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Elite US Troops Ready To Combat Pakistani ‘Nuclear Hijacks’

January 17, 2010

A propaganda cartoon that appeared in Western media

The propaganda against Pakistan’s nukes continues. Now that the US/Indian backed terrorists have recieved a kicking by the Pakistan Army, the attention is turning to the so called ‘Extremist elements within the Pakistani security establishment, Army/ISI’.

The US army is training a crack unit to seal off and snatch back Pakistani nuclear weapons in the event that militants, possibly from inside the country’s security apparatus, get their hands on a nuclear device or materials that could make one.

The specialised unit would be charged with recovering the nuclear materials and securing them.

The move follows growing anti-Americanism in Pakistan’s military, a series of attacks on sensitive installations over the past two years, several of which housed nuclear facilities, and rising tension that has seen a series of official complaints by US authorities to Islamabad in the past fortnight.

“What you have in Pakistan is nuclear weapons mixed with the highest density of extremists in the world, so we have a right to be concerned,” said Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, a former CIA officer who used to run the US energy department’s intelligence unit. “There have been attacks on army bases which stored nuclear weapons and there have been breaches and infiltrations by terrorists into military facilities.”

Professor Shaun Gregory, director of the Pakistan security research unit at Bradford University, has tracked a number of attempted security breaches since 2007. “The terrorists are at the gates,” he warned.

In a counterterrorism journal, published by America’s West Point military academy, he documented three incidents. The first was an attack in November 2007 at Sargodha in Punjab, where nuclearcapable F-16 jet aircraft are thought to be stationed. The following month a suicide bomber struck at Pakistan’s nuclear airbase at Kamra in Attock district. In August 2008 a group of suicide bombers blew up the gates to a weapons complex at the Wah cantonment in Punjab, believed to be one of Pakistan’s nuclear warhead assembly plants. The attack left 63 people dead.

A further attack followed at Kamra last October. Pakistan denies that the base still has a nuclear role, but Gregory believes it does. A six-man suicide team was arrested in Sargodha last August.

Fears that militants could penetrate a nuclear facility intensified after a brazen attack on army headquarters in Rawalpindi in October when 10 gunmen wearing army uniforms got inside and laid siege for 22 hours. Last month there was an attack on the naval command centre in Islamabad.

Pakistani police said five Americans from Washington who were arrested in Pakistan last month after trying to join the Taliban were carrying a map of Chashma Barrage, a complex in Punjab that includes a nuclear power facility.

The Al-Qaeda leadership has made no secret of its desire to get its hands on weapons for a “nuclear 9/11”.

“I have no doubt they are hell-bent on acquiring this,” said Mowatt-Larssen. “These guys are thinking of nuclear at the highest level and are approaching it in increasingly professional ways.”

Nuclear experts and US officials say the biggest fear is of an inside job amid growing anti-American feeling in Pakistan. Last year 3,021 Pakistanis were killed in terrorist attacks, more than in Afghanistan, yet polls suggest Pakistanis consider the United States to be a greater threat than the Taliban.

“You have 8,000-12,000 [people] in Pakistan with some type of role in nuclear missiles — whether as part of an assembly team or security,” said Gregory. “It’s a very large number and there is a real possibility that among those people are sympathisers of terrorist or jihadist groups who may facilitate some kind of attack.”

Pakistan is thought to possess about 80 nuclear warheads. Although the weapons are well guarded, the fear is that materials or processes to enrich uranium could fall into the wrong hands.

“All it needs is someone in Pakistan within the nuclear establishment and in a position of key access to become radicalised,” said MowattLarssen. “This is not just theoretical. It did happen — Pakistan has had inside problems before.”

Bashir Mahmood, the former head of Pakistan’s plutonium reactor, formed the Islamic charity Ummah Tameer-e-Nau in March 2000 after resigning from the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. He was arrested in Islamabad on October 23, 2001, with his associate Abdul Majeed for alleged links to Osama Bin Laden.

Pakistan’s military leadership, which controls the nuclear programme, has always bristled at the suggestion that its nuclear facilities are at risk. The generals insist that storing components in different sites keeps them secure.

US officials refused to speak on the record about American safety plans, well aware of how this would be seen in Islamabad. However, one official admitted that the United States does not know where all of Pakistan’s storage sites are located. “Don’t assume the US knows everything,” he said.

Although Washington has provided $100m worth of technical assistance to Islamabad under its nuclear protection programme, US personnel have been denied access to most Pakistani nuclear sites.

In the past fortnight the US has made unprecedented formal protests to Pakistan’s national security apparatus, warning it about fanning virulent anti-American sentiment in the media.

Concerns about hostility towards America within elements of the Pakistani armed forces first surfaced in 2007. At a meeting of military commanders staged at Kurram, on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, a Pakistani major drew his pistol and shot an American. The incident was hushed up as a gunfight.

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42 comments

  1. When your Lord inspired the angels, with whom He reinforced the Muslims, [saying]: ‘I am with you, with assistance and victorious help, so make the believers stand firm, by helping [them] and giving [them] good tidings. I shall cast terror, fear, into the hearts of the disbelievers; so smite above the necks, that is, the heads, and smite of them every finger!’, that is, [smite] the extremities of their hands and feet: thus, when one of them went to strike an disbeliever’s head, it would roll off before his sword reached it. The Prophet (s) threw a handful of pebbles against them and every single idolater was struck in his eye, and thus they were defeated.

    Sura’ ANFAAL, Verse 12.


    • pakistan revolution , what a profound and suitable verse you have quoted , it awakes the soul and warms the heart.
      IS there any evidence that these elite us troops have had any success in previous military campaigns from where i am sitting they dont look to be doing to well in afghanistan or iraq.


  2. Masha-ALLAH beautiful verse of Quraan
    Insha-ALLAH they will see what can Pak-muslims do if they tried any miss-adventure.


  3. TO BE HONEST NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN PAKISTANI HANDS IS FRUITLESS PAKISTAN IS NOT A SOLID NATION WHEN THEY LET
    THE AMERICANS SHELL AND BOMB THEIR TOWNS AND CITIES
    AND DONT DO A SHIT ABOUT IT PAKISTAN HAS GOT WHAT THEY DESERVE
    NUJAT PATRIOTIC PAKHTOON


    • mr mujat we are victems of taitors like u.people like u are more threat to ou soverignt than americans and indians.”ASTEEN KAY SAAMMP”


      • mr waqasayub thats it take the easy option and blame others for you in action regarding the drones
        nujat


      • Dont assume Mr Mujat to be pakistani. These are mostly Indians presenting themselves as Pakhtuns and pakistani’s.


    • Brother wait and see. Answer will come soon Inshallah.


      • pakistani mujahid that day cannot come quick enough
        nujat


    • @ Nujat

      Your drone pre-occupied mind cannot speak or think of anything else. You are simply consumed with these thoughts. We all are concerned with the drone issue but you seem to be pathologically overwhelmed to the extent of cursing Pakistan, which makes no sense.


      • IMRAN CHAUDHRY I AM NOT CURSING THE CIVILLIAN POPULATION OF PAKISTAN WHO I FEEL HAVE NO SAY IN THIS MATTER OF THE AMERICAN DRONES THE ARMY AND GOVERMENT OF PAKISTAN IS A DIFFERENT MATTER
        NUJAT PATRIOTIC PAKISTANI


      • @ Nujat

        Great and thanks for your clarification.

        Next time be careful about what you mean by “Pakistan”.

        Dealing with the drone issue is a sensitive one and needs little itelligence and acumen than mere reckless attitude like you portrey here.

        Every loving Pakistani is concerned about the drone attacks. Don’t just portery yourself “the only one” concerned. You are obsesssed with this issue.

        And clarify if you are a PATRIOTIC Pakhtoon or a PATRIOTIC Pakistani. We don’t need duals like yourself.


      • @ Nujat

        Use lower case letters in your reply. It is indecent to use caps in this manner to reply to people. Its like shouting at them.


    • @ Nujrat… bhai had people like u not been sold out to terrorists and got dollars in return for providing safe havens to them these drones wont have been coming in… off all the invaders…starting from Alexander till date.. the invasions have been helped by people like u in ur area who sold themsleves…now u r crying over drones..dont forget people like invited them…


      • mobi pakistan is an independent country with its own army airforce navy etc etc it should carry out counter insurgency operations on its own why is an ousider power like the americans violating pakistani
        airspace and territorial integraty when you say that people like me are sold out to the terrorist for dollars what you really mean to say is the goverment and the army of pakistan have sold people like yourself and myself to the americans for dollars because beleive me the americans are bombing the tribal areas of pakistan today but tomorrow it will be cities of pakistan like lahore karachi punjab etc etc etc and we will see whether
        this goverment of zardari keyani malik have any answer to your predicament
        by nujat


      • @ Nujat…bhai.. i did NOT mean govt selling its people for $.. its an open secret now that uzbik and alike foreigners took shelter with locals (though a very very small minority of locals) by paying them in dollars.. the same minority of those locals were previously involved either in smuggling, narcotics or providing shelter to criminals fleeing from settled Pakistan..the so called ILAKA GHAIR term… so when they got the opportunity to grab $ from foreigners by providing them shelter, passage, food and in some cases intelligence.. they fell over each other to take advantage of it.. n now drone attacks are only an extended manifestation of those deeds…so plz b4 raising ur fingers on rest of Pak, remember rest of ur 4 fingers r pointing at urself.. n plzzzz by no standards think that i support such attacks.., given a choice i wud offer my blood, toil n sweet to defend any aggressor against our Motherland…n lay down a thousand lives in protecting its frontiers…
        @ Administration…. is it somehow possible to publish the IP address of the person commenting in the blog? i hope it wont violate terms of privacy????


  4. There is no backbone for Pakistan. The Indians laugh at us!


  5. So we are close to facing a misdemeanor by American in Pakistan. Seems like they won’t let 2010 pass without a misadventure.


    • Without a misadventure and without a response by a “sovereign nation”.

      Not even the Russians were so brave as to bomb Pakistan!
      Had they known we are so complacent, they would still be in Afghan Land!


  6. @ all except Nujat.

    Brothers in this difficult time v ‘ve to think wisely all anti state elements r trying all the tacticks to wide the differences between us so do think wisely may b this “Nujat Khan” is from India or any other enemy country who knows buh trying to fuel hatred between us. Alhamdullilah they r so far has not succeded in making us fight with 1 another so might b they r also trying through this media????always b cautious


    • sohail iknow who i am a patriotic pakhtoon pakistani but the question is who exactly are you for all we know you could be an indian agent going by the name of sohail after all i know plenty of indians by that name
      and one more thing i am only anti this goverment of mr ten per cent zardari
      nujat


      • then u better c my profile n u ‘ll come 2 know that who m i. I m also anti to this government or any other government as well who is against our homeland. I belong to same province of Pukhtoons from which u belong so don’t try to think that i m an Indian coz i m not wz bacha khan type of pukhtoon who died saying ” mujhe jala do” & his followers has burried him in Jalalabad saying he wanted to b burried in jalalabad. yes he was Congress person & even doubted whether he was muslim or not buh Alhamdullilah i m & true patriotic i don’t need ur certification all i was telling others to calm coz may b they will use wrong attitude. got it Mr. by the way i have never heard name “Nujat” @least in Peshawar pata nahi kahan k Pakhtoon ho aur naam kaun sa hae????


  7. imran chaudhry i am both a pakhtoon patriotic pakistani
    nujat


    • That’s better, we are on the same level


    • Thanks nujat. I hope (I wish I could do something about it) the drone attacks are tactfully stopped from diplomatic pressure and gestures soon. It is completely nonsense our incompetent government is letting happen on our soil killing our own people.
      Pakistan Zindabad.


  8. Nothing can and nothing will happen to our nuclear program…….

    The axis of evil (US, israel & india) can plan whatever they can coz they cant sleep at night afraid of us.


    • You forgot UK.


  9. Well done Major, I salute you.

    These mother fucker Americans don’t listen until when someone really kicks their ass. So, we need them to listen us now and we need to first kick the Asses of these Ass-Holes.

    Mother Fucker Americans if you ever tried to steal our Nuclear Assets then hum tumhain tumarey mulk main chod kar aaein gaye. Smajh gaye kia bachchoo.
    Aur tumhari special forces ki to hum Pakistan main khad banain gaye.


    • @ Engr Haji Muhammad ..bhai u have a point..inshallah the Grand game they had orchestrated with evil designs will now be finished by us …NOt by them…Inshallah.. here is a link to reflect upon nuclear related incidents in US of A since 50s…. we need to educate ourselves on the issue while confronting them, mere bravado and emotions will only weaken us..
      http://www.cdi.org/Issues/NukeAcciden/accidents.htm
      there are scores of sites with nukes related incidents and proliferation blunders on part of france, canada, india and even israel… so lets educate ourselves .. that will equal the creation of atmosphere of BADR.. about which Iqbal said.. ” fiza-e-badr paida ker farishtey teri nusrat ko.. uttar saktey hain gardun se kitaar andar kitar abb bhi” …


  10. All is our Protector…


  11. WE I MEAN THE GOVERMENT OF PAKISTAN SHOULD HAVE PUT THEIR FOOT DOWN FROM THE BEGINING REGARDING THE DRONES
    IT SHOULDNT HAVE COME TO THIS POINT KNOW WE HAVE LET LOOSE A WILD BEAR TO ACT AS IT PLEASES WHEN IT CHOOSES
    I THINK PERSONALY WE SHOULD DISINGAGE FROM THIS WAR ON TERROR PAKISTAN IS PAYING A VERY HEAVY PRICE IN TERMS OF MAN POWER AND DISTRUCTION OF INFASTRUCTURE
    THIS IS LOOKING MORE LIKE NOT A WAR ON TERROR BUT A TERROR OF WAR
    NUJAT


  12. sohail thanks for the reply i am glad that we have cleared the misunderstanding and pray that pakistan and indeed all the ummah over come our troubles and the suffering of our peoples by that i mean all the nationalities of pakistan whether pathans punjabis baloch etc etc
    my only concern is for the civillian population of pakistan and afghanistan we have let loose a wild bear in america that is killing our people indiscriminately through their drone attacks and covert operations by blackwater merceneries our currupt goverment has no answer for this but to make grand speeches like pakistan makes a stand and ready for any misudventures by the indians what jokers we have in the goverment like i have stated previously if you have a goverment like this who needs enemies
    nujat


    • Salam Alikum!

      indeed having such people in government is like enimies within & 1 can couter the enemies threat form out side buh to track those who r from our own country n then they r sitting in govenment is a very big concern coz they r damaging our country more than these Americans, Zionists & napak Hindus coz if there was a sincere government they would have never allowed Black Water, Xe & JSOC type of mercenaries, secret services & would have never signed KLB type of shameful documents & insha Allah all the looted amount by the corrupt & hypocrate government will b recovered & insha Allah v ‘ll c they hanged coz of hieghtreason.


  13. possibly i have developed a habit of baselessly alleging politicians, army and other persons related to government/public affairs. i have done that in group discussions. if any any of the above gets this message, kindly forgive me. i realise that possibly there is no gain from such discussions. pray that i refrain in future.

    zahir


  14. there is als the opposition parties in pakistan why oh why are they silent on these issues of the drones
    nujat


    • now we are talking in the right direction! I agree with your concern and it is 100% valid. There are sell outs in our bureaucracy & till some limit I believe that there is some sort of an understanding with our Military Est. With all due respect to them, but the drone project is a co deal of US & Pakistan. And all are holding their stakes in it. I believe the opposition is even worst than our current gov. They’ll only come to the streets for their personal objectives! If the power is truely through the ballot then people should start reacting against the gov. as well as the silent sitting opposition!


  15. USA SHALL STEEL PAK NUKES IN A BIG DRAMA OR OTHERWISE AND HAND THEM OVER TO TALIBAN,ALQAID,ORTERRORISTS AND BLAME THAT ON PAKISTAN.THEN USA SHALL DESTROY NET YORK CITY.THEN BLAME THAT ON PAKISTAN.


  16. it amazes me that the pakistani army and goverment can collude with the us regarding the drone attacks
    at the expence of its own people
    but let me tell you all this does in the long run is to turn the population of the tribal areas in this case against the goverment and army they see the army and goverment as the same enemy as the us because they give them free access through pakistani airspace to bomb them it is a very sad state of affairs where we have a currupt goverment
    whos only goal is to stack his bank account with dollars i call this blood money today the us bombing
    waziristan tomorrow it will be north waziristan quetta karachi etc etc every city in pakistan has a price according to zardari this man is mental according to his previous doctor
    nujat patriotic pakistani


    • He is not mental he is greedy to the limit & coz of this greed he also not spared his wife & now he has signed hidden agreements wz Americans backed by Israeli & Indian lobby. He is not here to rescue the nation he is here to make money coz his lust for money is limitless. I personally feel shame when ever i see this bast… on the seat of presidency & his partner in this greed is Rehman Malik who issued licenses to Black water, Xe, Jsoc and many other mercenary terrorists to invade our beloved country. Insha Allah they will b hanged same way as Najeeb Ullah has been hanged wz dollars in his mouth for weeks.


  17. i as a citizen of pakistan hereby appeal to the pakistani army those who have pakistans best interest at heart to without delay remove this dictator zardari
    as he was not elected by the people of pakistan rather then installed by the americans in this so called sham of a democracy with him all his henchmen
    like rehman malik and all the others its better to act know then leave it to late
    let the army rule in the meantime negociate with pakistani taleban and give ultermatum to outside powers like us any violation of pakistani airspace
    will be deemed as an act of war let us all as pakistanis win our self respect back
    nujat patriotic pakistani


  18. NO MORE DRONE ATTACKS ON PAKISTANI SOIL BY THE US OR ELSE ITS WAR
    NUJAT PATRIOTIC PAKISTANI



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