04 November 2011

You're worried about, what... Greece?

...pish, tosh lads... wake up and smell the geopolitical thermonuclear nightmare...

"Much of the world, of course, is anxious about the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, and for good reason: Pakistan is an unstable and violent country located at the epicenter of global jihadism, and it has been the foremost supplier of nuclear technology to such rogue states as Iran and North Korea."

"It is perfectly sensible to believe that Pakistan might not be the safest place on Earth to warehouse 100 or more nuclear weapons."
Actually, to be perfectly honest... it's way worse than you might think.
"The Pakistani government is willing to make its nuclear weapons more vulnerable to theft by jihadists simply to hide them from the United States, the country that funds much of its military budget,” Jeffrey Goldberg and Marc Ambinder write."
Sorry Peace Moonbeam... just because you saw Pervez Musharraf make nice on Jon Stewart's Daily Show doesn't mean everything is hunky-dory...
Public pronouncements to the contrary, very few figures in the highest ranks of the American and Pakistani governments suffer from the illusion that their countries are anything but adversaries, whose national-security interests clash radically and, it seems, permanently.


Anonymous said...

Both the US and the Soviets offered Pakistan the technology for "permissive action links" but Pakistan nukes apparently do not have them. So no central authority's key required.

Neo Conservative said...

this isn't about logic, or safeguards... or what makes sense.

remember... these are the guys who were housing osama just down the road from their version of west point.

they don't have any sort of civil, social or legal control over large parts of their own country and are, in fact... teetering on the brink of ditching democracy & returning to 10th century feudal theocracy.

the important point to remember here though, is... one (or any number) of their nukes goes missing... that's an explosion that will change the course of this planet's history forever.