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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Who's next?
First we got the bomb, and that was good,
'Cause we love peace and motherhood.
Then Russia got the bomb, but that's okay,
'Cause the balance of power's maintained that way.
Who's next?   -- Tom Lehrer
From Forbes:
Saudi Arabia is working secretly on a nuclear program, with help from Pakistani experts, the German magazine Cicero reported in its latest edition, citing Western security sources.

It says that during the Haj pilgrimages to Mecca in 2003 through 2005, Pakistani scientists posed as pilgrims to come to Saudi Arabia.

I'm sure there will be grave consequences. Heck, they might make the Saudi royals stop visiting the Bush compound. OK, maybe not that grave. And I'm sure there's no chance that nukes in Saudi Arabia would ever fall into the hands of extremists, right? And of course, our "friends" the Pakistanis seem to be behind the whole project. But the most chilling part comes at the end:
The magazine also said satellite images indicate that Saudi Arabia has set up a program in Al-Sulaiyil, south of Riyadh, a secret underground city and dozens of underground silos for missiles.

According to some Western security services, long-range Ghauri-type missiles of Pakistani origin are housed inside the silos.

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