Thursday, June 21, 2007

That Pesky Islamic Nuke Threat

By Cernig

A big hat tip to Ron at Middle Earth Journal for this one. He notices that Pakistan is up in arms at the award of a Knighthood in Britain's most recent honours list to Salman Rushdie, and pairs that with a story at ABC's The Blotter.
A satellite photograph obtained by ABC News reveals Pakistan is nearing completion of a third, previously unknown plutonium production reactor, suggesting Pakistan may be planning to expand its nuclear weapons arsenal.

"With large stocks of plutonium, Pakistan can build a new generation of lighter, more powerful weapons that can more easily be launched via missiles and can cause far more damage," said David Albright, the president of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), which, along with Digital Globe, provided the satellite image to ABC News.
Pakistan, unlike Iran, is not a member of the NPT and there are no international inspections of Pakistani plants at all. Ron asks:
Now explain to me how a country that is the home to the men who attacked this country on 9/11 and already has nukes is not a greater threat than Iran.
To which the time-honored blogospheric response can only be "Indeed".

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