Posted by TP on Monday, November 19, 2007
To the delight of the US and British governments, its media has often reported that the political turmoil in Pakistan poses little risk to its nuclear arsenal. The conventional thinking, or as they would like us all to believe, is that Pakistan’s 200 warheads are scattered, possibly even dismembered, rendering the possibility of their capture and inadvertent launch or detonation highly unlikely, if not impossible.
This thinking is so ridiculous that it may embolden those the world over that have long suspected that the “free” media in the US and UK are in fact controlled by those governments.
What value is any nation’s nuclear arsenal if it will take days to put it all together to launch. The US has relied on its triad of “hair trigger” ready to deliver arsenal of nuclear deterrent for over fifty years. Unlike the US, Pakistan actually borders its primary historical, cultural and military rival (India) with whom it has engage in direct armed conflict on four occasions since 1947. Only a blind fool in a hurry would believe that the Pakistani nuclear deterrent is packed safely away in pieces and or in disparage locations throughout the country.
In its summary conclusion to the events of September 11, 2001 in the US, the 9/11 Commission determined that it was “a failure of imagination” on the part of US agencies and its lead officials (in both the Clinton and Bush administrations) as the single biggest cause for that catastrophe. The lesson of history is that it repeats itself. Those that fail to learn from its lessons are indeed condemned to its consequences.