May 25, 2006

Defiance of the Janus Cartel

Befuddled by Pakistan's intransigency with regards to the questioning of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan concerning his transfer to Iran of nuclear technology and the equipment needed to contruct a nuclear weapon, the U. S. House of Representatives - Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation has suddenly called for an open hearing to be held on the 25th of May at 2pm.

It's anyone's guess what will become of the meeting and strangely there seems to be not even the slightest mention of it in the United States' media neither is there any mention of Pakistan's recent appointment of Anwar Ali as the new Chairman of Pakistan's Atomic Energy Commission. Anwar Ali was tied to nuclear proliferation in the 1980's, and along with his cronies Dr. AQ Khan and General Aslam Beg is an Islamist and card-carrying member of the anti-American contingent who share a dream of a nuclearizing the Middle East.

In any event, regardless of the outcome of the meeting in Washington, Pakistan's government remains steadfastly defiant.

“We have repeatedly said that whatever information is required, questions can be forwarded to the government of Pakistan. We would get the answer, we would do investigation and we would transmit this information,” she said. “(But) there is no question of direct access.”

With contemptuous and defiant statements like this, it makes it very hard to believe that Dr. AQ Khan's transfers of nuclear weapon technology and equipment took place without the approval and sanction of the Pakistani government. Seriously, considering the seriousness of the matter and the fact that the world is on the very verge of nuclear blackmail from a country who has repeatably threatened to use nuclear weapons and "wipe Israel of the map", on what conceivable basis would a supposed ally of the United States have to object?

It's deja vu all over again as the world powers urgently meet in London and discuss how to appease an obstreperous Iran. Pakistan and Iran have their own meeting.

Lets hope the world powers don't offer up Czechoslovakia again this time. Chances are they will be forced to surrender Israel instead anyway.

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