World’s Biggest Nightmare : Nuclear Suicide Bombers from Pakistan | Hillary Clinton
WASHINGTON: If you think the Islamic State (IS) and Boko Haram are the worst things the world has seen, the Jehadi nursery of the world, Pakistan, is taking it a few notches up. When you combine Suicide Bombers and Nuclear Bombs, what you get is – world’s biggest nightmare since the Second World War.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over the possibility of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons falling into the hands of jihadists, which she said was “a threatening scenario”, according to a media report.
“Pakistan is running full speed to develop tactical nukes in their continuing hostility with India,” the former secretary of state told a close-door fundraiser in Virginia in February, The New York Times reported.
“But we live in fear that they’re going to have a coup, that jihadists are going to take over the government, they’re going to get access to nuclear weapons, and you’ll have suicide nuclear bombers. So, this could not be a more threatening scenario,” the daily quoted Clinton as saying in the audio that appeared on The Washington Free Beacon website.
During the fund raiser, responding to a question on modernisation of nuclear weapons, the daily said, Clinton went beyond the question to warn of an emerging nuclear arms race, naming Russia and China as well as Pakistan and India.
“This is one of the most dangerous developments imaginable,” Clinton said.
Such remarks from the former secretary of state gains significance in view of an interview of Pakistani Defence Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif to the local TV channel in which he threatened to unleash nukes against India.
“If our safety is threatened, we will annihilate them (India),” Asif had said.
The United States appears to have taken a strong note of Asif’s recent statements on use of nuclear weapons.
“Nuclear capable states have the responsibility to exercise restraint regarding nuclear weapons and missile capabilities,” a state department official told PTI when asked about the statements being made by the Pakistani leader.
Earlier, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter had said while India has generally shown responsible behaviour with nuclear technology, China conducts itself professionally, nuclear weapons in Pakistan are entangled in history of tensions.
In March this year, speaking during the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC, Barack Obama had warned that the prospect of Isis or other terrorists getting hold of a nuclear bomb is among the most serious threats faced by the world. The US President said it was clear that “these mad men” would use such a device to kill as many people as they could.
Obama did not say at that time but he knows that the best route to get nuclear bombs passes through Islamabad.
Creation of Nuclear Suicide Bombers will be a game changer for the civilised world, giving Pakistan the ability to blackmail not only its enemies but also friends like China, Saudi Arabia and USA. The world has to decide how it will preemptively stop and eliminate this mortal threat