Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Wahhabi N-Bomb!

There are growing suspicions and concerns that Saudi Arabia has approached Pakistan for assistance to develop the N-bomb. Saudi Arabia is a big financier of various Islamic countries, and possesses considerable hold over these poorer nations including Pakistan.

Pakistan has already shown that it could be utterly irresponsible in controlling nuclear weapon technology. While many blamed Pakistan's AQ Khan as the 'Merchant of Menace', a Pakistani friend told me Khan couldn't have made those illegal transfer of nuclear technology without the instructions or blessings of the military rulers.

The US, Europe and Australia are so concerned that they have now jointly urged the Arab Kingdom to open up more of its nuclear programmes for inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

These nations are deeply troubled that the Saudis could be exempt from any outside policing of their nuclear agenda under an agreement, the Small Quantities Protocol (SQP), they have negotiated with the IAEA. The Saudis have a record of nuclear ambiguities, including reported interest in a weapons program.

If we remember that 15 0f the 19 attackers on 9/11 were Saudis, the nightmare of the Islamic bomb may be realised when the Wahhabi Saudis get their hands on one.

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