“ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan said it successfully test-fired a new version of its nuclear-capable medium-range missile Thursday — a show of power a day after peace talks with India that were criticized by domestic hard-liners.”
“The Pakistani military statement said Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz had witnessed the launch and congratulated scientists, engineers and the army for developing the new version of the missile.
“Pakistan can be justifiably proud of its defense capability and the reliability of its nuclear deterrence,” he said, according to the statement.”
“Pakistan believes in peace that “comes from a position of strength and operational readiness,” Aziz said.
He said Pakistan’s nuclear capability had reached full operational capability over the past seven years.”
“He was appointed Executive Vice President of Citibank in 1992, reporting directly to the Chairman/CEO. Before taking leave from Citigroup, he was the head of its global Private Banking division, reporting directly to William Campbell, who was then head of the Global Consumer Group.
During his years at Citibank, he is alleged to have courted some politicians with notorious reputations such as Salinas of Mexico and Zardari of Pakistan.”
“In November, 1999, after the military ousted the elected government Mr. Aziz agreed to become the regime’s Minister of Finance, with responsibility for Finance, Economic Affairs, Statistics, Planning and Development, and Revenue Divisions.”
“n 2001, Mr Aziz was declared ‘Finance Minister of the Year’ by Euromoney and Banker’s Magazine. “
On 9-11, Pakistan had foreign debt of 38 billion US Dollars. This was more than its gross exports. Its central banker, Husain, said it had an unsustainable position on 9-11. The US wouldn’t let it roll over its debt and had sanctions on it because of its 1998 nuclear test.
On 9-12 or 9-13, Armitage had his meeting with General Ahmed of the ISI that ended up with Armitage threatening Pakistan. Armitage admits that but denies using the exact words “bomb them back to the stone age.” Ahmed may have used the history of Russia’s pressure for IMF loans based on the history relating to Stanley Fischer and Larry Summers. Bush may have used that during Bush v. Gore and Armitage and the neocons in 1998 to get the Iraq Liberation Act. This was not disclosed to the USAO Mass investigation of Harvard from 1997 to 2005. So the Bush team could have used that to pressure the Gore team or influence the Supreme Court during Bush v. Gore. Armitage signd the January 1998 PNAC letter with Paul Wolfowitz. The USAO Mass investigation of Harvard and the Russia grant became public in spring 1997.
In spring 1998, Pakistan and India did their nuclear tests. They knew of the whole history in economics and physics of Russia using plagiarism. This goes back to 1925. India and Pakistan had physicists who knew this, including Bhabha for India and M. A. B. Beg of Pakistan among others.
So in 1998, Russia got 4.8 more billion dollars in July 98 from Fischer and Summers, Harvard and the Clinton admin were not telling this to USAO Mass, Pakistan and India get nuclear tests, and LTCM and Goldman Sachs and university endowments were trading Russian government bonds which had high yields.
In August 1998, Russia defaulted, and likely knew who owned its bonds through registration, or could guess if held in street name. LTCM traded through Bear Stearns. The NY Fed arranged a bailout. The Vice Chairman of the Fed was Alan Blinder a Princeton econ prof. The current Fed chairman is Bernanke, a Princeton econ prof. The Swiss banks were investigated by Volcker, a Princeton econ prof and former fed Chairman. The Swiss banks had info on this as well, and possibly Marc Rich.
Congress held hearings in fall 98 on loans to Russia, the fed arranged bailout of LTCM, Iraq Liberation Act and Clinton impeachment. Paul Wolfowitz testified on Iraq Liberation Act. He may have known much of the history up to 1981 from his father Jacob. Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act at the end of October 1998. All of the above was kept from the hearings and possibly the USAO Mass investigation.
Then the House Republicans including Chris Cox and Porter Goss named Gore, Summers and Talbott as a troika running away with US policy towards Russia and hiding what they were doing. That was before Bush v. Gore.
John Yoo taught the IMF treaty at Berkeley in spring 2000. Yoo thanks Berkeley econ Ph.D./J.D. Howard Shelanski in his book defending torture and unitary executive theory. He also thanks Silberman for showing him how politics and Washington really work. Yoo was Hatch’s Chief Legal Counsel of Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990’s. Yoo may have passed this info to Silberman and Hatch and then Scalia during Bush v. Gore. This may be why Scalia got the vote counting stopped before the final ruling and issued his own individual opinion to justify that, saying it was unfair to Bush to continue it if the court ruled against Gore.
Pakistan knew all this on 9-11. It knew it from Aziz and possibly others. One former PM of Pakistan had been a VP at World Bank in the 1980’s. Stanley Fischer was Chief Economist at World Bank in the 1980’s.
Pakistan is now using this history to continue its nuclear, missile and submarine program. Pakistan has nukes, subs and missiles. It is putting them together. We will have Pakistani subs off our coasts with nukes. They may sell them to Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc.
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