The Wrath Of Khan, Part II
Investors Business Daily, Feb. 6, 2009WMDs: Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, the man most responsible for the proliferation of nuclear technology to terrorist regimes, has been set free in Islamabad. Is Pakistan trying to tell us something?
Khan was freed by Pakistan’s Supreme Court from five years of house arrest, imposed after it was revealed that the German-trained scientist had promiscuously sold Pakistan’s nuclear secrets to regimes around the world.
We’re not talking innocent regimes here. In 2004, Khan himself confessed on TV to selling nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya. Though he was pardoned by the government at the time, he was require to remain in his home under house arrest.
At the time, Khan seemed contrite. “I take full responsibility for my actions and seek your pardon,” he said.
Today, things are different. Khan has retracted his admission of guilt and is reveling in his newfound freedom.
“The court has said as he was not involved in nuclear proliferation or criminal activity, there is no case against him, therefore he is a free citizen,” said Ali Zafar, Khan’s attorney. (Continue Reading this Article)