This is a market driven event of major proportions. It seems that Saudi Arabia purchased (or is about to purchase) nuclear weapons from Pakistan. The Saudis “rent” troops from Pakistan to do their dirty work, now and then. They dress them up in Saudi uniforms and get a pretty disciplined, coherent force. Why wouldn’t they turn to Pakistan for the purchase of nuclear weapons?
Here are a couple of questions:
1) Will those who advocate attacking Iran for its potential to produce nuclear weapons also encourage an attack on a truly fundamentalist jihadist supporting Middle Eastern country – Saudi Arabia?
2) Will te see calls for sanctions against Saudi Arabia for having nuclear weapons as we see against Iran for having the potential?
Here are two review searches to keep up on this issue: NewsNow (search on headlines refreshed every 5 minutes; and Google news search. Also, this from the UK.
BBC: Saudi nuclear weapons ‘on order’ from Pakistan
Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.
While the kingdom’s quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran’s atomic programme, it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to deploy such devices more quickly than the Islamic republic.