Saturday, October 08, 2005

MI5 unmasks covert arms programmes

Guardian reported The determination of countries across the Middle East and Asia to develop nuclear arsenals and other weapons of mass destruction is laid bare by a secret British intelligence document which has been seen by the Guardian. More than 360 private companies, university departments and government organisations in eight countries, including the Pakistan high commission in London, are identified as having procured goods or technology for use in weapons programmes. The length of the list, compiled by MI5, suggests that the arms trade supermarket is bigger than has so far been publicly realised. MI5 warns against exports to organisations in Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, Syria and Egypt

Most of those are Islamic countries. I thought Islam was supposed to be a Religion of Peace
and to beware of front companies in the United Arab Emirates, which appears to be a hub for the trade.

Tim Worstall blogged The Guardian has a story on various front companies that are used to buy up nuclear technologies and materials. (Note that these would not include uranium and plutonium themselves. Rather the specialist materials to manipulate those.)

JihadWatch blogged Perhaps MI5 would be well-advised to look into the differing motives and ideologies of the countries listed, and gauge the threat from each accordingly. But that may be too much trouble.

iqbal commented India and Israel are not Islamic countries, therefore their nuclear ambitions are not comparable to those of islamic countries. India and Israel, have real mortal threat from Islam and thier nuclear weapons are in fact are ultimate weapons to be used against Islamic wars, if waged against them. All Islamic countries are persuing nculear weapons to annhilate Kafirs from the earth.

No comments: