Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: report

Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.

The Saudis — who financed much of Pakistan’s nuke program — are fearful of international efforts to keep its enemy Iran from acquiring a bomb, the Sunday Times of London reports. The Saudis think the deal, backed by President Obama, will actually accelerate Iran’s nuke push.

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  • Mark DeFord Eletion

    “The Saudis think the deal (with Iran), backed by President Obama, will actually accelerate Iran’s nuke push.”

    If Iran was not actually building nuclear weapons, it will be now, after hearing the saudis’ announcement. The saudis must know their announcement will force Iran to either begin making nukes, or admit they are already doing so. That’s probably why they made it.

    There may or may not be any actual nukes in the paks’ or saudis’ possession. At this point, it doesn’t matter. It will matter later on, though. Maybe they’ll nuke each other to dust – and in doing so – prove to the rest of the world that islam actually does, in its own way, create peace.

    • That would be fine by me.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I would suggest that if that happens, the date be celebrated annually as INTERNATIONAL CIVILIZATION DAY.

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  • tom_billesley

    I reckon Saudi Arabia has owned nukes for a long time, stored by AQ Khan’s organisation in Pakistan for contingencies.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Would the Saudis know which end of the bomb to ignite?

    • El Martyachi

      My right-side ignition services are available at reasonable rates.

      So I knew this guy who joined the US army and signed up for something called “ADM” after boot camp. He figured it was a slack admin job. It turned out to be something like “advanced demolition of munitions” – ie. nukes. This was during the Vietnam years, which he ended up luckily spending in Europe.

    • ntt1

      Of course not ! That would be work-like and therefore unislamic . no the Saudis will just hire someone to light the fuse then screw them on the contract terms.

  • All this was predictable by any fool. The EU and US brought this turn of events upon the world by their cowardice and dishonesty in dealing with Iran.

  • FactsWillOut

    Pakistan has nukes. Canada doesn’t. There is something wrong with this picture.

    Depending on another nations deterrence is, in essence, compromising our sovereignty.

    • Ottawa Eyes

      Pakistan won’t attack us with thermonuclear devastation when they can do it through their emigration programs.

      • Palidor

        Lets just hope the guy with the finger on the trigger has family (he likes) in Canada.

  • Hard Little Machine

    In a little noted development, China has pretty far down the path of quadrupling their nuclear weapons inventory. Historically, China maintained a small # of weapons for such a large country, perhaps in the 300 count. China did not have a clear policy of deterrence against Russia, India or the US. But since Obama they’ve adopted a forward force projection stance as they work to take over most of the South China Sea and to extend their national interests all over Africa.

    At the same time, Japan is beginning to make noises that their policy of a having a purely defensive force is outdated. Moreover, Japan is #1 in the world for the quantity and sophistication of their nuclear fuel reprocessing industry. And contrary to common knowledge they are not and never have been a state that absolutely abolished nukes. They have always maintained the ‘last screw protocol’ which allows them if they want to develop weapons up to the point of the proverbial last screw. Typically this is a 30 day threshold the same threshold Obama advocates for Iran.

    Other states that have begun developing or re developing nuclear power for whatever reason they like are Egypt, Jordan, Nigeria and Indonesia.

  • This will end well.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      It could end well, but probibly will end badly.
      Are Mecca and Medina as holy to the Shias as they are to the Sunnis?
      Mecca probibly is, Medina, maybe not so much.
      I’ll have to read up on that.