Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Next Financial Crisis Is Already Here! John Lewis 99% Profits CRASH - Retail Sector Collapse - Nadeem_Walayat
2.Why Is Apple Giving This Tiny Stock A $900 Million Opportunity? - James Burgess
3.Gold Price Trend Analysis - - Nadeem_Walayatt
4.The Beginning of the End of the Dollar - Richard_Mills
5.Stock Market Trend Forecast Update - - Nadeem_Walayat
6.Hindenburg Omen & Consumer Confidence: More Signs of Stock Market Trouble in 2019 - Troy_Bombardia
7.Precious Metals Sector: It’s 2013 All Over Again - P_Radomski_CFA
8.Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk - Ellen_Brown
9.Gold Stocks Forced Capitulation - Zeal_LLC
10.The Post Bubble Market Contraction Thesis Receives Validation - Plunger
Last 7 days
May BrExit Deal Tory MP Votes Forecast, Betting Market Analysis - 10th Dec 18
Listen to What Gold is Telling You - 10th Dec 18
The Stock Market’s Long Term Outlook is Changing - 10th Dec 18
Palladium Shortages Expose Broken Futures Markets for Precious Metals - 9th Dec 18
Is an Inverted Yield Curve Bullish for Gold? - 9th Dec 18
Rising US Home Prices and Falling Sales - 8th Dec 18
Choosing Who the Autonomous Car Should Kill - 8th Dec 18
Stocks Selloff Boosting Gold - 8th Dec 18
Will Weak US Dollar Save Gold? - 7th Dec 18
This Is the End of Trump’s Economic Sugar High - 7th Dec 18
US Economy Will Deteriorate Over Next Half Year. What this Means for Stocks - 7th Dec 18
The Secret Weapon for Getting America 5G Ready - 7th Dec 18
These Oil Stocks Are a Ticking Time Bomb - 7th Dec 18
How Theresa May Put Britain on the Path Towards BrExit Civil War - 7th Dec 18
How easy is it to find a job in the UK iGaming industry? - 6th Dec 18
Curry's vs Jessops - Buying an Olympus TG-5 Tough Camera - 5th Dec 18
Yield Curve Harbinger of Stock Market Doom - 5th Dec 18
Stock Market Crashed While the Yield Curve Inverted - 5th Dec 18
Global Economic Outlook after Trump-Xi Trade War Timeout - 5th Dec 18
Stock Market Dow Plunge Following Fake US - China Trade War Truce - 5th Dec 18
Subverting BREXIT - British People vs Parliament Risks Revolution - 5th Dec 18
Profit from the Global Cannabis Boom by Investing in the Beverage Industry - 4th Dec 18
MP's Vote UK Government Behaving like a Dictatorship, in Contempt of Parliament - 4th Dec 18
Isn't It Amazing How The Fed Controls The Stock Market? - 4th Dec 18
Best Christmas LED String and Projector Lights for 2018 - Review - 4th Dec 18
The "Special 38" Markets You Should Trade ebook - 4th Dec 18
Subverting BrExit - AG Confirms May Backstop Deal Means UK Can NEVER LEAVE the EU! - 3rd Dec 18
The Bottled Water Bamboozle - 3rd Dec 18
Crude Oil After November’s Declines - 3rd Dec 18
Global Economic Perceptions Are Shifting - Asia China Markets Risks - 3rd Dec 18
Weekly Charts and Update on Equity Markets, FX Trades and Commodities - 3rd Dec 18
TICK TOCK, Counting Down to the Next Recession - 3rd Dec 18
Stock Market Key (Short-term) Support Holds - 3rd Dec 18
Stocks Bull Market Tops Are a Process - 3rd Dec 18
More Late-cycle Signs for the Stock Market and What’s Next - 3rd Dec 18
A Post-Powell View of USD, S&P 500 and Gold - 2nd Dec 18
Elliott Wave: SPX Decision Time Is Coming Soon - 2nd Dec 18
Junior Gold Stocks Q3’18 Fundamentals - 1st Dec 18
Little-Known BDC Stocks Thrive Amid Rising Rates and Earn Investors +7% Yields - 1st Dec 18
Ray Dalio: This Debt Cycle Will End Soon - 1st Dec 18
Bank of England Warns UK House Prices 30% BrExit Crash! - 1st Dec 18
Gold Fundamentals Improving but Not Bullish Yet - 30th Nov 18
What the Oil Short-sellers and OPEC Don’t Know about Peak Shale - 30th Nov 18
Global Economic Perceptions Are Shifting Imnplications for Stock Market - 30th Nov 18
The US Economy is Getting Worse. What this Means for Stocks - 30th Nov 18
Trailblazers Leading the Way in Online Reputation Management - 30th Nov 18
The Shift in Trend from Physical Printers to Online Printers - 30th Nov 18
UK House Prices 2019 No Deal BrExit 30% Crash Warning! - 30th Nov 18
Stocks Rallied, New Uptrend? - 29th Nov 18
The Fed Will Probably Stop Hiking Rates in 2019. What’s Next for Stocks - 29th Nov 18
Love. Fear. Inflation. A Precious Metals' Trifecta - 29th Nov 18
GBP/USD – Double Bottom or Further Declines? - 29th Nov 18
Stock Market Santa Rally Still a GO to Dow 27,000? - 29th Nov 18
UK Government and Bank of England BrExit Economic Armageddon Propaganda - 29th Nov 18
Why the Crude Oil Price Collapsed to $50 - 28th Nov 18
Gold Joins the Decline – the Earth is Shaking - 28th Nov 18
Watch This Picture As Asset Prices Fall - 28th Nov 18
GE’s Stock Price Crash Holds an Important Lesson About Investing - 28th Nov 18
5 Rules for Successful Trading - 28th Nov 18
Dollar Trend Imposes: EURUSD to Fall to 1.11 - 28th Nov 18
Gold, Original Money, Fiat Money - 28th Nov 18
When Will the Stocks Bull Market End? - 28th Nov 18
Looking ahead: Why the Smart Money is Investing in Green Energy - 28th Nov 18
The Yield Curve Will Invert Soon. What’s Next for the Stock Market - 27th Nov 18
Silver Trading and the Hands of a Broken Clock - 27th Nov 18
What's Inside SMIGGLE Christmas Advent Calender 2018 - 27th Nov 18
Investing in Recession Proof Trailer Parks - 27th Nov 18
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Debt Consolidation - 27th Nov 18
GDX, This Most-Hated Stock Could Return You 140% in Just a Few Months - 27th Nov 18

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How You Could Make £2,850 Per Month

U.S. Drone War on Pakistan, Selling Nuclear Weapons Consequences, Islamic Apocalypse Countdown

Politics / Nuclear Weapons Nov 07, 2013 - 06:22 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Politics

The near silent war that the mainstream media rarely reports rages on in Pakistan as illustrated by the recent drone attack that killed the Taliban leader in North West Pakistan the day before the Pakistani government was to enter into peace talks with. Whilst many may claim so what it's just one terrorist killing another. However what the drone strikes mask is what is called collateral damage, which according to the Centre for Naval Analysis has to date killed close to 5,000 people of which 9 out of 10 were civilians.


The consequences of the ongoing U.S. Drone war on Pakistan is for all sections of Pakistani society to drift towards a more religiously aligned society as opposed to the preceding trend which had been towards that of a more secular society.

In geopolitical terms this means a more robust adherence to the Sunni faith, stoking up of the age old conflict between Sunni (1.2bn) and Shia Islam (200 mln), mostly centred on neighbouring Iran, which whilst in the strategic interests of the U.S. i.e. an Iranian / Pakistani animosity as illustrated by recent border skirmishes between para-militaries, however it has far wider implications in terms of the unintended consequences of pushing Pakistan further down the path of an Sunni Islamic state along the lines of Saudi Arabia in an attempt to further encircle the Iranian Shia Islamic state.

The unintended consequences is that a Sunni NUCLEAR Pakistan is seeking to reinforce alliances with fellow Sunni states, which means the predominantly wealthy Gulf states headed by Saudi Arabia that it sees as potential sources for revenues and financial aid both against contrary U.S. and Iranian interests.

What Pakistan has to offer is it's nuclear weapons technology, and unlike Iran, states such as Saudi Arabia do not have to embark on multi-decade long nuclear programs that would draw sanctions from the West and sabotage from the intelligence agencies and even military strikes from Israel, but be purchased off the shelf direct from Pakistan that stands ready and willing both for financial benefit and in its geopolitical and religious interests of aiding the Sunni cause both against Shia Iran and Israel.

Today, the BBC reports that Saudi Arabia has several Pakistani nuclear weapons on order, ready to be dispatched and near instantly deployed in already built missile silo's to act as deterrence against either Iran or Israel.

BBC - Newsnight - 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.

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."

Since 2009, when King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia warned visiting US special envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross that if Iran crossed the threshold, "we will get nuclear weapons", the kingdom has sent the Americans numerous signals of its intentions.

Gary Samore, until March 2013 President Barack Obama's counter-proliferation adviser, has told Newsnight:

"I do think that the Saudis believe that they have some understanding with Pakistan that, in extremis, they would have claim to acquire nuclear weapons from Pakistan."

Countdown to Islamic Apocalypse

The problem with all religious ideologies be it Christianity, Judaism or Islam is that they have an inbuilt desire for armageddon, end of the world, judgment day, for instance the Jewish and Christian bibles expect 2/3rds of humanity to perish in the pursuit of prophecy so that the Messiah / Jesus / Isah will return in a place located in Palestine / Israel (Megiddo). Meanwhile for muslims the day of judgement won't arrive until the muslims fight and defeat the Jews (Israel) where the location of the final battle will be in Syria (Bilâd al-Shâm), so all faiths and their derivatives expect a form of apocalypse that will lead only their faith to victory and entrance for the believers into paradise for eternity.

This is why we see the thirst for the apocalypse playing out in Syria today for this is the place for the final conflict in terms of signs of the apocalypse and thus many muslim fighters on BOTH sides are eager fight to the death as they perceive their actions being towards the fulfillment of prophecy and for rewards in the afterlife..

However, the big problem today when compared against past conflicts and thirsts for armageddon is that many countries now have the potential means to make the apocalypse made manifest. Leading the pack of armageddonists in the region is Israel with approx 250 nuclear weapons, then Pakistan with 120 which is willing to sell a number to fellow Sunni states such as Saudi Arabia and probably secretly already has given that Saudi Arabia has at least 2 large missile launch sites ready and awaiting their arrival including a number of CSS-2 missiles in place to carry them.

All of which increases the risks of an Islamic Sunni / Shia conflict triggered nuclear apocalypse which by the nature of the region would soon include Israel that has within its means to annihilate the entire region, which could trigger an even larger scale use of nuclear weapons i.e. Pakistan, India, China and beyond.

The key to preventing triggering nuclear armageddon is to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, for as soon as Iran has nuclear weapons then so will instantly Saudi Arabia and not too long afterwards Turkey and Egypt are likely to follow.

Israel's nuclear weapons are not a deterrence, instead they are an encouragement to fulfill prophecy.

The bottom line is this that the region MUST become a Nuclear FREE Zone which means not only dismantling Iran's nuclear programme but also Israel's, for as long as Israel has nuclear weapons then so will other countries actively engage in developing their own nuclear arrangements as a deterrence, but it will only take ONE nuclear war to END the region FOREVER. Unfortunately neither the Israeli, Iranian or Saudi fundamentalists realise this truth so the region remains on a countdown towards certain armageddon which will result in all of the respective so called prophecies being vaporised for eternity. There won't be any second coming of Jesus, Messiah or Mahdi, just a wasteland more barren than the sahara desert.

Source and Comments: http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article43017.html

Nadeem Walayat

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

Copyright © 2005-2013 Marketoracle.co.uk (Market Oracle Ltd). All rights reserved.

Nadeem Walayat has over 25 years experience of trading derivatives, portfolio management and analysing the financial markets, including one of few who both anticipated and Beat the 1987 Crash. Nadeem's forward looking analysis focuses on UK inflation, economy, interest rates and housing market. He is the author of four ebook's in the The Inflation Mega-Trend and Stocks Stealth Bull Market series.that can be downloaded for Free.

The Stocks Stealth Bull Market 2013 and Beyond EbookThe Stocks Stealth Bull Market Update 2011 EbookThe Interest Rate Mega-Trend EbookThe Inflation Mega-trend Ebook

Nadeem is the Editor of The Market Oracle, a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication that presents in-depth analysis from over 600 experienced analysts on a range of views of the probable direction of the financial markets, thus enabling our readers to arrive at an informed opinion on future market direction. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any trading losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors before engaging in any trading activities.

Nadeem Walayat Archive

© 2005-2018 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

6 Critical Money Making Rules