Monday, July 24, 2006

Pakistan Expanding Nuclear Arsenal

At every place in the world where an Islamic state or pseudo-state butts up against a non-Islamic culture, there is war, terror, and bloodshed. That makes this report all the more alarming:

Pakistan Expanding Nuclear Program

Pakistan has begun building what independent analysts say is a powerful new reactor for producing plutonium, a move that, if verified, would signal a major expansion of the country's nuclear weapons capabilities and a potential new escalation in the region's arms race.

Satellite photos of Pakistan's Khushab nuclear site show what appears to be a partially completed heavy-water reactor capable of producing enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons a year, a 20-fold increase from Pakistan's current capabilities, according to a technical assessment by Washington-based nuclear experts.

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