While it is fighting Taliban and begging for more money, Pakistan is ostensibly working over time to create weapon-grade Uranium, and when the new reactors go live… they will get ready to make weapon-grade Plutonium. If you heard the discussion of Musharraf with Zakaria – where I feel Zakaria was toothless and really easy on Mushy – you would understand the mentality of Pakistan’s obsession with India.
Worse is that the money to pay for this largesse is probably coming from the Humanitarian money given by donors like US and FoP. This is the sad story of our sub continent. It is NOT about how to improve the lives of common Pakistanis but how to hit other countries.
As Bruce Riedel (the Brookings Institution scholar and the co-author of Mr. Obama’s review of Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy) says it really well:
“Pakistan has more terrorists per square mile than anyplace else on earth, and it has a nuclear weapons program that is growing faster than anyplace else on earth.”
The assertion of Pakistan’s race to make more weapon grade material was confirmed by Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff on a specific question of whether there was evidence that Pakistan was expanding the nuclear Arsenal.
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