Disturbing Trends warned about the danger of Pakistan about 5 years ago and it seems that we were not alone in the glaringly obvious analysis. A country with nuclear weapons and assassinated leaders, terrorists and religious friction, a huge population, 170 million people sandwiched between two world powers, two wars, disputed territory, high inflation and a passing economic crisis – is a country that holds significant pressures and risks. Now Wikileaks has released documents and communications by the US government that echo this great concern, exposure of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons to terrorist organisations or terrorists.
They are very concerned about this, and kept it away from the general public. One must consider the question as to why Governments should want to keep this secret. The prospect of mass panic does not seem to apply, the public has lived under the yoke of nuclear threat for so long and it would seem important to raise public awareness rather than to hide the obvious.