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US, West, Ignoring Pakistan’s Nuclear Threat

With both Pakistan's strongmen and its Islamist forces ready to take anti-Western action, the U.S. and the West must reconsider the amount of attention they pay to Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.
Pakistan's Khushab plutonium production reactor.

Pakistan's Khushab plutonium production reactor.

Who knows if those strong men will be willing to push the limit with their nuclear power as well?

With both Pakistan’s strongmen and its Islamist forces ready to take anti-Western action, the U.S. and the West must reconsider the amount of attention they pay to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

About the Author: Mudar Zahran is a Palestinian writer and academic from Jordan, who now resides in the UK as a political refugee.


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7 Responses to “US, West, Ignoring Pakistan’s Nuclear Threat”

  1. Charlie Hall says:

    At the moment Pakistan's ruling party is a secular Leftist party, the Pakistan People's Party. And Islamic extremists have never done well in Pakistani elections.

    OTOH, see this:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/11/the-atlantic-cover-story-pakistan-the-ally-from-hell/247886/

  2. Enuff Warz says:

    Relax we don't like extremists on any side…..Pakistani

  3. Pakistan is controlled by an oligarchy that controls most if not all of the wealth. The military is well paid to guard the wealthy.

    But the extreme fanatics are always going to be able to have the sympathy of the majority while the majority is in wretched poverty.

  4. Charlie Hall says:

    "But the extreme fanatics are always going to be able to have the sympathy of the majority while the majority is in wretched poverty."

    It would be worthwhile to study why that has been the case in much of the Arab world but not, so far, in Pakistan — despite levels of corruption that are among the worst in the world, and despite the fact that the US is more hated in Pakistan than almost anywhere else in the world.

  5. Can JEWS stop conspiracy against the only MUSLIM NUCLEAR POWER on planet? WORLD is not stupid they know that these weapons are designed for INDIA which has got easy hand for its nuclear & conventional weapons from NATO. PAK-AMY is in full control of nukes so stop your propaganda for defaming PAK-NUKES they are safe & will only be used in extreme retaliation we need nukes for our safety reasons.

  6. Can JEWS stop conspiracy against the only MUSLIM NUCLEAR POWER on planet? WORLD is not stupid they know that these weapons are designed for INDIA which has got easy hand for its nuclear & conventional weapons from NATO. PAK-AMY is in full control of nukes so stop your propaganda for defaming PAK-NUKES they are safe & will only be used in extreme retaliation we need nukes for our safety reasons.

  7. Asif Ali says:

    True is true pakistan is a neuclear power and strong army one of the world.some one accept or not but this is a big true.

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