|India, Israel, and Pakistan—have declined to sign the Nuclear Proliferation treaty.|
India and Israel have much greater piles of nuclear arms. I think Pakistani
assets and scientists are in safe hands of professionally trained army despite
foreign inspired terrorism to frighten the world that terrorists can get hold of
I think Pakistan should agree to sign NPT if Israel and India also do and
Kashmir dispute is settled according to the old UN Resolution and
a long term commitment is signed to help defend Pakistan against foreign
aggression Pakistan certainly needs foreign expertise in multiple uses of
atomic energy for peaceful purposes.
A review of Nuclear Black Markets: Pakistan, A. Q. Khan, and
the Rise of Proliferation Networks
By Zia Mian | 18 November 2007
Pakistan and Khan are only part of the problem. Nuclear Black Markets observes that the larger proliferation challenge is that "tighter controls on state-to-state technology transfers over the past four decades have resulted in the emergence of the private sector as an additional source of nuclear technology and expertise for proliferant states." It details how these
"black and grey markets" in both nuclear technology and knowledge have been tapped by Iraq, Iran, India, North Korea, and Libya, and to lesser degree by Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, and Syria.
The bottom line is clear: "Export controls alone are not likely to stop illicit trade in nuclear material and technology. Where there is a determined demand and the price is high enough, there is likely to be a supply." And government agencies are "often underfunded,
undermanned, and undermotivated" and cannot hope to stem the tide. Capitalism will prevail over the state.
A physicist, Mian directs the Project for Peace and Security in South Asia at Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security. His work focuses on nuclear weapons and nuclear power issues in South Asia and finding alternative policies that can contribute to disarmament and sustainable development. Previously, he worked at the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad. He has taught at Princeton, Yale University, and Quaid-i-Azam University in Pakistan. His books include Pakistan’s Atomic Bomb and the Search for Security and Making Enemies, Creating Conflict: Pakistan’s Crises of State and Society.)
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From: Bashir Syed <bsyed@...>
Subject: RE: Court Declares PMLQ-MQM Traitor Pervez Musharraf a Criminal Fugitive
Cc: "Pakistan Affairs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2009, 8:10 AM
This is an eye opening experience for Pakistanis. If Atiq-ur-Rahman and Dr.Afia Siddiqui can be kidnapped, no scientist (including AQ Khan) in Pakistan would be safe from the clutches of the Enemies of Pakistan, who have already declared VIOLENT Attempt to go any length (see following reference).
Reference: "THE ISLAMIC BOMB: The Threat to Israel and the Middle East," by Steve Weissman and Herbert Krosney, NYT/Times Books, New York 1981 [ISBN
0-8129-0978-X] --> Page 205:
"We will not hesitate to use violent means to make those responsible for nuclear arms proliferation understand the seriousness of their actions," declared the self -proclaimed protectors [a group calling itself "the
League for Protecting the Sub Continent aka (LPSC), most likely a shadow arm of Mossad]. "We believe it better to eliminate a few individuals and destroy a few factories rather than risk the wholesale massacre of millions of
Bashir A. Syed