By Dr Shahid Qureshi: –
Today 28 May 2018, Pakistani nation and its armed forces have successfully defeated the enemy agenda “De-Nuke, De-Rail & Defenceless Pakistan”. International politics and diplomacy is never based on truth or morality but how strong a country is and how effectively it can defend itself. The democracy, human rights and rule of law is all ‘bullshit’ in front of a bully state like USA and/or its NATO allies. In my view ‘a secure country can guarantee a secure and functioning democracy’, otherwise Palestinians voted for HAMAS and Egyptians Morsi both were not acceptable to Yankees.
J Wilkerson former chief of staff of US General Colin Powel said something like, ‘what we know now is that sources of the intelligence on Iraqi WMDS were not credible and Colin Powel was probably misled and deliberately sent to the UN Security Council with false or half true information. The name ‘Chelabi’ an Iraqi exile seems central to most of the information US had on biological, chemical and nuclear programs’.
Pakistan’s nuclear assets are still under threat, as criminal regimes of Benazir Bhutto, Asif Zardari, and Nawaz Sharif did everything to de-nuclearize Pakistan by for example budget cuts in the research and development programs as well as putting Pakistan on IMF diet plan to destroy the economy and make country unsustainable.
These corrupt regimes commissioned themselves with tasks to ‘de-Islamisation, de-nuclearization, and de-commissioning of Pakistan’s armed forces. They got Pakistan into IMF trap deliberately to ruin the economy like Greece. They will sell all the national assets to IMF cronies, and in the end cripple the economy to surrender the nuclear program.
This what Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif did as both promised not to do cuts in the defence budget in one breath and devalued Pakistani currency in other breath. That was agenda all along: undermining Pakistan’s armed forces and security institutions following foreign Indian agenda.
Nasty friend like US and real enemy like India never stopped conspiring and undermining Pakistan, now they have join hands without a doubt. On the other hand, as far as safety and security of the much-protected Nukes are concerned People of Pakistan are competent to protect and ready to eliminate enemies be local or foreign…
Pakistanis don’t need lecturing from outside about how to protect nukes and use missiles. A painting in the reception lobby of NASA’s flight facility at Wallop Island shows Tipu Sultan’s soldiers launching rockets attacks against the British. He was the first Muslim rocketry warfare hero. The current Pakistani nuclear and missile program seems a revival of the 18th century dream of Tipu Sultan’.
The British captured more than 700 rockets and subsystems of 900 rockets in the battle of Turukhanahally in 1799. Tipu Sultan’s army had 27 brigades called Kushoons, and each brigade had a company of rocket men, called Jourks. These rockets had been taken to England by William Congreve and were subjected by the British to what we call “reverse engineering” today.
Tipu Sultan was the only ruler in the world who died in the battlefield fighting the enemy according to a French scholar. Tipu Sultan reigned 1782-1799 and died in May 1799, fighting the combined forces of British and collaborators, the Nizam of Hyderabad, and the Marhattas. He lost the battle because of deceit and treachery by collaborators like Mir Sadiq and Mir Jafar in Bengal.
It seems Iraqis and Pakistanis have learnt how to deal with occupiers and invaders i.e. ‘kill the collaborators first’. Pakistanis are keeping close eyes on their collaborators living both in and outside of Pakistan. Well I hope so?
US had used nuclear weapons against the civilians by bombing Heroshima and Nagasaki two cities of Japan and also have made nuclear threats more than 40 times. US must check its own back yard as far as nuclear safety is concerned. Its own pilots have been sacked for flying around with live nuclear warheads for hours and claimed ‘they thought it was dummy’ not very long ago. How irresponsible and dangerous is that?
They must understand that people of Pakistan have thousands of years glorious history and civilisations behind them. People of Pakistan have no history of genocide, slavery and criminality. Why US have more than 10,000 nuclear weapons and who is going to invade her? Pakistan has genuine threat from its hostile and nasty neighbour India and need a nuclear deterrent that’s all. As far as the security of the nukes is concerned no one should worry including US, they are in safe hands and Pakistanis don’t need patronising.
Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and they know how to defend its assets. On the other hand, US must review its policy of leaving Pakistan in the lurch and joining the enemies of Pakistan like India.
I must say those who signed the one-sided SEATO and SEANTO agreements must be hanged for treason and those who are jumping by becoming a non-NATO ally must be imprisoned. This membership does not worth more than leisure centre membership. They think everything they say is gospel. US must come out of its criminal past because its policies always back fire and hurt innocent Americans.
A British think tank International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) published a dossier about the Dr AQ Khan and nuclear proliferation.
“I mentioned to Mark Fitzpatrick before the launch that word ‘dossier’ is associated with lies, deception and dodgy in the context of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destructions (WMDs). I told him that more than 170 British companies were involved in the Iraqi chemical and biological weapons program according to Channel 4. When journalist presented the list of the companies supplied chemical and biological material to Saddam Hussein regime to Ministry of Defence, the response was something like ‘list is correct’. The moral of the story is that people don’t trust the dodgy dossiers and biased reports.
I asked Dr John Chipman Director General of the IISS and Mark Fitzpatrick editor of dossier Nuclear Black Markets: Pakistan, AQ Khan and the rise of proliferation networks, in the Q&A: (a) Is there any nuclear program in the world, in which human and material proliferation were not involved? (b) your report seems unfair because you have not mentioned anything about the Israeli nuclear program, proliferation and illegal assistance by the US and Western countries.? Two paragraphs about Israeli Nuclear program in 176-page document. (c) What national and international law Dr A Q Khan has violated and what should be his punishment.
Mark Fitzpatrick agreed that there is no nuclear program in the world where proliferation did not happen; US program was based on proliferation i.e. technical and material knowledge of the German Nazi scientist. He agreed that Israelis were involved in proliferation in a roundabout way. He stated that Israeli program was assisted by the states than private individuals. It is like saying if an individual is involved in terrorism he or she should have brought to justice but if a state is involved in state terrorism that’s OK.
All in all, Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state with over 200 million strong population and can not be bullied.
(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post. He writes on security, terrorism and foreign policy. He also appears as analyst on Al-Jazeera, Press TV, MBC, Kazak TV (Kazakhstan), LBC Radio London. He was also international election observer for Azerbaijan April 2018, Kazakhstan 2015 and 2016 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. At Government College Lahore he wrote his MA thesis on ‘Political Thought of Imam Khomeini’ and visited Tehran University. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ and studied Law at a British University. He also speaks at Cambridge University. He is a visiting Professor at Hebe University in China.)
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