World Trade Center Bombing (1993)
The 1993 World Trade Center bombing was planned in part by Ramzi Yousef,
Pakistani by decent, and a lead suspect in the terror attack that killed 7 and
injured 1042 on February 26, 1993 in New York, New York. Yousef arrived
illegally in the U.S. on September 1, 1992, from Pakistan and escaped back to
Pakistan several hours after the bombing. Yousef was arrested in February of
1995 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen and the uncle of Ramzi Yousef, was the
alleged adviser and financier of the 1993 WTC bombing. Mohammed was arrested on
March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011).
Benazir Bhutto Assassination Attempt (1993)
assassination attempt of then Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir
Bhutto by Ramzi Yousef and Abdul Hakim Murad in August of 1993
was reportedly interrupted by police outside Bhutto’s residence. After
returning to Pakistan in February 1993 after an unsuccessful attempt to destroy
the World Trade Center, Yousef allegedly took up a contract to assassinate
Bhutto. Pakistani by decent, Yousef was arrested in February of 1995 in
Islamabad, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011).
Bombing of Philippine Airlines Flight 434 (1994)
Philippine Airlines Flight 434 was the route designator of
an international flight from Cebu, Philippines to Tokyo, Japan, on December 11,
1994, when a bomb exploded killing 1 and injuring 10 passengers. Ramzi Yousef,
Pakistani by decent, was the alleged bomber in the mid-air terror attack.
Yousef was arrested in February of 1995 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Wikipedia, 2011).
Bojinka Terror Plot (1995)
The Bojinka Plot
was a planned large-scale terrorist attack to assassinate of Pope John Paul II and
blow up 12 airliners during January of 1995. The plot was planned in part by Ramzi Yousef,
Pakistani by decent, who was a lead suspect in the terror plot to kill
approximately 4,000 passengers as they flew from Asia to the America. Yousef
was arrested in February of 1995 in Islamabad, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011).
U.S. Airliner Bombing Plot (1995)
The 1995 U.S.
airliner bombing attempt by Ramzi Yousef,
Pakistani by decent, was the lead suspect in the terror plot to bomb 2 U.S.
airliners on January 31, 1995. Yousef flew from Pakistan to Thailand and met
with associate Istaique Parker. Yousef told Parker to check two suitcases
filled with bombs, one on a Delta Airlines flight and another on a United
Airlines flight. Both bombs were timed to blow up over populated areas of the
U.S. Airline employees demanded passports and fingerprints making the plot too
risky for Yousef who returned to Pakistan on February 2, 1995 and was
consequently arrested in the same month in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Wikipedia,
U.S. Embassy Bombings (1998)
The 1998 United States embassy bombings were a series of
attacks consisting of simultaneous truck bomb explosions at the United States embassies in the East
African capitals of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya killed 223 and
injured more than 4,000 on August 07, 1998. Of the 21 named conspirators, 5
have been allegedly killed in Pakistan: Osama
bin Laden killed in Pakistan May 1, 2011, Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali killed in
Pakistan by airstrikes in 2010, Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam killed in
Pakistan by U.S. drone attack in 2009, Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan killed in
Pakistan by U.S. drone attack in 2009, and Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwah was killed in
Pakistan in 2006 (Wikipedia, 2011).
U.S.S. Cole Bombing (2000)
The USS Cole
Bombing was a suicide attack against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67), which killed 17
and injured 37 on October 12, 2000, while it was harbored and refueled in the
Yemeni port of Aden. Walid Mohammad bin Attash, was an alleged a terror suspect
in the terror attack was allegedly arrested in Pakistan in May of 2003 (BBC,
Millennium Terror Plot (2000)
2000 terror plots were attacks planned to occur on or near January 1, 2000:
the bombing of 4 sites in Jordan,
the bombing of Los
Angeles International Airport (LAX), and the bombing of the USS The
Sullivans. The first 2 plots were foiled by law enforcement agencies; the
third was aborted after a mistake occurred. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
a terror suspect in the plot to bomb Jordan, immediately fled and traveled to Peshawar, Pakistan. Ahmed Ressam,
a terror suspect in the plot to bomb LAX, traveled to Karachi, Pakistan on
March 17, 1998, where he contacted al-Qaeda leader Abu Zubeida in Peshawar, Pakistan, who was in
charge of terrorist training camps funded and organized by Bin Laden (Wikipedia,
9/11 Terror Attacks (2001)Indian Embassy Bombing (2008)
terror attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and 4 airliners killed
2,996 and injured more than 6,000 in New York, Washington D.C., and
Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001. The attacks were allegedly masterminded
by Osama bin Laden who was killed in Pakistan in May
of 2011, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was arrested on March 1, 2003,
in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Omar Sheikh, of Pakistani decent, was allegedly
ordered by General Mahmoud Ahmed, the then head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), to wire
$100,000 before the 9/11 attacks to Mohammed Atta, the lead 9/11 hijacker
Indian Parliament Terror Attack (2001)
The 2001 Indian Parliament attack was a high-profile terror
attack on the Parliament of India building which killed 12
and injured 18 in New Delhi, India, on December 13, 2001. The attack was
allegedly executed by the Lashkar-e-Toiba, a militant terrorist organization
operating mainly from Pakistan, and Jaish-e-Mohammed, a
Pakistani-based, militant Islamic group (Wikipedia, 2011).
Shoe Bombing of Flight 63 (2001)
Colvin Reid was the main suspect in the failed shoe bombing attempt
that occurred on American Airlines Flight 63 flying from Paris, France, to
Miami, Florida, on December 22, 2001. Reid allegedly spent 1999
and 2000 in Pakistan where he may also have attended an anti-American religious
training center in Lahore,
Pakistan. Reid is also alleged to have routinely communicated by mail via an
address in Peshawar,
Pakistan, a city known for its Al Qaeda connections. Just prior to his alleged
bombing attempt, Reid returned to Pakistan in November 2001. Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen, confessed to a role in the bombing
and was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi,
Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011).
Beheading of Daniel Pearl (2002)
The beheading of
Daniel Pearl, an investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, occurred in Karachi, Pakistan on February 1, 2002, and was videotaped for a worldwide audience. Pearl had traveled to
Pakistan as part of an investigation into the links between Al Qaeda and the
Pakistani intelligence services (ISI)
role in the funding of 9/11. It was allegedly at the instruction of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that Pearl was killed. On October 12, 2006, TIME magazine reported that "KSM confessed under CIA interrogation
that he personally committed the murder. On March 15, 2007, the Pentagon released
a statement that Mohammed had confessed to the murder. The statement quoted
Mohammed as saying, "I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of
the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi Pakistan. Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen, was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi,
U.S. Bank Tower Terror Plot (2002)
The U.S. Bank Tower terror plot was revealed when U.S. House
officials stated on October 6, 2005, that the government had foiled a
previously undisclosed second plot to crash a plane into a building in
mid-2002. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen and alleged
Al-Qaeda leader, planned to use Asian confederates from Jemaah
Islamiyah recruited by Islamic militant Hambali for the
hijacking. Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen, was arrested on March 1, 2003, in
Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011). (Wikipedia, 2011).
Bali Terror Attacks (2002)
Bombings were conducted with the expertise of Umar Patek, who
is alleged to have created the explosives used in bombings which killed 202 and
injured 240 on October 12, 2002, in Bali, Indonesia. Patek was reportedly
arrested around March 30, 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen, confessed to a role in the bombing
and was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Wikipedia,
Madrid Terror Attacks (2004)
train bombings consisted of a series of coordinated train bombings which
killed 191 and injured 1,800 on March 11, 2004, in Madrid, Spain. Two Pakistani
Muslims were allegedly arrested for the terror attacks. Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, who allegedly
played a role in the attack, was arrested in Quetta, Pakistan in October 2005 (Wikipedia,
London Terror Attacks (2005)
Bombings were executed by 3 alleged terrorists of Pakistani decent who
coordinated suicide attacks targeting civilians using the public transport
system on Thursday, 7 July 2005, killing 52 and injuring more than 700 in
London, England. Mohammad Sidique Khan, of Pakistani decent,
detonated a bomb aboard a train killing 7 including Khan, Shehzad
Tanweer, also of Pakistani decent, detonated a bomb aboard a train killing
7 including Tanweer, and Hasib Hussain, also of Pakistani decent, detonated a
bomb on a double-decker bus killing 14 including Hussain. On 22 March 2007,
three men were arrested in connection with the bombings. Two were arrested at
Manchester Airport, attempting to board a flight bound for Pakistan. Zabi
uk-Taifi, an alleged Al Qaeda commander arrested in Pakistan in January 2009, is
alleged to have connections to the bombings (Wikipedia,
Delhi Terror Attacks (2005)
The Delhi bombings consisted of 3 explosions which killed 62
and injured at least 210 on October 29, 2005, in Delhi, India. The bombings
came only 2 days before the important festival of Diwali, which is
celebrated by Hindus,
Sikhs, and Jains. The bombs were
triggered in 2 markets and a bus. The Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist
organization, the Islamic Revolutionary Front or Islamic Inquilab
Mahaz, claimed responsibility for the Delhi terrorist attacks. The Pakistani
based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba has also been credited
with the attack (Wikipedia, 2011).
18. Varanasi Terror Attacks (2006):
Varanasi bombings were a series of bombings which killed 28 and injured 101
on March 7, 2006, in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, India. Lashkar-e-Toiba,
a Pakistani based terror group whose member was shot dead in an encounter with
police near the scene, took credit for the attack (Wikipedia,
Ontario Terror Plot (2006)
Ontario terrorism case refers to a series of attacks plotted against
targets in Southern Ontario, Canada, and the June 2, 2006, counter-terrorism
raids that resulted in the arrest of the alleged Al-Qaeda terror cell known as
the "Toronto 18" The terror suspects were accused of planning to
detonate truck bombs, to open fire in a crowded area, and to storm the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, the Canadian Parliament building, the Canadian Security Intelligence
Service (CSIS) headquarters, and the parliamentary Peace Tower
to take hostages and to behead the Prime Minister and other leaders. Of the
indicted suspects, Qayyum Abdul Jamal, had immigrated to Canada
from Karachi, Pakistan, and Saad Khalid, was born Pakistan and had immigrated also
immigrated to Canada (Wikipedia,
Mumbai Train Bombings (2006)
The Mumbai train bombings were a series of 7 bomb blasts that
took place over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway which killed 209 and
injured more than 700 on July 11, 2006, in Mumbai, India. On September 30,
2006, CNN reported that Indian Police Commissioner A.N. Roy stated at
a news conference that "We have solved this case" and that "The
entire episode was done on behalf of ISI", in reference to Pakistan's
military spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (Wikipedia, 2011).
Hyderabad Terror Attacks (2007)
The Hyderabad bombings consisted of 4 bombs, 2 of which
exploded almost simultaneously killing 42 and injuring 54 on August 25, 2007,
in Hyderabad, India. The first bomb exploded at the Lumbini
Amusement Park while the second bomb exploded 5 minutes later in a popular
restaurant about 5 kilometers away. Two more bombs were defused in other
parts of the city. The Pakistani ISI is alleged to have played a
role in the terror attack (Wikipedia, 2011).
Assassination of Pakistani President Benazir Bhutto (2007)
The assassination of Benazir Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of
Pakistan, occurred on December 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Al-Qaeda
Abu al-Yazid allegedly stated
that "We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat
[the] mujahideen". Al-Yazid also stated
that Ayman al-Zawahiri,
the new leader of Al Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden, ordered the
killing of Bhutto in October of 2007. Al-Yazid was killed on May 21, 2010, in
North Waziristan, Pakistan and in September of 2008, the Pakistani Army claimed
that they "almost" captured Al-Zawahiri after getting information
that he and his wife were in northwest Pakistan (Wikipedia,
Mumbai Terror Attacks (2008)
Mumbai attacks, which started on November 26, 2008, and ended on November
29, 2008, consisted of more than 10 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks
which killed 164 and injured at least 308 in Mumbai, India.
The alleged terrorists came from Pakistan and conducted the attacks with the
support of Pakistan's ISI. Ajmal
Kasab, the only attacker who was captured alive, disclosed that the attackers
were members of Lashkar-e-Taiba,
a Pakistan- militant group, considered a terrorist organization by India,
Pakistan, the U.S. the U.K., and the U.N. (Wikipedia, 2011).
The Indian embassy bombing was a suicide bomb terror attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed 58 and injured 141 on July 7, 2008. U.S. intelligence officials originally blamed the Pakistani ISI intelligence agency for the attack but have more recently blamed the alleged Pakistani terror group the Haqqani Network (Wikipedia, 2011).
Sri Lankan Cricket Team Attack (2009)
The Sri Lankan cricket team attack occurred when a bus carrying
Sri Lankan cricketers was fired upon by 12 Pakistani gunmen near the Gaddafi
Stadium on March 3, 2009, in Lahore, Pakistan. In total, 6 members of the Sri Lanka
national cricket team were injured and 6 Pakistani policemen and 2
civilians were killed in the attack. The attack was allegedly carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed, a
Pakistani-based, militant Islamic group, and/or Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a
militant organization operating in Pakistan since 1996 (Wikipedia,
CIA Terror Attack at Camp Chapman (2009)
Chapman attack was a suicide attack against the CIA's Forward Operating Base Chapman,
which killed 10 and injured 6 in Khost Province, Afghanistan, on December 30,
2009. The Pakistani Taliban allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack (Wikipedia,
Times Square Bombing (2010)
The attempted bombing of Times Square was a failed WMD bombing
which occurred on May 1, 2010, in New York City. U.S. federal agents
arrested Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistan-born U.S.
resident, who allegedly stated that had trained at a Pakistani terrorist
training camp. Allegedly, more than a dozen people in Pakistan were arrested in
connection with the plot by Pakistani officials. U.S. Attorney General Eric
Holder later confirmed that the Pakistani Taliban had trained Shahzad to
carry out the attack (Wikipedia, 2011).
World Cup Bombings (2010)
2010 Kampala attacks were suicide bombings which killed 74 and injured 70
on July 11, 2010, at two locations in Kampala, Uganda. The crowds had been
watching a screening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final when they were attacked.
Twenty people were arrested in the wake of the attack, including several Pakistanis (Wikipedia,
Assassination of Osama bin Laden (2011)
Osama bin Laden, the alleged head of Al Qaeda, was allegedly assassinated in his compound in Abbottabad,
Pakistan on May 1, 2011. The city was allegedly home to at least one al-Qaeda
leader before bin Laden. Operational chief Abu Faraj al-Libi reportedly moved
his family to Abbottabad in mid-2003. The bin Laden compound is 0.8 miles
(1.3 km) southwest of the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), a
prominent military academy that has been compared with West Point in the United States (Wikipedia,
U.S. Military Bombing (2011)
The U.S. military bombing killed 5 Afghanis and injured 77 U.S. soldiers when a combat outpost was attacked by powerful truck bomb on September 10, 2011, in eastern Wardak province, Afghanistan. Another 14 civilians and three policemen were wounded in the powerful blast which damaged about 100
shops in the Sayed Abad bazaar, located near the military base. Defense Department press secretary George Little stated that the Haqqani Network, an alleged Pakistani terror group, was responsible for the attack (Army Times, 2011).
Kabul Bombing (2011)
The Kabul Bombings were a series of bomb attacks that killed at
least 56 and injured an unknown amount on December 6, 2011, in Kabul,
Afghanistan. The first bomb targeted a shrine where hundreds had gathered to
mark the Shiite holy day of Ashura, while the second bomb hit a Shiite vehicle
procession killing 4 in a northern city at roughly the same time. A man claiming
to be from Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Pakistan-based terror group, claimed
responsibility while Afghani President Hamid Karzai stated publically that
Pakistan was responsible for the attack (USA Today, 2011).
U.S. Embassy and NATO Headquarters Attack (2011)
The U.S. Embassy and NATO Headquarters Attack lasted 19 hours and killed 16 (5 Afghan police officers and
11 civilians, including at least 6 children) and injuring up 20 on September 12, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker stated that the Haqqani Network, an alleged Pakistani terror group, was responsible for the attack (New York Times, 2011).
Global Nuclear Proliferation Related to Pakistan
Pakistan Accepts Chinese Nuclear Proliferation (1982)
Accounts by Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan assert that China gave Pakistan enough HEU (Highly Enriched Uranium) in 1982 to make 2 nuclear bombs. The transaction would be a clear violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but China did not sign onto the treaty until 1992 and Pakistan has never been a signatory in any capacity (Washington Post, 2009).
Pakistan begins Nuclear Smuggling Operation (1987)
Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan allegedly starts an international nuclear smuggling operation
with alleged sales of designs for atomic weapons and nuclear centrifuge technology for the enrichment of uranium to countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and the UAE. Khan alleges that the Pakistani government knew and approved of his illegal actions (International Institute for Strategic Studues, 2011).
Pakistan Tests Nuclear Bomb (1998)
Pakistan government first began testing nuclear weapons on May 28, 1998, and May 30, 1998, with 6 tests in western Pakistan. Test yields were about 10 kilotons and 5 kilotons, according to seismic analysis (Arms Control Association, 1998).
Pakistani Generals Sell Nuclear Secrets to North Korea (1998)
A senior North Korean official stated that a 1998 payment of $3,000,000 was given to Pakistan's
former army chief, General Jehangir Karamat, and another $500,000
to Lieutenant General Zulfiqar Khan, who was involved in Pakistan's
nuclear bomb tests. The Pakistani generals allegedly sold the uranium enrichment technology to North Korea in return for millions of dollars in cash and jewels (The Guardian, 2011).
Pakistan Proliferates Nuclear Technology to Syria (1998)
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), allegedly has copies of correspondence between Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan and a Syrian government
official, Muhidin Issa, who apparently suggested collaboration following
Pakistan's successful nuclear test in 1998. The U.N. is
suspicious that Damascus collaborated with Abdul Qadeer Khan to obtain nuclear technology for a
covert weapons program (Belfast Telegraph, 2011).
Clinton Sanctions Pakistan over Nuclear Tests (1998)
The U.S. announced broad sanctions in response to
nuclear tests in Pakistan that have raised concerns about an arms
race in South Asia. Clinton Administration officials say the sanctions are designed to get
Pakistan to halt further nuclear tests, sign the Comprehensive Test Ban
Treaty and agree not to deploy missiles with nuclear warheads (CNN, 1998).
Pakistani Nuclear Scientists Meet with Osama bin Laden Twice (2001)
Counter Terrorism Centre Sentinel, Professor Shaun Gregory states that, "There is already the well-known case of two senior Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission scientists, Sultan Bashirrudin Mahmood and Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, who travelled to Afghanistan in 2000 and again shortly before 9/11 for meetings with Osama bin Laden himself, the content of which has never been disclosed." (The Australian, 2009).
Pakistani Dirty Bomb Smuggled into America? (2001)
An unidentified former chief of Pakistan's
Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency is believed to be the man who
coordinated Osama bin Laden's nuclear ambitions. One local intelligence
source speculated that before September 11, a dirty bomb could have been
smuggled all the way to Karachi, Pakistan and then
shipped out in a cargo container to the United States (Washington Times, 2001).
Bush Waives Nuclear Sanctions on Pakistan after 9/11 (2001)
22, 2011, U.S. President George W. Bush lifted sanctions imposed on
Pakistan for their 1998 nuclear tests. The
president also removed other sanctions related to
Pakistan’s development of nuclear weapons. The
decision to lift sanctions on Pakistan came in large part due
to the cooperation Washington received from Islamabad after the
September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington (Arms Control Association, 2001).
Pakistani Scientist Sells Nuclear Secrets to Libya, Iran & North Korea (2004)
Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan told investigators in an 11-page confession that he had
provided nuclear secrets to other Muslim countries - Iran and Libya - so
they could become nuclear powers and strengthen the Islamic world. Khan also stated that he transfer nuclear technology to North Korea "to divert attention of the international community from Pakistan" (Telegraph, 2004).
Pakistan Launches 3rd Sub with 2nd Strike Nuclear Capability (2006)
In 1994, DCN, the government-owned company that builds France's naval vessels, agreed to help the Pakistanis build and learn to operate 3 Agosta 90B stealth submarines with a completion date of 2006. According to the Pakistani Navy Captain Iftikhar Riaz Qureshi, Pakistan purchased its Agosta 90Bs to provide itself with "second strike nuclear capability." Qureshi's words imply that from day one, Pakistan's intention has been to tip these missiles with atomic warheads (Howard Bloom, 2004).
Terrorists Attack Pakistan's Nuclear Facilities Twice (2007)
Pakistan's nuclear facilities were attacked twice in 2007 by alleged Pakistani home-grown extremists and terrorists that are compromising the safety and security of the nuclear weapons in Pakistan. The incidents, tracked by Shaun Gregory, a professor at Bradford
University in UK, include an attack on the nuclear missile storage
facility at Sargodha on November 1, 2007, an attack on Pakistan's
nuclear airbase at Kamra by a suicide bomber on December 10, 2007 (Times of India, 2009).
Terrorists Attack Pakistan's Nuclear Facilities Again (2008)
Pakistan's nuclear facilities were attacked for a third time on Aug. 20, 2008, by the Pakistani Taliba when homicide bombers blew up
several entry points to a main armament complex at the country's main
nuclear facility, the Wah Cantonment Ordnance Complex, which is associated with the weaponization of Pakistan's nuclear devices and reportedly the main storage and maintenance site of the Pakistani nuclear weapons (Fox News, 2009).
Pakistani Nuclear Scientist A.Q. Khan Freed from House Arrest (2009)
A Pakistani court freed Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan from
unofficial house arrest after Khan confessed in 2004 to providing sensitive nuclear
technology to rogue regimes around the world. The Pakistani government never formally
acknowledged Khan was under house arrest and Khan has been unrepentant,
saying the Musharraf and the Pakistani government was aware of his activities and that he had
been made a scapegoat (LA Times, 2009).
Pakistani Terrorists Target Indian Nuclear Plants (2009)
The Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba allegedly
ordered terrorist and CIA double-agent David Headley to conduct surveillance of a nuclear weapons fuel plant in Tromboy,
India. According to U.S. officials, the Pakistani-born American citizen travelled to Mumbai 5 times
between 2006 and 2008, posing as an American Jew with a new video
(ABC News, 2009).
Elite U.S. Troops Deployed to Combat Hijacked Pakistani Nukes (2010)Pakistan Rejects U.S. & U.N. Nuclear Disarmament Attempts (2010)
The U.S. is putting in place "a crack unit" of
its elite troops to seal off Pakistan's nuclear weapons to ensure
they do not fall into the hands of militants. The special forces unit is trained to
seal off and snatch back nuclear weapons in the event that
militants, "possibly from inside the country's security apparatus",
get their hands on a nuclear device or materials that could make
one. The specialized unit would be charged with recovering the nuclear materials and securing them. The
move follows a series of attacks on sensitive military installations
over the past two years, several of which housed nuclear facilities (Daily Star, 2010).
Pakistan informed world powers that it cannot accept the start of
global negotiations to halt production of nuclear bomb-making fissile
material. The move represents a potential setback for
efforts by both the Obama administration and U.N. to forge
ahead with what is widely seen as the next step in multilateral nuclear
disarmament (Reuters, 2010).
Lashkar-e-Taiba Targets Pakistani Nuclear Scientists (2010)
The Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba is allegedly
planning to target Pakistani nuclear scientists and Pakistan's nuclear infrastructure.
Security has reportedly been
tightened around several of the alleged targets since the reports that terrorists plan to strike (The Diplomat, 2010).
Pakistan Sells Nuclear Technology to Iran & Iraq (2010)
The Washington Post published a
report that Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan had tried to help Iran
and Iraq develop nuclear weapons. The nuclear deals allegedly occurred with the knowledge of the Pakistani government (Reuters, 2010).
Hijacked Plane tried to Attack Pakistani Nuclear Weapons Facility (2010)
An Air Blue Airbus 320 that crashed July 28, 2010, outside Islamabad, Pakistan, was a
terrorist hijacking tied to rogue American security forces operating
inside Pakistan. Sources indicate that the plane crash was an unsuccessful hijacking
attempt intended to crash into the nuclear weapons
facility at Kahuta,
just outside Islamabad. Suspicions were raised inside Pakistan’s military and intelligence
organizations when American military contractors employed by
Blackwater/Xe showed up on the scene immediately after the crash,
seizing the black box and “other materials” (Veterans Today, 2010).
Pakistan Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile (2011)
Pakistan's military says it has test-fired a medium-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. An army statement says the missile was fired on October 28, 2011, and that the missile, named Hatf-7, has been developed in Pakistan and has a range of 440 miles (700 kilometers) (CBS News, 2011).