Pakistan builds plutonium reactorThis development portends nothing good for South Asia, for infidels, or for the world.
Plant could supply material for 40-50 nuclear bombs a year
By Joby Warrick, Washington Post
Updated: 1:00 a.m. ET July 24, 2006
Pakistan has begun building what independent analysts say is a powerful new reactor for producing plutonium, a move that, if verified, would signal a major expansion of the country's nuclear weapons capabilities and a potential new escalation in the region's arms race.
Satellite photos of Pakistan's Khushab nuclear site show what appears to be a partially completed heavy-water reactor capable of producing enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons a year, a 20-fold increase from Pakistan's current capabilities, according to a technical assessment by Washington-based nuclear experts.
One could make a very strong argument that Pakistan, a borderline failed state, is itself a greater threat to world peace than even the Criminal State of North Korea. Pakistan is a nuclear-armed dictatorship with a significant minority of its population, likely a majority, that actively supports the Global Jihad. Its government intelligence services have been directly implicated in countless jihadist plots, including the recent Mumbai train bombings that killed over 180 people.
The Taliban is a Pakistani invention and export that even now continues its bloody jihad against American and NATO troops in Afghanistan. Numerous terrorist groups are based on Pakistani soil and enjoy safe harbor there, including Al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba. The Paki government is either unable or (more likely) unwilling to remove these groups and the many others in their country that share the same murderous theology and objectives.
Pakistan's exports of Jihadists, Jihadist ideology and indoctrination, and missile and nuclear technology is a toxic brew, indeed. It is a threat that can only worsen in the years to come.