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Looming prospect of a failed nuclear state – Pakistan

And the specter of the world’s first failed nuclear state, coupled with the nightmare scenario of younger Islamist officers pushing the three stars aside and taking over in the name of Islam, was no longer idle cocktail chatter.

World’s first failed nuclear state?. “friday-lunch-club”:De Borchgrave:, September 8, 2010 “…Pakistan is reeling under the most devastating national catastrophe since independence 63 years ago. The month-long monsoon deluge flooded a densely populated area the size of Florida that suddenly became a gigantic lake, destroying one-fifth of the country’s irrigation infrastructure, livestock and crops…….
On the brink of total economic collapse, rumors abounded of millions of desperate peasants with nothing more to lose now being organized by extremists to move against the cities. The army’s 11 corps commanders debated the advisability of a fifth coup since independence to restore law and order. And the specter of the world’s first failed nuclear state, coupled with the nightmare scenario of younger Islamist officers pushing the three stars aside and taking over in the name of Islam, was no longer idle cocktail chatter.

“friday-lunch-club”: World’s first failed nuclear state?

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September 9, 2010 - Posted by | Pakistan, weapons and war | , , , , ,

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