Ignoring the real security threat from
America's real loose nukes!
(and instead, focussing on the fictitious one from Pakistani 'loose nukes')
March 20, 2008.
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To: John Feffer, Emira Woods, Emily Schwartz Greco, Miriam Pemberton
Foreign Policy In Focus – 'A think tank without walls'
Letter to Editor, FPIF. March 20, 2008.
In reference to Zia Mian's article “How Not to Handle Nuclear Security” (http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/4818), while scrambling to catch up on my long reading-list after six months of free-lance work in Pakistan, the following explanations of the missing nukes and the B-52 story jumped out at me once again. As early as end of August, and certainly by October 2007, the inside story was already known. Yet neither FPIF, nor the erstwhile Princeton University scholar, referenced any of it in their afore cited December essay on nuclear security to which this rebuttal essay seems to have been the only challenge. It was neither published by FPIF, nor responded to by Zia Mian, although the nuclear expert did kindly include Project Humanbeingsfirst's December 24, 2007 letter to FPIF editor as comment to his article, without any of his own followup comments addressing any of the critiques.
The inside story of the missing nukes can be gleaned in the following reports, chronologically: August 27, 2007 “THE KENNEBUNKPORT WARNING”; August 30, 2007, Jim Fetzer 'Scholars endorse "The Kennebunkport Warning": Report ominous signs of a privatized takeover of the nation'; Sept. 27, 2007, Wayne Madsen Report “B-52 Nukes Headed for Iran: Air Force refused to fly weapons to Middle East theater”; October 8, 2007, Webster G. Tarpley “The Kennebunkport Warning And The Rogue B-52 - Confirmation With A Vengeance”; October 13, 2007, Michael Salla “Dick Cheney & Vigilant Shield: Will a Missing Nuke from the B-52 Incident be used in a Simulated Terrorist Attack?”; October 29, 2007 “Missing Nukes: Treason of the Highest Order” (cited in the rebuttal essay).
Please also see this March 18, 2008 “letter to Sibel Edmonds on 'Pakistan's Bomb, U.S. Cover-up'” on her whistleblowing the clandestine sale of nuclear secrets by U.S. Government officials as gleaned by her from her translation of FBI wiretap recordings, and its possible alternate significance on the 'Grand Chessboard'. The silence in the newsmedia and among the nuclear experts of empire to her courageous 'coming out' is resoundingly deafening! And her story is six years old(!) briefly carried by CBS in 2002, followed by an exposé in Vanity Fair in 2005. But gagged by the U.S. Government, she has been pleading with the newsmedia to tell her entire story and she would risk defying the gag-order in the greater national interest – but silence!
Why was Sibel Edmonds' publicly disclosed information not included in Zia Mian's calculus of nuclear security? Care to respond? Why was that omission permitted by FPIF? If that was an oversight, and none of us are perfect, perhaps FPIF may re-consider featuring the original rebuttal essay along with this letter? As for the genuinely true patriots of 'empire', wherever they reside, only a Robert Jackson will fairly adjudicate matters on how much blood to apportion to each of the 'clean' hands of today! None of us may escape unscathed!
The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.
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