Listen up hippies. Get on your patchouli bedaubed knees and thank the Mighty BushCo for its massive spying program. Without it we’d have unsavoury types sharing nuclear secrets with Teh Axis of Evil.
Ha ha, I fooooled yooo (via The Washington Post):
An international smuggling ring that sold bomb-related parts to Libya, Iran and North Korea also managed to acquire blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon, according to a draft report by a former top U.N. arms inspector that suggests the plans could have been shared secretly with any number of countries or rogue groups.
The drawings, discovered in 2006 on computers owned by Swiss businessmen, included essential details for building a compact nuclear device that could be fitted on a type of ballistic missile used by Iran and more than a dozen developing countries, the report states.
The pResident will want to bomb the hell out of all of the countries that might have that information. Unless there’s a possibility they could hit us back.
The computer contents – among more than 1,000 gigabytes of data seized – were recently destroyed by Swiss authorities under the supervision of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, which is investigating the now-defunct smuggling ring previously led by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan.
Pity they didn’t go to the Dick Cthcheney Skool of Data Scrubbing. Oh well I’m sure Friend O’ the Chimperor Musharraf took care of that ne’er do well Khan. Musharraf was our bestest friend in The War Against Terra dontyewknow.
Khan, who apologized for his role in the smuggling network in a 2004 speech broadcast in Pakistan, was officially pardoned by President Pervez Musharraf without being formally charged with crimes.
Um. Well. Musharraf is out because some people didn’t understand that you have to break a lot of heads to make a Democracy Omelet. Now the dirty commie pinko hippies are in charge. I guess this means we can bomb them. How big is their army?
Pakistan has previously denied that Khan stole the country’s weapons plans. Musharraf has not allowed IAEA experts to interview Khan, an engineer who is regarded as a national hero for his role in establishing Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program. Khan, in interviews last month with The Post and several other publications, asserted that the allegations of nuclear smuggling were false.
Maybe we can re-invade Iraq