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  1. SpArK

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    Pakistan Army Stabbed Me in the Back: AQ Khan


    Disgraced nuclear scientist A Q Khan has said he did Pakistan a favour by making the atomic bomb but was "stabbed in the back by the very people who benefited most" from his work -- the army.

    Khan, who now gets a "special pension" from the Pakistani army, also contended that India and Pakistan have not fought a war since 1971 because both countries possess a nuclear deterrence and are aware of the consequences of using atomic weapons.

    "The deterrence of nuclear weapons lies in the fact that both sides know that the other can retaliate in kind," he said in an interview to Germany's Der Spiegel magazine.

    Pointing out that there were no wars in Europe since 1945 due to the presence of the nuclear deterrence, he said the same was true "between India and Pakistan since 1971."

    "The Kargil skirmishes (of 1999) were localised and the issue of the use of nuclear weapons never arose. We may be naive, but we are not idiots. Both sides know what the consequences would be," Khan said.

    Khan, who was placed under house arrest in 2004 after he confessed to running a clandestine nuclear proliferation network, was responding to a question on whether a nuclear war between India and Pakistan could be won by either of the countries.

    "Nuclear weapons are a means of ensuring peace by using it as a tit-for-tat threat. I am convinced that there will never be another war between India and Pakistan as a consequence thereof," he said.

    Asked about his public confession on television about selling nuclear technology out of greed for profit and his subsequent retraction, Khan said, "I took sole blame for this whole episode because the political leadership urgently asked me to do so.

    (Former military ruler) Gen Pervez Musharraf promised me a full pardon with complete rehabilitation. However, within a few days the mischief started and he started talking of a conditional pardon, the consequences of which we now all know.

    Our house was searched and bugged, our phones and Internet connection were disconnected."

    Replying to a question on whether he felt tricked, Khan said: "Tricked is not the right word. I feel stabbed in the back by the very people who benefited most from my work – i.e., the army."

    Asked if he regretted having built the atomic bomb, he replied, "I still believe I did Pakistan a favour".

    He claimed that Pakistan "was forced to go nuclear in response to the Indian tests and political aggression".
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    Orange link: news.outlookindia.com | Pakistan Army Stabbed Me in the Back: AQ Khan

    Pakistan link:Gave Pak N-bomb, but was “stabbed in back” by army: AQ Khan | ThetimesofPakistan.com

    Original link:Pakistan's Nuclear Bomb: 'We May Be Naive, But We Are Not Idiots' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
     
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    Already posted:tup:
     
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    It never showed up. where is the link?
     
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    oddly enough, he had agreed to avoid publishing public statements like that....Nobody stabbed him in the back.

    He's still considered a national hero in Pakistan. But doing politics, and the deal with non-Pakistani countries did not bode well. He should just realize he served his country (like the tens of thousands of other metallurgists and nuclear scientists) and that the country stands by him --but he must avoid this publicity-seeking business.
     
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    I wont blame him if he says army betrayed him. We all saw that happening, didnt we
     
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    After all this, has AQ even once said, I have governmental approval to pass nuclear tech around?

    Basically his statements were like "I was doing this, so what? It was good for Pakistan". It really wasn't, you sold crap stuff to the Libyans and the Iranians who turned on you and sold you out. If this is not how the story went down, for once give your side of the story, instead of boo-hoo statements
     
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    Although I respect Dr AQ for his his services but here is where i must draw the line because i thought he would know better, he is accusing the '' entire '' army while he should blame the higher command for this, for someone of his intellect this is just the biggest piece if bull krap that ever came out........
     
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    Selling nuclear tech to rouge regimes especially pro-indian puppets like Iran, Libya and Iraq was a major disgrace too! He bought disgrace to entire nation for his personal profiteering and today he has a loud mouth to speak. What ever services we rendered to Pakistan were paid diligently in cash!
     
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    OMG.. that was hilarious.
     
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    man this guy is too excited to know, I beleive he is over the moon with this news. I can't beleive his excitement, you could see the way he has made the headline so bright coloured & big. My GOD excitement & emotions can turn even the most decent of human beings in to pathetics. this news must have made his day a great one.
     
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    LOL...:tup:
     
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    I don't know why u thanked me for my post. either you completley didn't get my point or you have good sense of humor.
    Any way thank you vey much for your appreciation.:cheesy:
     
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    No doubt Dr A Q Khan is revered as a National Hero but in essence he was a link in a chain of command, one wonders, why don't the likes of Dr Samar seek so much attention and publicity.
     
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    Well, he is a National hero. He must have some reason for selling the technology out though, even if its phycological.

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