Monday, May 08, 2006

Al-Qaida has nuclear secrets

How is George W. Bush winning his "war on terrah?"

By rewarding countries that foster the spread of terrorism.

Countries that spread nuclear secrets to potentially dangerous regimes get the biggest prizes.

How else could we explain President Bush giving Pakistan a fleet of shiny new F-16 fighter jets in 2004 -- at a cost of $3 billion to U.S. taxpayers -- after Pakistan's dictator, General Mushareff, refused to allow United States intelligence analysts to talk to Abdul Qadeer Khan?

Mushareff is also the guy who refuses to give U.S. forces access to Pakistani territory where Osama bin Laden may be hiding.

Who among us thinks Pakistan has provided cooperation meriting a $3 billion gift?

A.Q. Khan stole centrifuge blueprints from Norway, later becoming the father of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, secretly selling nuclear material, designs, and possibly centrifuges to North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Libya.

We would like to believe that the President of the United States, the "war president," would like to know the extent of proliferation spawned by A.Q. Khan, the people in his proliferation network, the extent of that proliferation.

We would like to believe that George W. Bush has the diplomatic influence around the world to get the essential intelligence needed to disarm terrorist networks.

Bush begs for cooperation, but Mushareff continues to demure.

I wonder how that goes? Does George have some chummy nickname for Mushareff? "Hey Mushie, have you gone up in one of those F-16's yet? You know, my daddie got me a job as a pilot guarding the Texas border during the Vietnam War, heh, heh, heh. So ... you think I could have a word with your friend A.Q. Khan? Pretty please?"

No, no, no, no. Diplomacy is for wimps. The neocon way is to kill anything that moves -- threat or no threat -- because eventually, everyone will become a terrorist. The chimp-in-chief is creating more enemies than the United States has ever had before.

I don't know about the veracity of the report, but now WorldNetDaily is reporting that the CIA and Britain's MI6 discovered six scientists trained by A.Q. Khan have been "advising al-Qaida on how to weaponize fissionable materials it has now obtained."

Hey George, why don't you stand in the hole of the World Trade Center and announce that news with a bullhorn!

What, exactly, did you mean, George, when you so shamelessly used that tragedy as a photo op and announced, "Pretty soon those evildoers will be hearing from us."

By the way, can anyone imagine FDR rallying the nation after Pearl Harbor with that line? Not a speech for the history books.

Did you mean you'd be sending a bunch of F-16's as thanks for spreading nuclear secrets to our enemies? Did you mean that you were going to let al-Qaida get the bomb?

How did you deal with Mushareff when journalist Daniel Pearl was killed by al-Qaida in Pakistan?

Q: Mr. President, are you satisfied with Pakistan's response in the Daniel Pearl case? And is the United States interested in pursuing or indicting the primary suspect that's now in custody there?

THE PRESIDENT: I am satisfied with the response of President Musharraf and the Pakistani government. I got a phone call from him when I was flying back from China, and I could tell from the tone of his voice how distraught he was, how disturbed he was that this barbaric act had taken place in his country. He knew full well that those killers did not represent the vast, vast majority of the people in his own country. And he vowed to me on the phone that he would do everything in his power to chase down the killers and bring them to justice.

And, yes, we're always interested in dealing with people who have harmed American citizens.

So, Mushareff sounded distraught. Case closed?

Way to go George!

Anyone out there now regret that they voted to give this idiot another four years?


At 5/08/2006 12:39:00 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Don't know if Shrub has a nickname for Mushie, but I hear the Pakistani public does:


Oh, and I don't know if this is an ongoing problem with blogger, but I went to post a comment the other day and couldn't get the word verification to display...I'm at home today using Firefox, and it's not an issue (at work we're required to go with IE)

At 5/08/2006 02:09:00 PM, Blogger BadTux said...

I wouldn't put too much stock in World Nut daily. Here's some of the things I've learned by reading World Nut Daily:

1. A National ID card is the mark of the beast as mentioned in the Book of Revelations.
2. Over a million American citizens demonstrating in the streets in favor of immigrant rights are a minority, while a few thousand American citizens demonstrating in the streets to send the immigrants back home are a majority.
3. Those dusky brown people are all criminals and will KILL US ALL unless we put the Army on the border and start shooting them down like dogs.
4. Army chaplains are court-martialled for praying, not for going AWOL against orders to an event that they were ordered not to attend.
5. All members of the Kennedy family are deranged murderers.
6. The reason college is expensive has nothing to do with bloated administrative costs, gold-plated buildings, enormously-expensive computer equipment needed for modern research, or anything like that. It's because college professors make too much money. (Hmm, I need to tell my former college professors that... they'd probably die laughing, given that they were barely paid above poverty level to try to drum some basic facts into our thick heads!).
7. The founder of the Minutemen is a patriotic American who is running for President and will win, rather than being a neo-Nazi vigilante loon who hates brown people and wants to shoot them dead like dogs.
8. A law is needed to make people recite the Pledge of Allegience in English rather than Spanish.

Yessiree, World Nut Daily keeps me informed about all the pressing issues of the day. Things like, say, Presidents lying us into war? Not important. Latest deeds of the deranged serial killer Kennedies? Why, the most important thing in the world!

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

At 5/08/2006 04:22:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Busharraf -- nice!

Blogger's word verification is a little buggy at times -- okay, blogger is a little buggy generally.

I know badtux -- I could instantly see that the reporting was unreliable when I saw the banner ad for "Defeat Hillary" T-shirts with a hammer and sickle on them.

Still, you wouldn't think that a bunch a wingnuts to the right of fascism would get their facts wrong about nuclear secrets going to terrorists.

Still, this statement seems pretty irrefutable, unless their lying:

MI6, Britain's secret intelligence service, has identified six Pakistani scientists working in Iran's nuclear bomb program who have been "advising al-Qaida on how to weaponize fissionable materials it has now obtained."

Oh ... so maybe there's a reason professors wear jackets with patches on the elbows?

At 5/08/2006 09:11:00 PM, Blogger BadTux said...

Hey, these are the same guys who insisted that Iraq was brimming, brimming I say, with weapons of mass destruction.

They're not any more accurate on weapons of mass destruction than they are on anything else.


At 5/08/2006 09:14:00 PM, Blogger BadTux said...

Oh -- one last thing I forgot -- Joseph Farrah gets a large amount of his info from Massad, through a cutout news service based in Jeruselem. Which has pumped plenty of disinformation through him in the past, such as all the Iraqi WMD stuff. He's a sucker for that kind of stuff, because like most Lebanese Christians, he loves Israel and believes that all Muslims are evil, and thus *wants* to believe the worst of them. And Massad gives him what he wants to believe. With sometime-hilarious results :).


At 5/09/2006 04:26:00 AM, Anonymous JollyRoger said...

I gotta agree with Badtux-WND is no more credible than Newsmax, or Drudge. I wouldn't lose any sleep over anything I read in WND, even if it was about me.

At 5/09/2006 11:38:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Good information guys. I'm not very familiar with the operation, so live and learn.


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