's western frontier have ties to elements of the Pakistan army and Inter-Services Intelligence. The ISI helped put the Taliban in power in Afghanistan in 1996s. Its agents have helped it carry out attacks, including the bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul. It is through these contacts that the Taliban and its extremist allies know the locations of some nuclear warheads. Pakistan is believed...
  • Nuclear Nightmare

    06/22/2009 5:45:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 844+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 22, 2009
    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...
  • Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    06/21/2009 2:19:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies · 701+ views
    Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons 21 Jun 2009 21:01:19 GMT Source: Reuters By Inal Ersan DUBAI, June 21 (Reuters) - If it were in a position to do so, Al Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons in its fight against the United States, a top leader of the group said in remarks aired on Sunday. Pakistan has been battling al Qaeda's Taliban allies in the Swat Valley since April after their thrust into a district 100 km (60 miles) northwest of the capital raised fears the nuclear-armed country could slowly slip into militant hands. "God willing, the...
  • Could the Taliban or Al-Qaede in Pakistan already have one or more of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons?

    05/17/2009 10:42:39 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 12 replies · 1,547+ views
    Vanity | 17 May 2009 | Trueblackman
    Could our worst nightmare in the War on Terror could now be possible true? Does Al-Qeade or the Taliban have one or more bombs from Pakistan's Arsenal? I was thinking about how naive the Obama White House has been when it comes to the War on Terror, but the last 2 weeks has brought forth this major concern. It began some two weeks ago, when the Obama White House and State Department publicly became embittered at the fact that Pakistan's civilian leader would not tell them the location or in what condition Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal happens to be and I...
  • U.S. Has Plan to Secure Pakistan Nukes if Country Falls to Taliban

    05/14/2009 3:56:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 925+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    The United States has a detailed plan for infiltrating Pakistan and securing its mobile arsenal of nuclear warheads if it appears the country is about to fall under the control of the Taliban, Al Qaeda or other Islamic extremists. American intelligence sources say the operation would be conducted by Joint Special Operations Command, the super-secret commando unit headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C. JSOC is the military's chief terrorists hunting squad and has units now operating in Afghanistan on Pakistan's western border. But a secondary mission is to secure foreign nuclear arsenals -- a role for which JSOC operatives have trained...
  • Delhi Thinks Pakistan's Nuclear Sites in Radical Hands: Indian PM Tells Obama- "Pakistan is lost."

    05/16/2009 8:49:16 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 45 replies · 1,549+ views
    Debkafiles ^ | May 16, 2009, 1:57 PM | Gioria Shamis and Diane Shalem
    The important Times of India quotes DEBKA-Net-Weekly's exclusive report of Friday, May 15, which revealed that Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh had warned US president Barack Obama that Pakistan's nuclear sites in North West Frontier Province areas that are Taliban-al Qaeda strongholds are already partly in the hands of Islamic extremists. He told Obama: "Pakistan is lost." DEBKA listed the locations of those nuclear sites and illustrated them with a special map. Singh's Congress Party has meanwhile won a second term in India's general election, according to exit polls Saturday, May 16. The Times of India goes on to cite...
  • ‘France to Provide Pakistan Nuke Technology’

    05/15/2009 7:21:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,079+ views
    Sindh Today ^ | May 15th, 2009
    France has agreed to provide Pakistan with civilian nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, state-owned PTV reported Friday, quoting Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. According to Qureshi, France has expressed its readiness for cooperating with Pakistan in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The affirmation came during President Asif Ali Zardari’s discussions with his French counterpart Nicholas Sarkozy. Further negotiations on this will be held in July this year, Qureshi said. Zardari, who is on his first visit to France after assuming office, Friday held extensive discussions on a wide range of bilateral issues. The two leaders reviewed bilateral ties, the...
  • India thinks some Pakistani N-sites already in radical hands: Report

    05/15/2009 1:08:17 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 56 replies · 1,745+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 16 May 2009, 0120 hrs IST | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told President Obama that nuclear sites in Pakistan's restive frontier province are "already partly" in the hands of Islamic extremists, an Israeli journal has said, amid considerable anxiety among US pundits here over Washington's confidence in the security of the troubled nation's nuclear arsenal. Claims about the high-level exchange between New Delhi and Washington were made in the Debka, a journal said to have close ties with Israeli intelligence, under the headline "Singh warns Obama: Pakistan is lost." The brief story said the Indian prime minister had named Pakistani nuclear sites in the...
  • ‘Pakistan Making More N-Weapons’

    05/15/2009 12:23:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 929+ views
    The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, has confirmed reports that Pakistan is increasing its nuclear weapons programme. The confirmation came during a Senate Armed Services committee hearing on Thursday when Democrat senator Jim Webb, an expert on defence issues, raised fears that Pakistan is adding to the nuclear weapons it traditionally has pointed toward India, and questioned whether US aid could be funding it. Noting reports that Pakistan "may be actually adding on their weapon systems and warheads" Webb asked: "Do you have any evidence of that?" "Yes," Mullen answered. The US has urged...
  • Nuclear Pakistan brings Taliban threat home

    05/07/2009 7:59:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies · 337+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Tuesday, May 5, 2009. | Editorial
    How horrible, fantastic it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing." - British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, 1938 What on Earth is going on over in Pakistan? And what does it have to do with life in America ... The Munich Crisis of 1938 provides that case in point where the problems of a quarrel in a far away place can come home to every one of us. Ask any veteran of World War II if they thought they had...
  • Obama Must Press Zardari on Nukes: Lugar

    05/06/2009 9:01:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 509+ views
    Dawn ^ | Thursday, 07 May, 2009
    US President Barack Obama must press visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to accept more help in securing US aid to secure his country's nuclear arsenal, a top senator said Wednesday. ‘He must convince President Zardari to accept more assistance and embrace cooperation,’ said Republican Senator Richard Lugar, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Lugar, a leading US foreign policy voice, cited global concerns that unrest in Pakistan could lead to its nuclear weapons, or the raw materials for chemical or biological weapons, ‘falling into the wrong hands.’ ‘President Obama must use this opportunity to gain clarification...
  • US concerned over Pakistan's nukes: Clinton

    04/25/2009 7:31:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,100+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/25/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is currently safe, but Washington has "concerns" over what could happen if the advancing Taliban topples the government, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview with Fox News. The security of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is "an issue that we have very adamant assurances about from the Pakistani military and government. We've done a lot of work over the years evaluating that," Clinton told Fox News in an interview in Baghdad. "I think that the current thinking of our government is that it is safe," she said, according to a transcript of the...
  • N-weapons are safe from Taliban: PM

    04/24/2009 9:02:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 772+ views
    Daily Tmes ^ | 4/25/09
    Pakistan’s military can stop Taliban who are closing in on the capital, and the nation’s nuclear weapons are safe, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told the National Assembly on Friday. Gilani spoke for the first time about the safety of the country’s nuclear weapons since the recent surge of the Taliban, while addressing parliamentarians. “If anybody challenges the writ of the government ... we will react,” said Gilani. On Friday, the president also assured separate gatherings in Sialkot district that Pakistan’s nuclear assets were safe. Gilani said that troops could handle the situation.
  • (Pakistani scientist)A Q Khan offered Osama N-weapons before 9/11

    12/14/2008 6:51:32 PM PST · by Cronos · 8 replies · 752+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 14 Dec 2008 | PTI
    Barely a month before the 9/11 terror attacks, two Pakistani nuclear scientists, said to be close to disgraced Abdul Qadeer Khan, met up with al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and offered to supply him with atomic weapons, according to a newly released book Chaudiri Abdul Majeed and Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood, who held a series of senior posts in Pakistani nuke programme, went to Taliban headquarters in Kandahar in mid-August 2001 and spent three days with bin Laden who was keen on acquiring weapons of mass destruction, the book says. In fact, Mahmood was said to be more close to Khan,...