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by Prof Raghu
24 Feb 2004 02:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004
Replies: 334
Views: 72572

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 20 Feb 2004

In 1998, right after PoK-II, I wrote an op-ed for my local paper and got into a debate with a non-prolif person. I used the phrase "nuclear racists" for the non-prolif mullahs, and "nuclear apartheid" for the immoral NPT regime. What did those who practiced apartheid get called? That should be trans...
by Prof Raghu
17 Feb 2004 06:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 67432

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

Cross posted: Danny Pearl murder and Pak proliferation ... This powerful conflict within the Pakistan government could be seen in Musharraf's handling of the government's corrupt nuclear program. Just three weeks ago, after it was revealed that Pakistan had given nuclear secrets to Iran, Libya and N...
by Prof Raghu
15 Feb 2004 00:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004
Replies: 333
Views: 67432

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 11 Feb 2004

There are some interesting nuggets in the link posted above by Div: "After making a short stopover in a Nigerian city we reached Timbuktu on 24 February 1999. After spending a couple of days we were on our way back and our first stop was Niamey, capital of Niger. Our next stop was N’Djamena, capital...
by Prof Raghu
09 Feb 2004 07:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004
Replies: 354
Views: 71665

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 07 Feb 2004

We are crossing an important milestone here. Remember asking why is the US media silent on PAEC? Well, Rangudu's NYT link above indicates that that line has been breeched. This means the screw has been tightened another notch. The key is to see how often the PAEC gets mentioned in other newspaper st...
by Prof Raghu
08 Feb 2004 03:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004
Replies: 339
Views: 67133

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004

This was intended to be a serious thread with news sources or detailed analyses. One liners and other tangential issues appear out of place here. If required, you could always post in the Pak news & analysis thread. Please keep this thread, given the invaluable resources (thanks to the admirable...
by Prof Raghu
06 Feb 2004 16:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004
Replies: 339
Views: 67133

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004

From SSridhar's link above to Ayaz Amir -- see the following. Just confirms that the so-called moderate Pakistanis are much more rabid about their stolen nukes than anyone else! _______________ ... The North Korean angle, however, doesn't fit the "glory of Islam" line. What was Khan doing with North...
by Prof Raghu
06 Feb 2004 08:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004
Replies: 339
Views: 67133

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004

And, if you click on that news item in Drudge, it makes for interesting reading: [url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/02/06/wnuke06.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/02/06/ixportaltop.html&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=115123]The nuclear supermarket By Anton La Guardia in...
by Prof Raghu
05 Feb 2004 16:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004
Replies: 339
Views: 67133

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004

Note the Iraq and Syria connections (Syria at the very end of the report) to Pakistan and Qadeer Khan. a. drip, drip ... b. Noone in the mainstream media has upto now talked in a detailed manner about Iraq-Pak. c. Iraq is a special case, and note the timing of Qadeer Khan's offer -- sure will not ma...
by Prof Raghu
05 Feb 2004 03:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004
Replies: 339
Views: 67133

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 04 Feb 2004

Jumraoji, Did you read all of my posts on the prior thread? I saluted you for your very prescient commentary on the use of media by GOTUS. Anyway, how come you did not highlight this? Note: a. The two gents in the Miami office -- the Miami posting's significance should be obvious. b.I seem to recall...
by Prof Raghu
02 Feb 2004 00:54
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 61894

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

ATTN: Tim. Originally posted by Calvin: Umrao Jaan, you know this, but it bears repetition. The greatest fear that the Good Doctor has, is that he will be declared PNG. Therefore he writes what his masters want to hear. Perhaps the right term is Lifafa Analysis Calvin, the temptation is just too muc...
by Prof Raghu
01 Feb 2004 23:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 61894

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

Originally posted by Tim: [...] The Libya case is the real messy one, because it's absolutely a case of post 9-11 proliferation, which raises a lot of alarm. Libya revelations are brand new - based on capture of equipment (reportedly with high degree of confidence in Pakistan as source) and Libyan ...
by Prof Raghu
01 Feb 2004 23:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 61894

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

L Dev, You raise some tangential issues, I will address them and then pose a question. The $10,000 limit is for individual *cash* transactions into or out of the US; AQK would not keep his stash in the US. Further, there are lots of ways to keep such money hidden (or not easily traceable). If you wa...
by Prof Raghu
01 Feb 2004 06:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 61894

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

Originally posted by Calvin: Hotel Hendrina Khan was built in 2001-2 timeframe. See reference in below article. ...it might be an attempt by the ISI to put a time-stamp on the transfers out. IF this was 2001-2, then this is after 9/11 and under Musharraf's watch. But you need to keep in mind it tak...
by Prof Raghu
01 Feb 2004 04:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 61894

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

Originally posted by Rangudu: Another KKhan report, from today's Dung [b]Business in Timbuktu Conflicting views about Army’s awareness of Qadeer’s engagements By Kamran Khan Because of the landing problems at the Timbuktu airports, officials said that the cargo was offloaded at Tripoli from where i...
by Prof Raghu
01 Feb 2004 00:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 61894

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

Slightly dated (5 days, but that is eons ago for this toic) -- but I did not know it was A.Q.Khan's bank account was this big! Pak to freeze Qadeer's assets [...] Investigators discovered Abdul Baqi, who was fronting for Khan , was operating the accounts, containing $2 billion. Baqi is said to be th...
by Prof Raghu
31 Jan 2004 07:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 65258

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Rangudu, Tim made a candid admission -- that he did not know about Gaddafi Stadium or Faisalabad, or their importance (including why and when these were renamed). Perhaps this ought to be pointed out to some writers, analysts, etc. who are interested in this area? The analysts may pretend not to car...
by Prof Raghu
31 Jan 2004 00:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 65258

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Many of the posts above (after the speculative part about Syria / Egypt etc) have veered off course from the topic of this thread. We are not into whether India or Pak gets positive or negative coverage elsewhere, in this thread. I request the folks to delete the posts, or the admins to delete -- an...
by Prof Raghu
30 Jan 2004 17:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 65258

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Read this carefully: Originally posted by Rangudu: [b]Nuclear Inquiry Skips Pakistani Army By DAVID ROHDE But none of the accounts prove that the army, or Pakistan's government, approved the transfer of nuclear technology. American and Pakistani analysts said the evidence that could prove the milita...
by Prof Raghu
30 Jan 2004 05:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 65258

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Originally posted by Tim: John, I'm amused - you've spent six years taking periodic shots at me, but you've never run across the article that almost got me PNG'd? Dude, you need to look at stuff that isn't on the internet. :) Tim Tim, what was the article that got you almost PNGd, and PNGd by who? ...
by Prof Raghu
29 Jan 2004 08:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 65258

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Note some very interesting language: [url=http://www.satribune.com/archives/jan25_31_04/P1_nuclear.htm]The Iran-Pakistan Nuclear Sales Story Continues to Unfold By Simon Henderson[/url] [...] The arrested men all worked at the Khan Research Laboratories, a uranium-enrichment plant outside the capita...
by Prof Raghu
29 Jan 2004 05:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 65258

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Originally posted by acharya: This is the first time this rivalry in 1977 of when to explode the bomb as the cause of ZAB overthrow is coming up. The external masters must have made sure that it never happened by supporting Zia and the rest is history. Not so, acharya. ZAB in his prison memoirs cle...
by Prof Raghu
29 Jan 2004 02:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 65258

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

R., The renaming of Lahore stadium was definitely after Bhutto took over -- If my memory is right, the renaming was sometime in 1972 or 73. The first match after the renaming was I believe when England (or MCC as it was known then) visited Pakistan in 1973. The key is to look for the exact date of B...
by Prof Raghu
28 Jan 2004 22:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004
Replies: 325
Views: 65258

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 22 Jan 2004

Originally posted by John Umrao: Libyan booty will nail Pak lie CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA ... the Libya deal has demonstrated that world powers can denuclearise Pakistan , possibly with security assurances. This dovetails neatly with N^3's nuke-nude projection and the removal of Indian forces from the bo...
by Prof Raghu
13 Jan 2004 03:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

This is what I was referring to in my earlier post -- so it is not a trinity, but the atomic quadrilateral. Originally posted by jrjrao: TIME reports: [b]Inside The A-Bomb Bazaar Evidence mounts that Pakistani scientists sold nuclear know-how to a triad of rogue nations http://www.time.com/time/maga...
by Prof Raghu
12 Jan 2004 02:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

To add to kgoan's post above, such a "Pak-Iraq" link was there in the early 1990s as well -- remember reading it in Businessweek or Time/Newsweek sometime in 1991/92, if memory is right.

A Lexis/Nexis search can find that article or more of that ilk.
by Prof Raghu
10 Jan 2004 04:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

Rangudu,
Ask for archives from 1998-99 in BRF -- if anyone has stored them. There were some very interesting threads. Ramana is the best person to ask if he has archived them.
by Prof Raghu
04 Jan 2004 23:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

Originally posted by Calvin: Probably more important that Israel not be denuked than Pakistan. There have to be non-P5 nuclear nations. Calvin, I disagree for the following reason. The US will not permit any existential threat to the state of Israel from another state. There will always be a US umb...
by Prof Raghu
04 Jan 2004 20:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

Do not know where else to post -- the following has been nagging me for a few days now. Let us take this to the logical conclusion. Say the "international community" (aka the US, and its "Yessir" allies) decides that action must be taken, lessons must be taught, punishments meted for proliferation s...
by Prof Raghu
04 Jan 2004 17:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003
Replies: 332
Views: 68075

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 25 Dec 2003

Our local metro paper has a picture to go with this story this morning -- so I am sure other papers / versions also must be having that picture of the brochure with A.Q. Khan's "photo" and the mushroom image the article talks about. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, can someone scan and pos...
by Prof Raghu
19 Dec 2003 06:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003
Replies: 340
Views: 62337

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 14 Jan 2003

Interesting story -- remember reading about this long ago in Readers' Digest, but the Pakistani angle is new: The A-Bomb Kid Leafing through a waiting room copy of Book Digest, I came across the following proposition: "Suppose an average—or below-average in my case—physics student at a university co...
by Prof Raghu
30 Aug 2003 22:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 60124

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

Originally posted by Arun_Gupta: Why is Pakistan given so much more leeway than any other country? *Partial* cross-post of Greg Palast interview: Palast on Baghdad and BEMAKID Musharraf NOTE: BEMAKID = Berzerker Maniac Killer-Dictator ________ "One of my favorite lines of the war was Condoleezza Ri...
by Prof Raghu
29 Aug 2003 05:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds
Replies: 224
Views: 60124

Re: Pakistani Nuclear Thresholds

N and others, Here is something - take it for what it is worth, given its source. From the Friday Times of August 29 - Sept 4, 2003: "Nuggets" Danger in Kabul Columnist Hamid Mir wrote in Jang that his stay in Kabul was risky because of the hatred the Tajik majority of the city bore towards Pakistan...
by Prof Raghu
24 May 2003 23:10
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 56093

Re: Histories of Cities in India

I have not read through all posts in this thread, but did come across a qn by Ratnendra Pandey --

RP, Yes, as far as I know "Multan" stands for "Mula-staana-pura" -- and that is how it relates to Prahlada and the Narasimha Avatara -- the notion of Vishnu being in everything.
by Prof Raghu
15 May 2003 07:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: P V Narsimha Rao
Replies: 102
Views: 41067

Re: P V Narsimha Rao

This is where my heart takes over my head. To me, he will be remembered centuries after we are all gone -- for one single reason. It was under his regime that the symbol of the slavery of Hindus -- that horrible structure that stood at Ayodhya for more than 460 years -- was finally brought down. Tha...
by Prof Raghu
14 May 2003 08:06
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 83488

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

N.,
Just go to the main page of HT --
http://www.hindustantimes.com
scroll down towards the bottom of the page, and you can do the honors.
by Prof Raghu
30 Apr 2003 04:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Shaping Reality: India vs. China
Replies: 98
Views: 42981

Re: Shaping Reality: India vs. China

OK, if Rudra brought this out, good -- but why didn't you start a thread, Mr. RS? I think it is important enought to deserve its own life. What I am looking for are references where we can back up -- or refute -- the claims about positive publicity for China. By the way, I did not (and do not) read ...
by Prof Raghu
30 Apr 2003 02:29
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Shaping Reality: India vs. China
Replies: 98
Views: 42981

Shaping Reality: India vs. China

Got this in the mail -- wonder if this was written by a BR member (the first name is identical to that of a BR member). Seems to make sense. Also, we may want to start collecting references from Business publications of earlier years to buttress the point. ______________________________ You've quite...
by Prof Raghu
15 Nov 2001 11:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Who was responsible for Kashmir being taken to the UN?
Replies: 46
Views: 29384

Re: Who was responsible for Kashmir being taken to the UN?

And, to add to Kaushal's post above, this is where the "personal" equations come in.<P>(The couplet in the Madhok book, cited in the link above, is indeed on target -- the personal foibles and follies of one man can indeed change history of a nation for a long time.)
by Prof Raghu
14 Nov 2001 11:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Who was responsible for Kashmir being taken to the UN?
Replies: 46
Views: 29384

Re: Who was responsible for Kashmir being taken to the UN?

Kaushal, but one of the advantages of being moved to Siberia is that the thread survives longer.<P>"Kiran" -- nice alias there!<BR>One thing that comes from having graded papers for more than a decade is that sixth sense of knowledge about similarities in writing, whether they be substantive or styl...
by Prof Raghu
12 Nov 2001 09:10
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Who was responsible for Kashmir being taken to the UN?
Replies: 46
Views: 29384

Re: Who was responsible for Kashmir being taken to the UN?

N.,<BR>I hope your comment about whining and blaming the past leaders is not directed at Shri Balraj Madhok.<P>I have previously posted extensively about his role in 1947-48. Suffice to say if you read other chapters in his book (and I have personally checked on this with a knowledgeable person, wel...

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