Pakistan-India nuclear weapons rivalry brings US closer to the apocalypse

India and Pakistan nuclear weapon rivarly

Pakistan went nuclear in 1990.

Dr. A.Q. Khan, the father of the Pakistani nuclear program, has openly confessed on television to selling Pakistan’s nuclear technology to the highest bidders.

Some of his best customers were Libya and Iran. The huge gas centrifuge for enriching uranium at Natanz, Iran was obtained on the black market from Dr. Khan.

Kahn, who was an expert on centrifuges, used to steal them from the Dutch company Urenco in 1974.

China helped Khan smuggle out the nuclear materials, and then gave Pakistan the blueprints on how to build a nuclear weapon.

Khan openly orchestrated a major worldwide black market operation of selling nuclear secrets and equipment. He was a master smuggler. He even had a brochure which advertised “nuclear related products” for building nuclear weapons, including centrifuges for enriching uranium.

Abdul Qadeer Khan: The man who invented nukes in Pakistan
Abdul Qadeer Khan: The man who invented nukes in Pakistan

He made millions selling nuclear technology and equipment to Iran, North Korea, Libya, and others. Just to sweeten the deal, he threw in the blueprints for building a nuclear weapon that China gave to Pakistan. He even provided technical support if the customers needed help.

It is very likely that Khan even sold nuclear technology and equipment to terrorists. He was pardoned and patted on the back by the Pakistani government for his actions, and the people of Pakistan now regard him as a national hero. In fact, they call him “the father of the Islamic bomb.”

It is widely believed that Khan did not act alone.

The heavy security surrounding the nuclear installations makes it difficult to believe that he could have moved that equipment without the government’s awareness, or even their assistance. In fact, the Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI, was actually caught selling nuclear weapons technology to North Korea.

In December 2003, the US caught Pakistan selling nuclear materials, equipment, and blueprints to Libya.

If it wasn’t for Khan and the Pakistani government, Libya never would’ve gotten centrifuges for nuclear enrichment. If it wasn’t for Khan and the Pakistani government, Iran never would have gotten the nuclear program that they have today.

Thanks, Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Nuclear Stockpile

Pakistan has enough material to build over 100 nuclear weapons, but no delivery system. North Korea has an advanced missile system, but no nuclear weapon. North Korea recently sold their missile technology to Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

Many of the Pakistani nuclear officials have hardcore Islamic views, and at least two of them met with Osama bin Laden before his death and discussed nuclear weapons, according to Matthew Bunn of Managing the Atom Project, Harvard University.

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  • A staggering 97% of Pakistan’s population are Muslims. One does not have to keep up with current events to understand that hardcore Muslims hate America.
  • In 1997, Pakistan detonated six nuclear weapons.
  • Pakistan has approximately 15 other nuclear warheads, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
  • Just before the 9/11 attacks, two Pakistani nuclear scientists discussed nuclear weapons with Osama bin Laden.

The stated objective of Al Qaeda is to “kill 4 million Americans, including 2 million children.” That is the number required to “balance the scales of justice” for all the bad things that America has done, according to Al Qaeda math.

They obviously cannot kill 4 million people by flying airplanes into buildings. The only way to accomplish their stated goal is to obtain and use nuclear weapons. That will likely be accomplished with the aid of Pakistan.

India’s nuclear weapons

india and pakistan nuclear weapons

Pakistan’s primary adversary, India, detonated its first nuclear weapon in 1974.

Not to be outdone by Pakistan’s six nuclear detonations in 1997, India detonated eight of their own in 1998. India has approximately 100 warheads and claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb.

Both Pakistan and India have more than enough ballistic missiles to carry those warheads, and probably start another world war in the process. This almost happened in the spring of 1990 when India and Pakistan had a major showdown which almost led to all-out nuclear war.

Syria has one of the largest surface-to-surface ballistic missile collections in the Middle East, and has the capacity to produce liquid-fueled Scud missiles, as well as solid-fuel missiles.

Terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda have access to nuclear bomb materials through a variety of terrorist-friendly sources including Iran and Pakistan. If they could gather about 60 pounds of enriched uranium to make one crude nuclear device, it would be relatively easy to sneak it across the porous borders of the United States.

That bomb would have about the same disastrous effects as the one dropped on Hiroshima. It would wipe out an area of nearly two miles across in a microsecond, and would begin dropping radioactive fallout almost immediately. If the terrorists chose New York City, for example, the bomb could easily kill a million people and turn the site into a radioactive wasteland.

It would be easy to smuggle highly enriched uranium (HEU) into the United States through these busy shipping ports.

If the HEU were hidden in a lead pipe with lead caps on each end, the radiation detectors at normal settings would have to be a couple of inches away to even detect it at all.

If the detectors were set to extremely high sensitivity, there are a variety of common goods which would continually cause them to give false alarms, including ceramics, ores, stones, biological materials, televisions, chemical products, kitty litter, and many others.

It doesn’t take much HEU to make a nuclear weapon- 25 grams, about the size of a grapefruit. So all a terrorist would have to do is place 25 grams of HEU in a lead pipe and hide it in a shipping container full of kitty litter. It may very well be that simple.

Iran can easily smuggle nuclear uranium into the US through these busy shipping ports

iran nuclear weapons

The Iranian government has a consistent record of lying at every opportunity, according to Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

They have been hiding a clandestine fledgling nuclear weapons program for twenty years and have lied about its existence year after year. Even now, when faced with irrefutable evidence, they continue to lie about their nuclear development.

It is much easier to build a nuclear bomb with uranium than plutonium, so uranium is much more likely to be the material of choice by terrorist countries, i.e. Iran.

Uranium is comparatively easy to mine in its natural form, U-238. The problem is that to build a bomb, you need U-235, a very rare isotope that has to be separated out of the U-238. Less than one percent of the uranium you pull out of the ground is U-235, and that makes it very difficult to purify, or enrich it. Enriching uranium is a daunting, technologically difficult problem.

Uranium enrichment

Unfortunately, Iran has solved this problem. They have built centrifuges that are used to separate the heavier U-238 from the U-235, thus enriching it to weapons grade uranium.

Iran frequently claims that they are merely enriching uranium to use in their nuclear power plants and for cancer treatment. That is total hogwash, because enriching uranium for power plants and for nuclear weapons is the same procedure, using the same centrifuges. It is a wonder that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can even say it with a straight face, since Iran has admitted to deceiving nuclear inspectors for 17 years.

For years the Islamic regime of Iran has been blatantly operating a uranium conversion facility near Isfahan, in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

But the Isfahan facility has now been eclipsed by two nuclear plants in central Iran, one in Arak and one in Natanz, which were disguised as “anti-desert erosion plants.” They are actually the heart of a secret nuclear weapons production program.

The Arak plant is a heavy water reactor which is being used for plutonium production. The uranium enrichment facility at Natanz site is a large gas centrifuge plant which is being used to produce weapons grade uranium. The Natanz site is a particular concern, because it has been in operation since 2006 and has nearly 8,000 working centrifuges.

iran nuclear weapons
The Natanz facility has been in operation since 2006 and has nearly 8,000 working centrifuges

The Natanz plant was built underground, like the new uranium enrichment facility near Fordo. The Fordo centrifuges are more efficient and are producing 20% enriched uranium, which is much easier to convert for weapons grade nuclear warheads.

Weapons grade uranium is 90% pure.

The Fordo centrifuge laboratory is basically a hardened tunnel deep underground, surrounded by air defense missile batteries. The facility is shielded from satellite surveillance and protected from airstrikes by 300 feet of solid rock. Fordo was a top secret installation in Iran until its discovery by intelligence sources in September 2009.

How many other secrets is Iran hiding?

Negotiating with Iran

In 2005, a new type of roadside mine was killing US and British soldiers serving in Iraq, even penetrating armored vehicles. It was discovered that these mines were manufactured exclusively in Iran.

President Bush sent a private warning to Iran to stop this behavior immediately. Iran rather boldly responded that they would stop killing our soldiers in Iraq if we would let them continue unabated with their nuclear enrichment program.

The counteroffer was ignored, and Iran made it clear that if it was attacked, Iranian allies in Iraq would keep killing our soldiers. President Ahmadinejad afterwards made a speech in which he declared that “nuclear power is our absolute right!”

Soon after, the British government refused to endorse American policy or any military action against Iran.

In 2006, the US offered Iran the unspeakably stupid concession of “centrifuges for research.” As we know, enriching uranium for bombs and for “research” is the same process. Ahmadinejad was initially against the proposal, suspecting a trap. The two sides came together in New York during the UN General Assembly.

Iran would agree to temporarily suspend enrichment, and the western powers would agree to temporarily suspend sanctions. But Ahmadinejad arrived in New York with much pomp and circumstance, announcing at the General Assembly that there would be absolutely no compromise. Iran proceeded with its uranium enrichment program, and the west proceeded with its laughable sanctions.

Bunker busters

In 1981, Israel bombed an Iraqi nuclear reactor to stop Saddam Hussein from developing nuclear weapons.

In 2007, Israeli forces took out a Syrian nuclear reactor. Israel officials have said that defense forces are already practicing for a strike on the Iranian plants. Israel purchased 500 special “bunker buster” bombs in September of 2004. But it is doubtful that even these specialized bombs can puncture the 300 feet of solid rock protecting the Iranian centrifuge labs at Fordo.

GBU-57BIn January 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Pentagon has requested a 30,000 pound bunker buster, known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator.

This bomb is designed specifically to deploy against these Iranian centrifuge labs.

About $330 million has been spent on the project so far, and the Pentagon has requested an additional $82 million for improvements, because it is doubtful if the bomb in its current form would have any effect on the Fordo labs. They are simply too deep and well protected.

Delivery systems

Missiles of Iran
Missiles of Iran

Iran has also developed the missiles necessary to deliver their nuclear weapons. On January 2, 2012, Iran proudly announced that they had successfully test-fired two long range missiles in the Gulf.

Israel suspects that Iran now has a missile with a range of 6,000 miles- long enough to reach the United States.

On February 3, 2012 Iran launched a satellite into orbit which now circles the earth 15 times a day. The major concern is that the missile which carried the satellite into orbit, the Safir, could also be used as an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Mother of modern terrorism

Iran has been called the “mother of modern terrorism.” Since they took control of Iran in the Islamic revolution of 1979, Iranian Muslims have killed more Americans in terror attacks than anyone besides Al Qaeda.

The 911 Commission Report found clear links between Iran and Al Qaeda. Iran financially supports a variety of terrorist cells, most notably Hezbollah, which trained Al Qaeda operatives during the 1990’s.

Porter Goss, former CIA Director, believes that Iran is still harboring Al Qaeda fugitives today.

Terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda have access to nuclear bomb materials through a variety of terrorist-friendly sources including Iran and Pakistan.

If they could gather about 60 pounds of enriched uranium to make one crude nuclear device, it would be relatively easy to sneak it across the porous borders of the United States.

That bomb would have about the same disastrous effects as the one dropped on Hiroshima. It would wipe out an area of nearly two miles across in a microsecond, and would begin dropping radioactive fallout almost immediately. If the terrorists chose New York City, for example, the bomb could easily kill a million people and turn the site into a radioactive wasteland.

enough.boatIt would be easy to smuggle highly enriched uranium (HEU) into the United States through these busy shipping ports. If the HEU were hidden in a lead pipe with lead caps on each end, the radiation detectors at normal settings would have to be a couple of inches away to even detect it at all. If the detectors were set to extremely high sensitivity, there are a variety of common goods which would continually cause them to give false alarms, including ceramics, ores, stones, biological materials, televisions, chemical products, kitty litter, and many others.

It doesn’t take much HEU to make a nuclear weapon- 25 grams, about the size of a grapefruit. So all a terrorist would have to do is place 25 grams of HEU in a lead pipe and hide it in a shipping container full of kitty litter.

It may very well be that simple.

Diplomat: North Korea’s drug business finances its nuclear weapons program

The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il in December of 2011 has only increased the uncertainty over who controls the nuclear weapons in North Korea.

Friends share

For years China has shared advanced missile and space technology with North Korea. North Korea now has a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii, using the same missile guidance technology that President Clinton apparently assisted the Chinese in procuring from our national defense. (See Nuclear Weapons in China)

The North Koreans also have at least two plutonium-based nuclear weapons and probably more.

It is hard to know their precise capabilities because they are extremely secretive and uncooperative with other countries, especially the United Nations.

The UN Security Council has debated sanctions against North Korea for this clear breach of international agreements, but North Korea has said this would amount to a declaration of war. In its usual invertebrate fashion, the UN has opted to do nothing.

Morally bankrupt

North Korea is a major supplier of drugs and counterfeit US currency in today’s black market, and the money from these nefarious projects helps finance North Korea’s fledgling nuclear weapons program.

In fact, more than 50 North Koreans, including diplomats, have been arrested in more than 20 countries on drug-related charges.

According to Raphael Perl of the Congressional Research Service, “the North Korean state is a continuing criminal enterprise.”

Mr. Perl also said that North Korea’s drug business finances the costs of its nuclear program, and that the drug-smuggling methods are the same methods that will be employed to smuggle nuclear materials.

Now that they are well-practiced and adept at the smuggling routine, they will be very efficient at smuggling nuclear arms.

According to Matthew Bunn, Managing the Atom Project, Harvard University, “North Korea is a country that has a history of selling any weapon it had to anyone that would buy.”

They’ve sold missiles to Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and smaller arms to a whole host of other countries.

Jimmy Carter: The gift that keeps on giving

Jimmy carter in North KoreaWhile its people are dying by the hundreds of thousands from starvation and lack of heat in their homes, the North Korean government is pouring money into the development of nuclear weapons.

In 1994, former President Jimmy Carter and the Clinton administration reached an agreement with North Korea to stop all nuclear weapons development. In return, the US would give the starving North Korean people over one billion dollars in food and oil, and would construct two billion-dollar nuclear power plants to provide electricity.

The North Korean government promptly diverted the US donated food to the military and starved two million of their citizens to death.

In direct violation of their agreement, the North Koreans never stopped the development of nuclear weapons. In fact, thanks to Jimmy Carter and the Clinton administration, North Korea now has nuclear reactors with which they can easily manufacture plutonium. Because of this, North Korea is a much bigger threat today than they were before 1994.

In 1995, famine brought North Korea to its knees. The government of the secretive and enigmatic North Korea had to ask for international help as the famine continued to take its toll, eventually killing over three million of its people.

Once again, the United States and its allies gave billions of dollars in humanitarian aid to North Korea. The situation today is still desperate with poverty and famine, and the US still gives them humanitarian aid to ease the suffering of the people.

While we feed them, the North Korean people are told by their government that their plight is the fault of the United States, inciting their hatred and ill-will toward us.

True to form, North Korea never keeps its promises. In March 2012, North Korea once again agreed to “suspend nuclear activities” in exchange for 240,000 metric tons of food, compliments of the United States of America.

In 1985, North Korea signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. At the same time, it was developing long-range missile technology and building another reactor to enrich plutonium.

In 1992 North and South Korea agreed to the Joint Declaration for a Non-Nuclear Korean Peninsula. Even as they signed the document, the North Koreans were simultaneously working to develop plutonium nuclear reactors. They eventually achieved this with the help of Mr. Carter and Mr. Clinton.

Nuclear Technology

N. Korea's nuclear weapon technology
N. Korea’s nuclear weapon technology

North Korea is reported to have a uranium enrichment program in Pyongyang for making weapons grade nuclear material. Because of this, the United States finally stopped the free fuel oil shipments to North Korea in November of 2002.

In December of 2002, UN nuclear inspectors were expelled from North Korea, and the monitoring equipment at the Pyongyang nuclear reactor was deactivated.

In January 2003 the nuclear reactor was up and running, apparently for processing weapons grade nuclear materials. Days later, North Korea warned that it reserved the right to unleash a rain of fire on US forces in the region.

In April 2003, North Korea proudly proclaimed its reprocessing of thousands of nuclear fuel rods, converting them into weapons grade plutonium. It is suspected that using this technology, they have added an additional six nuclear weapons to the two already in their arsenal. US satellites are monitoring underground nuclear test sites in the mountains of North Korea.

In 2006 and 2009 they claim to have tested nuclear weapons. Some experts believe that the North Koreans experimented with nuclear fusion devices in 2010, which could provide a much higher yield.

US experts believe that the nuclear devices detonated with a low yield because they did not function properly. Fortunately, it is extremely difficult to build a plutonium-based bomb that is viable.

North Korea has formally withdrawn from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, they will permit no inspections, and they refuse to engage in any negotiations. Despite the 1994 agreement and all our continuing assistance to them, North Korea now boasts of having nuclear weapons that will reach the west coast of the United States. They are using this nuclear program to incite fear and gain concessions from America.

The plan is working. It has already gained them two billion dollars in food and oil and two nuclear reactors worth a billion dollars each, all compliments of the United States tax payer.

Terrorist state

Unifying the entire Korean peninsula under the communist whip is the goal of North Korea, and they will stop at nothing to achieve it.

As a nation they traditionally sponsor and use terrorism as part of the regular course of business.

Kim Jong II sent two North Korean terrorists to place a bomb on Korean Airlines Flight 858 in South Korea in 1987. All 115 people aboard were killed.

North Korea is now on the US State Department’s List of Terrorist States. The North Korean regime has made repeated threats, confrontations, and outright attacks, including incredibly bloody assassination attempts on South Korean government officials. In spite of this, South Korea continues to help North Korea. In 2004 alone, South Korea donated $256 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea.

DMZ Most volatile place on earth

The demilitarized zone, or DMZ, between North Korea and South Korea is the most heavily fortified border in the world, and has been called the most volatile place on earth. It is 151 miles of razor wire, landmines, tank-traps, and gun emplacements. In the neutral areas between North Korea and South Korea, it has become commonplace for North Korean soldiers to spit upon and viciously attack United States soldiers stationed there, trying to provoke a response which will lead to an all-out war.

And that is precisely what North Korea wants.

On April 7, 2004, the 33-page “Detailed Wartime Guidelines” was issued by the North Korean government.

The pamphlet contains anti-America propaganda and preaches about how the United States is strangling and destroying North Korea, and gives details on how to survive a war with the US. This mostly consists of evacuating to underground bunkers with weapons and food. It appears that they have forgotten the billions of dollars that the American taxpayer has given them over the years.

Countless North Korean incursions into the demilitarized zone between the two countries over the years have cost the lives of hundreds of United States and South Korean soldiers. In its usual spineless fashion the United Nations does nothing in response, and the brutal killing goes on.

The animosity and antagonistic attitude of North Korea toward America and its allies may prove to be our biggest international problem in the future. Not if, but when the North Korean Army crosses the DMZ in force again, the United States will automatically be drawn into the conflict.

We have 37,000 American troops stationed in South Korea, and we are committed to defend that country under the 1954 treaty. The Korean peninsula is likely to be the flashpoint from which World War III will erupt.

New Evidence: Bill Clinton might have sold nuclear weapon intelligence to China

china nuclear weapons
  • China tested its first atomic bomb in 1964 and has conducted 45 nuclear tests since then.
  • China tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile in 1980, and its first submarine-launched ballistic missile in 1982.

Seeking to improve its nuclear arsenal, China stole advanced nuclear weapon secrets from the United States during the 1990’s.

According to the Senate floor statement of US Senator James M. Inhofe on March 15, 1999, one of the most serious breaches of national security in our lifetime occurred when President Bill Clinton and his administration covered up the Chinese theft of our top secret nuclear weapons data.

Senator Inhofe has since said repeatedly that President Clinton covered up the theft of technology regarding the top secret W-88 thermonuclear warhead. This warhead has an explosive capacity ten times greater than the Hiroshima bomb.

China was also able to acquire advanced US missile guidance technology because President Clinton personally signed export control waivers in 1996 for two aerospace companies, Loral and Hughes, to transfer that technology to China under the guise of satellite technology.

Bill-ClintonIn a conspicuous coincidence, top executives from these two companies were among the largest campaign donors to Mr. Clinton.

The evidence suggests that Mr. Clinton basically sold our guidance technology to the Chinese.

In fact, the top contributors to Bill Clinton’s campaign in 1992 were Chinese representatives. In 1996, defense contractors who were selling missile technology to China were at the top of the contributions list.

According to Senator Inhofe, “On May 7th, the Senate Intelligence Committee formally concluded that satellite waivers issued by the President had harmed national security by allowing the Chinese to improve their ICBM capabilities… The lost secrets include details about the neutron bomb, electromagnetic pulse weapons, re-entry vehicles, 50 years of information gathered from nuclear testing, every phase of nuclear design, space radar capabilities, and even the procedures to simulate nuclear testing with computers.”

China is now armed with over 450 warheads and, coupled with the guidance systems which they purchased through the Clinton administration, they can deliver those warheads to our front door with frightening accuracy.

In 1997 the Chinese had 18 American cities targeted with intercontinental ballistic missiles. It is unknown what that number is today.

Gen. Chi Haotian, the Chinese Defense Minister, said in 2000 that war with the United States “is inevitable; we cannot avoid it.”

If you think that nuclear war is no longer a significant threat looming on the horizon, ponder the General’s statement coupled with the newfound Chinese nuclear capability and accuracy.

Nuclear warheads delivery systems

In 1998 China bought the unfinished hull of an aircraft carrier from the collapsed Soviet Union. The completed vessel, 1,000 feet long and 122 feet wide, began sea trials in 2011.

China is also in the process of building a second aircraft carrier.

China nuclear weaponsIn July of 2004 China launched the first of a new class of ballistic missile submarines. These submarines carry the new JL-2 intercontinental missiles which have a range of 7,500 miles and can be launched underwater.

The new submarine has been under construction for years, and it will greatly benefit from stolen US nuclear warhead technology under the Clinton administration, according to a 1999 report by the House Select Committee on US National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People’s Republic of China.

These new 094-class Chinese submarines will be able to hit targets anywhere in the United States using our own missile technology without ever leaving their own protected waters.

Strength vs weakness

And what is the response of the United States in the face of such threats?

President Obama is cutting over $1 trillion from the US defense budget over the next decade.

On January 5, 2012, Obama announced plans to drastically reduce the size of our Army and Marine Corps, while postponing missile defense programs and other national defense systems.

In the words of Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, “The world always has had, and will always have a leader. As America steps back, someone else will step forward.”

A nuclear attack from China will probably not come without warning. It will most likely come after several days or even weeks of deteriorating relations following some crisis-provoking incident. That is why it would be wise to keep a close watch on international news.

Our intelligence sources and modern satellites will detect signs of preparations for war in the hostile nation, i.e. urban evacuations, fueling of ICBM’s, and massing of troops along borders.

The main problem is that the news networks distort the facts to the point that they are unreliable. Their only interest is to create hysteria, not report the truth.

You will have to read closely between the lines and decide when it is time to prepare, and when it is time to go.

Those last days will be a crucial opportunity to make the last minute preparations for the shortages and economic hardship that will follow a nuclear strike.