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Pakistan’s nuclear architect

Scientists designing weapons of mass destruction rarely maintain high profiles: Abdul Qadeer Khan was the exception, writes Ehsan Masood for Nature. The materials scientist, who smuggled nuclear-weapons technology into and then out of Pakistan, attended scientific conferences and openly advertised his services. The world later learnt that he had also started the first freelance nuclear-weapons technology business, selling uranium-enrichment technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya. Despite confessing to wrongdoing on live television, he died a martyr for millions, restoring a poor country’s pride in matching richer nations in defence technology. He has died aged 85.
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https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586- ... b-46745406

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ive read that american interests protected him for year despite knowing what he was doing...
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[But he was a crucial participant, and took advantage of the recklessness and incompetence of a state determined to acquire weapons of mass destruction at any cost, endangering the lives of its own people, and the wider world.]

[In summer 1960, the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv learned that Israel was assisted by France in the construction of what U.S. intelligence called "a significant atomic installation" in Dimona.[52] Even though David Ben-Gurion had publicly assured the United States that Israel did not plan to develop nuclear weapons, Kennedy tried unsuccessfully to persuade Israel to permit some qualified expert (either American or from some other friendly nation) to visit Dimona. According to Seymour Hersh, the inspections were conducted in such a way that it "guaranteed that the whole procedure would be little more than a whitewash, as the president and his senior advisors had to understand: the American inspection team would have to schedule its visits well in advance, and with the full acquiescence of Israel."[53] Marc Trachtenberg argued: "Although well aware of what the Israelis were doing, Kennedy chose to take this as satisfactory evidence of Israeli compliance with America's non-proliferation policy."[54] The American who led the inspection team stated that the essential goal of the inspections was to find "ways to not reach the point of taking action against Israel's nuclear weapons program."[55]

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As I read the Nature article, it is obviously a slanted view from the journalist, IMHO.
The exact same type of chicanery by an ally, if you buy into that. I have no hate for Israel, nor do I have any for Palestinians. That whole area has been looted for profit, this Nature story wants us to think there is a bad side if other than our side.

The nuclear information has been openly and freely given at Oak Ridge for decades!! It was Kirk Sorenson, my personal hero, that blew open so goddamned much propagandized shit posted as knowledge about our nuclear programs, past and future.

So any nation, that does not want to be listed as an enemy, had better beg for our assistance or now your THEM.

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