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Terrifying This book was written in 2007 Subseuent events have not convinced me that anything but a miracle has the use of these weapons I take only a #TINY BIT OF SOLACE IN THE #bit of in the that W was pretty damn bad too and we made it somehow If John Bolton comes back though I m starting to dig my bunker Roughly the first half of the book details the work of A Khan to build the bomb and the second half is how Pakistan exported technology and completed components to fund its program working the US the whole time supporting the Taliban and collecting billions in aid As one Pakistani official said We do whatever we want and the US does whatever we wantOne side note on the source Peter Griffin yeah it is hard to take seriously Some of the other reviews have uestioned the entire book because of the reliance on him But I felt that there was only one chapter that seemed tacked on about him and intended to exculpate In my opinion did not detract from the whole story If you want a book that exposes the vagaries of short term political foresight this is a reat place to start Excellent stuff Brilliantly written and most of all a sad damning critiue of so called The Moth Diaries great power politics Of course US is involved as US interests vary and US actions depends upon their national interest at the particular moment in the history As history reuired US to use Pakistan against USSR it not only allowed but potentially assisted Pakistan nuclear programme The A Khan sacrifice by a Pakistan last decade turned out to be some sort of facade The book doesive the intricacies involved However it will continue to remain as one version of multiple versions and view points covered by many authors The fact though is the Indian stand of continuously telling the so called nuclear proliferation regulators the continuing arming of Pakistan and arming it with nukes is clearly been validated 1980s and 1990s India kept on pointing the visible facts but it fell of deaf ears In 1998 the Indian tests were carried out to bring the overt status of Pak nukes and clearly show why NPT has been a failure Also the terrorism seedbed that Pakistan was transformed and impacting India was mentioned throughout 1990s but it took 9 11 to wake up USA to the dangers of terrorism and the impact of terror across the Misconduct (Birmingham Rebels, globe rather than a local disturbance The book of course is a must read for anyone interested in the bigame and dangerous Hollywood Education game played through the nuke proliferation paths WOW Incredible book This book was so full of information I am almost at a loss for words I learned so much about our country s knowledge and involvement with Pakistan and their uest to obtaining nuclear weapons The book covers than 3 decades of lying deceit theft of nuclear secrets and plans illegal purchase and shipping of. The shocking three decade story of A Khan and Pakistan's nuclear program and the complicity of the United States in the spread of nuclear weaponryOn December 15 1975 A Khan a young Pakistani scientist working in Holland stole top secret blueprints for a revolutionary new process to arm a nuclear bomb His original intention and that of hisovernment was purely patriotic to provide Pakistan a counter to India's recently unveiled nuclear device However as Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott Clark chillingly relate in their masterful investigation of Khan's career over the past thirty years over time that limited ambition mushroomed into the world's largest clandestine network engaged in selling nuclear secrets a mercenary and illicit program managed by the Pakista. ,
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Anization formed in Pakistan since the 1980s and a number of US officials some of whom are accused of deliberately covering up awareness of the state of the Pakistani enrichment program at various points in its development It appears undeniable that successive US administrations put aside nuclear nonproliferation objectives in favor of other foreign policy priorities concerning Pakistan to dangerous conseuence I think there s also a compelling case here that Khan s sales network was Steps Through the Mist generally sanctioned by the Pakistani military leadership with whom the US continued to maintain relations even as Khan was sacrificed But as other reviews of this book have suggested it s not clear from this book how a confrontational US approach would have been enacted and if this would in fact have deterred Pakistan from its enrichmentoals particularly as its neighbor India made progress towards the same objectiveI am not a nukes uy and I don t know the history well here But the alarmist tone throughout reliance on some few key sources who may have some self exculpatory interests of their own and what seems to be some sloppiness with details on some of the parts I m familiar with makes me uestion how much I #Should Rely On This #rely on this a uide to the proliferation and sales network which from my perspective is the most concerning aspect of the story I think I need to triangulate this account with several other sources before drawing any conclusions on the details I like this one probably the best of the three or four I ve read on Pakistan s nuclear program and it s father A Khan When i Jan, Jans en de kinderen 11 got this book i assumed the word Deception represented A Khan s role in the whole nuclear proliferation hoopla but once i was through with the book the word corresponded to US Role inlobal politics related to nuclear proliferation etc It is sad that empires like US continue to break the laws as long as it is in their interests and it looks like we have international institutions like IAEA established just to put pressure on countries that do not align themselves to US interestsThere were some stages in the book that did not sound very accurate like initially its mentioned that A Khan was not very competent and later it said that he was able to pull things off at brilliant speed and all on his own Secondly the fact that terrorist organizations ot hold of manuals to make nuclear bomb my uestion is IS it really that simple to make a nuclear bomb i mean we have degree programs in educational institutions where ppl spend 4 plus years and here we have the writer telling us that terrorists in Afghanistan received manuals from A khan who himself is according to the author not very competent to make a bomb I d say 15 20% of the facts here are a bit off track which is why i d ive 15 20% of the facts here are a bit off track which is why i d ive a 3 star only. Gh shortsightedness and intent the spread of the very weapons we vilify the axis of evil powers for having and fear terrorists will obtain Deception puts our current standoffs with Iran and North Korea in a startling new perspective and makes clear two things that Pakistan far from being an ally is a rogue nation at the epicenter of world destabilization; and that the complicity of the United States has ushered in a new nuclear winterBased on hundreds of interviews in the United States Pakistan India Israel Europe and Southeast Asia Deception is a masterwork of reportage and dramatic storytelling by two of the world's most resourceful investigative journalists Urgently important it should stimulate debate and command a reexamination of our national prioritie. Controlled oods etc The story is so ood it #could be made into a movie It would be a pretty long movie however It enlightened me on our #be made into a movie It would be a pretty long movie however It enlightened me on our what they knew what they covered up and ultimately how they coddled the country of Pakistan with billions of dollars of foreign aid and military euipment despite knowing full well that they were building a nuclear device Some of the information really made my blood boil and of it just dumbfounded me This book was long but had
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Great Job Researching And Gatheringjob researching and athering to write the book This is a fantastically detailed report on the skulduggery in Washington and Islamabad surrounding Pakistan s nuclear program and proliferation programs However I have doubts about the correctness of the interpretation A Mind boggling account of nuclear proliferation at a scale that has not yet matched by anyone else It establishes the fact Good read what a deceptionI found it interesting that Peter Griffin says he met a Pakistani Brigadier General Anis Nawab pg 39 Similarly Adrian Levy reports that there was a Brigadier General working for A Khan in Pakistan pg 35 This is interesting because Brigadier General is not even a rank in the Pakistan Army or for that matter in the British Army Further Peter Griffin tells us that the Pakistanis were addressing him as General Nawab This would suggest he wasn t a Brigadier but a Full General Lieutenant General or Major General as their Brigadiers aren t called Generals Since there were no Generals working for A Khan in 1976 1977 this would suggest that President Bhutto Ghulam Isha had appointed some senior military officer above A Khan to oversee the project Then there is the name Anis Nawab Unfortunately it is also a dead end as there was no Brigadier or General in the Pakistan Army with that particular name So it seems the deception on the Pakistani side was complete The one man whose identity the Pakistani team and Smoking Lovely government went toreat lengths to protect was not that of A Khan a junior scientist in their Government who wasn t trusted to make deals at the time but a senior General who really made the deals and remains unknown to this day This book overviews the history of Pakistan s uranium weapons enrichment program the illicit lobal procurement network created by A Khan to build that program the failure of the United States to stop that program and its links to other nuclear weapons programs in Libya Iran North Korea and China The authors are shocked by this history and they expect you to be shocked as well There are lots of villains here sometimes described in frankly sneering terms including A Khan himself Aslam Beg and Hamid Gul Pervez Musharraf who appears to have been personally responsible for just about every militant org. Ni military and made possible in large part by aid money from the United States Saudi Arabia and Libya and by indiscriminate assistance from ChinaMost unnerving the authors reveal that the sales of nuclear weapons technology to Iran North Korea and Libya so much in the news today were made with the clear knowledge of the American overnment for whom Pakistan has been a crucial buffer state and ally first against the Soviet Union now in the war against terror Every successive American presidency from Jimmy Carter to George W Bush has turned a blind eye to Pakistan's nuclear activity rewriting and destroying evidence provided by its intelligence agencies lying to Congress and the American people about Pakistan's intentions and capability and facilitating throu.