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    "Islamic State bragged this summer that it could buy a nuclear weapon from Pakistan. The suggestion is alarming given Pakistan’s growing stockpile and history of proliferation. Even if you ignore the risk of a deliberate transfer — and many Pakistani officials do have a record of double-dealing with terror groups — Pakistan is still a nation that moves nukes in panel vans on surface roads. It’s also the country with the world’s fastest growing nuclear arsenal. When Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Washington last month, he failed to dispel U.S. concerns about the vulnerability of his country’s weapons programs. Leaders in Washington and New Delhi are rightly alarmed about Pakistan’s talk of developing tactical nukes for battlefield use. Not only would those weapons risk escalating conflict between India and Pakistan, they would also be catnip for Islamic State, the Taliban, and al Qaeda." - Taken from a Reuters article http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debat...han-you-think/

    Pretty frightening.
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    No, if Pakistan are dumb enough to do that I've lost faith with this world
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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    "Islamic State bragged this summer that it could buy a nuclear weapon from Pakistan. The suggestion is alarming given Pakistan’s growing stockpile and history of proliferation. Even if you ignore the risk of a deliberate transfer — and many Pakistani officials do have a record of double-dealing with terror groups — Pakistan is still a nation that moves nukes in panel vans on surface roads. It’s also the country with the world’s fastest growing nuclear arsenal. When Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Washington last month, he failed to dispel U.S. concerns about the vulnerability of his country’s weapons programs. Leaders in Washington and New Delhi are rightly alarmed about Pakistan’s talk of developing tactical nukes for battlefield use. Not only would those weapons risk escalating conflict between India and Pakistan, they would also be catnip for Islamic State, the Taliban, and al Qaeda." - Taken from a Reuters article http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debat...han-you-think/

    Pretty frightening.
    No its no nuclear threat. The USA or UK, could nuclear bomb and destroy IS in one swift stroke if it wanted. It may take some time, but eventually the IS will be defeated and dissolved
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    (Original post by Kyou)
    No, if Pakistan are dumb enough to do that I've lost faith with this world
    It wouldn't be "Pakistan" as such. It could be one bribed official.
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    Pakistan has a history of siding with terrorists in order to fulfil its vested interests, so I'm not surprised by that bit. However, surely even they can't be mindless enough to entertain a barbaric organisation like ISIS.

    Anyway, truth be told, I don't think ISIS is any position to be thinking of nuclear weapons at the moment. It has well and truly got its hands full, with both the US-led coalition and Russia on its case.
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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    It wouldn't be "Pakistan" as such. It could be one bribed official.
    How would only one official have the power to get a nuclear weapon and transport it? It's more likely to be a group of corrupt members right?
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    (Original post by Kyou)
    How would only one official have the power to get a nuclear weapon and transport it? It's more likely to be a group of corrupt members right?
    I don't know, but the writer of the article seems to suggest that Pakistan's governing of weapons is not particularly competent.
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    (Original post by DavidMIliband)
    No its no nuclear threat. The USA or UK, could nuclear bomb and destroy IS in one swift stroke if it wanted. It may take some time, but eventually the IS will be defeated and dissolved
    That assumes they are in one place surrounded by their supporters. They are in many places surrounded by many people that hate them but are oppressed by them.
    One thing we can take for granted though is that if they could get their hands on one and use it, all bets would be off.
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    (Original post by caravaggio2)
    That assumes they are in one place surrounded by their supporters. They are in many places surrounded by many people that hate them but are oppressed by them.
    One thing we can take for granted though is that if they could get their hands on one and use it, all bets would be off.
    Ok i can see how some of you islamists support Islamic state, but we British hate you, and we will kill you with our nukes, bomb the **** out of Syria and Iraq
 
 
 
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