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View Diary: Interview with CIA Officer: Cheney lied about Pakistan's nukes, for MIC profit. (25 comments)

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  •  Is it a Bizarre China containment strategy? (6+ / 0-)

    What is the back story here? The neocons would sell their mothers for enough profit, but just letting nukes proliferate doesn't make them rich. They could have sold the fighters anyway because the planes are key to a modern military. Do these madmen think that China will be contained if we let their neighbors build nukes?

    "It's the planet, stupid."

    by FishOutofWater on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 10:03:10 AM PDT

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    •  It may be that the proliferation of lies made it (3+ / 0-)
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      easier for the proliferation of nukes.  The corruption and payola that afflicted both made blackmail a near-certainty among the players and third-party actors who found out what was going on.  

      So what may have started as a straightforward quid pro quo -- the CIA allowed nuclear technologies to flow through third country suppliers to the Pakistani Generals in exchange for their cooperation against the Soviets in Afghanistan -- developed into a round-robin of third-parties blackmailing the CIA into looking the other way while drugs, guns, and money flowed freely, a large amounts ending up in the hands of terrorists.

      All the while, the CIA-CPD was trying to keep track of who was exporting uranium and who was importing centrifuges, while all that dirty money, drugs, and guns flowed through the same networks of corrupt Generals, bankers, politicians, and intelligence agencies.

      Call it a self-destructing feedback loop.  A catastrophe like 9/11 was bound to happen because it was a second-order catastrophe in a system that was geared to allow anything and everything else to prevent a first-order catastrophe, explosion of nuclear bomb on American soil.


    •  illegal (0+ / 0-)

      They could have sold the fighters anyway

      There were some laws in place that prohibited the sales while the nuke program was being built.

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