15 June 2008

Now you just have to decide...

Is the glass half full... or half empty?

While the Canadian media is making itself giddy over the Taliban jailbreak in Afghanistan... I suspect Canadian troopers are quietly pleased about the suddenly 'target-rich' environment.

Meanwhile, the news that should really concern people is tucked away in a dark corner...

A draft report released by a former U.N. weapons inspector found that the international smuggling ring that supplied nuclear designs to Iran, Libya, and North Korea also obtained the blueprints for an advanced nuclear warhead, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

"These advanced nuclear weapons designs may have long ago been sold off to some of the most treacherous regimes in the world," Albright wrote in his report, which was obtained by the newspaper.
Funny how that works.

(h/t reader rich)

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RELATED: Perhaps a little background...

...would help flesh out the narrative...
"When you consider all this in tandem, with the fact that A.Q. Khan, Pakistan's foremost atomic scientist, is some sort of freebooting nuclear pirate, it's a little unsettling, to say the least."
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LAST WORD: Diplomatic chewing gum & baling wire
The situation poses a number of strategic dilemmas for the US. US-led forces may have to assume the security responsibility for an area that Pakistan has effectively abandoned to the Taliban while simultaneously being pummeled by the "outrage" of same Pakistani politicians who abdicated it in the first place.

In the worst case Pakistan will demand all the dignities of sovereignty over an area for which they will assume no meaningful control. At the same time, the US must respond to this situation without wholly alienating Pakistan through which the bulk of US supplies pass. Afghanistan will be effectively lost if the supply lines are irrevocably closed.

While Pakistan remains broken it cannot effectively control its territory; and border problems will only get worse. A fractured Pakistan will ipso facto mean that radical Islamic organizations will always have a safe haven within its formal borders.
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POSTSCRIPT: Yet another link from Canadian Cynic

Hey, buddy... you're still a little peeved, huh?

Those bad people still chasin' you?

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7 comments:

Rich said...

A.Q. Khan needs to.....'go away'.

Anonymous said...

Peggy Nash and the NDP wanted Canada to put theee thugs in a smaller POW camp (Camp Trudeau) run by our troops because a group of Pro-Taliban Muslim in Ottawa who have ties to Maher Arar's Lawsuit have alleged War-Crimes by our soldiers just because OTHER Muslims have abused OTHER Muslim pow's.

Imagine the outrage if the Car had rammed a Mock-prison wired fence and actually slaughtered 60% of the POW's along with 20 civilians and several Soldiers.
Taliban Jack and Peggy Nash would be demanding that our troops come home and that all POW's be handed over to Afghan Control
to assure protection under the Geneva Convention since Canada is responsible for those deaths .

I only wish Nash, Layton,Davies,Siksay,Chow,and Svend Robinson would go to Afghanistan to meet the Taliban
and spew the NDP Rainbow rants about Abortion and Same-gender marriage.
Then we just sit back and wait for the Al-Qeada videos on Al-Jeezera where hooded Muslims praising Allah and Muhammad will slowly saw off their heads with a dull knife .
I'm sure all of the NDPer's will understand that Poverty and the Jews have cause these peaceful Muslims to become mass-murderers .

Neo Conservative said...

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talk about irony... for all the dipper nonsense about negotiating with the taliban... libby and svend would be the first people hung from the nearest lamp post... if they went over there and actually tried to parlay.

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Anonymous said...

Well you know Tabby Jack would negotiate with the mullah's himself but you see he's got this trick hernia that keeps popping out otherwise he'd be on the first plane to Islamabad.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... trick hernia that keeps popping out"

well... it really wouldn't be so bad... if that was the only thing that kept popping out.

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Rich said...

More (and not good)---from the article at the link at the end.
"..investigators have no doubt that he was the source of the digitized bomb design. "Clearly, someone had tried to modernize it, to improve the electronics," one said. "There were handwritten references to the electronics, and the question is, who was working on this?"

The officials said that parts of the design were coded so that they could be transferred quickly to an automated manufacturing system for the production of parts"

http://tinyurl.com/65tc4s

Neo Conservative said...

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it's just a matter of time. and it ain't gonna be pretty.

the israelis get around to hitting iran, mohammad's momma is gonna feel it.

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