November 07, 2013

Saudis with Nukes: What could possibly go wrong?

Well, it looks like nuking Mecca might be on the table after all:

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.

Earlier this year, a senior Nato decision maker told me that he had seen intelligence reporting that nuclear weapons made in Pakistan on behalf of Saudi Arabia are now sitting ready for delivery.

Last month Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, told a conference in Sweden that if Iran got the bomb, "the Saudis will not wait one month. They already paid for the bomb, they will go to Pakistan and bring what they need to bring."

It sounds to me that what they're trying to say is this:

Saudi Arabia has bought and paid for nuclear weapons, but which Pakistan has agreed to hold on to and to be delivered if and when the Iranians go nuclear.

But still, a nuclear armed Saudi Arabia? I don't know about you, but I'm still up in the air on whether or not the Kingdom should be allowed airplanes let alone nukes.

Thanks to Laura.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:55 AM | Comments |