Monday, February 09, 2004
From Greg Palast:
KHAN JOB: BUSH SPIKED PROBE OF PAKISTAN’S DR. STRANGELOVE, BBC REPORTED IN 2001Full story.
On November 7, 2001, BBC TV and the Guardian of London reported that the Bush administration thwarted investigations of Dr. A.Q. Khan who this week confessed selling atomic secrets to Libya, North Korea, and Iran.
The Bush Administration has expressed shock at the disclosures that Pakistan, our ally in the war on terror, has been running a nuclear secrets bazaar. In fact, according to the British News Team’s sources’, Bush did not know of these facts because, shortly after his inauguration, his National Security Agency (NSA) defectively stymied the probe of Khan Research Laboratories. CIA and other agents could not investigate the spread of “Islamic Bombs” through Pakistan because funding appeared to originate in Saudi Arabia.
According to both sources and documents obtained by the BBC, the Bush Administration “Spike” of the investigation of Dr. Khan’s Lab followed from a wider policy of protecting key Saudi Arabians including the bin Laden Family.
And this heartwarming item from the Chicago Sun-Times:
Report: Al-Qaida has suitcase-size nuclear bombsFull story.
Ukraine sold al-Qaida an unknown number of tactical nuclear weapons in 1998, the London-based al-Hayat newspaper reported, and the terror organization is storing them for possible use.
Western Pennsylvania, here I come! Thanks, Bush!