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Dear Kitty
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
  Pakistan nuclear spy helped by CIA, Dutch ex Prime Minister admits
Abdul Khan
Dutch TV NOS reports:
US American intelligence service CIA in 1975 and in 1986 has stopped Dutch authorities from arresting Pakistani nuclear spy Khan.

Dutch ex prime minister Lubbers said this in VPRO radio program Argos.

US daily New York Times already wrote on this affair last year, based on anonymous sources. Now, Lubbers confirms this.

In the 1970s, Abdul Khan stole nuclear secrets from Dutch Ultra Centrifuge, part of Urenco in Almelo.

With this, in the 1990s he built the Pakistani nuclear bomb. He also sold his knowledge to Iran, North Korea, and Libya.

Suspicion

In 1975 there already was suspicion what Khan was doing, and Dutch authorities thought about arresting him.

According to Lubbers, however, the CIA wanted Khan to continue with his activities "in order to get more information" [the CIA and Pakistani military dictators being close pals; as Lubbers said during the interview; not included on NOS TV web article].

In the 1980s, Khan had to appear in court at last, but was freed due to legal errors.

Lubbers, then prime minister, wanted the court case to continue.

However, he did not carry on, on the "advice" of security services [CIA pals].

Dutch Attorney General Donner still last year denied that there had been meddling by secret services in the Khan affair.

VPRO radio investigated the affair jointly with Japanese television.

They are making a documentary on the affair, as now it is sixty years ago that Japan was hit by two US nuclear bombs, on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
See also here.

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I also had to come back to my back up blog. Modblog is still down.
http://critical.modblog.com
 
I hope ModBlog is back soon, as the technical side of Blogger is probably too complex for me at the moment.
 
I use w. bloggar to do remote posting what I post here at blogger. It's easy. You can download it at www.wbloggar.com. I too wish Modblog is back soon.
 
The problem is not so much posting here, I can do that.

It is things like links and counter not showing up in the sidebar here etc.
 
Dearkitty, I'm moving my backup blog to http://critical.blogsome.com
It's convenient. It supports caregories too. It's a WordPress oriented blog. .Btw if you are going to use this site continuosly pleas enable comments for non-blogger users too.
 
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