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December 07, 2011


Dr. Gene Nelson

There is a significant background story regarding Pakistan. Namely, a Pakistani named Abdul Qadeer Khan was scientifically trained in Europe, earning a Ph.D. in metallurgy from the Catholic University of Leuven. Then, using a work visa analogous to the U.S. H-1B, Khan worked for the European conglomerate URENCO in Almelo, the Netherlands from 1972 to 1976. During that period, Khan was systematically stealing nuclear bomb secrets from URENCO. Finally, Khan and his family disappeared in the middle of the night and he became head of a nuclear lab in Pakistan. 22 years later, Pakistan, a 3rd world nation, detonated 6 nuclear weapons in underground tests. Khan has actively proliferated this technology throughout the Muslim world since then as part of a now-infamous proliferation network. For more background, see Atoomspionage dot com, a site that is primarily in Dutch. The English introduction is via the link More information is also available via searching for "Khan" in the PDF version of my 2007 investigative article, "The Greedy Gates Immigration Gambit." I believe that Khan's intellectual property theft continues to be significant in determining the amount of aid the U.S. provides to Pakistan. (Recall also the 01 May 2011 raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.)

Stephen Julian

Why should we be surprised? We (the USA) are dealing with a country in which bribery and behind the scene back dealing is a way of life. The real question is why after all the years of dealing with Pakistani officials we apparently did not have this figured out. The next question is how much of this money was funneled sureptiously to American politicians for favorable support? And, what did it get for them?

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