A strange kind of disgrace
FAUX is at it again:
ROME — A senior U.S. nuclear official said Friday that North Koreans were in Syria and that Damascus may have had contacts with "secret suppliers" to obtain nuclear equipment.
Andrew Semmel, acting deputy assistant secretary of state for nuclear nonproliferation policy, did not identify the suppliers, but said North Koreans were in the country and that he could not exclude that the network run by the disgraced Pakistan nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan may have been involved.
That would, of course, be this A. Q. Khan:
Pakistan's nuclear weapons program is a source of extreme national pride, and, as its father, A.Q. Khan -- who headed Pakistan's nuclear program for some 25 years -- is considered a national hero.
A.Q. Khan's official career came to an abrupt end in March 2001, when he was suddenly was forced out as director of the nuclear lab by order of President Pervez Musharraf. Though Kahn was made a special adviser to the government, the reason for his dismissal reportedly coincided with concerns about financial improprieties at the lab as well as general warnings from the United States to the Musharraf about Khan’s proliferation activities.
Here's how "disgraced" and fallen the man is:
Islamabad: Detained nuclear scientist Abdul Qader Khan was “elected” president of Pakistan, defeating the incumbent head of state General Pervez Musharraf in a mock poll held by lawyers.
Gen. Musharraf received only one vote, while Dr. Khan, who has been placed under detention by the General since January 2004, managed 2,103 votes in the “presidential referendum” organised by the Save Judiciary Committee of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA). - source
On February 5, 2004, the day after Khan's televised confession, he was pardoned by Pakistani President Musharraf. However, Khan remained under house arrest.
The United States government imposed no penalties on the Pakistani government following the confession and pardon. U.S. government officials said that in the War on Terrorism, it was not their goal to denounce or imprison people but "to get results." Sanctions on Pakistan or demands for an independent investigation of the Pakistani military might have lead to restrictions on or the loss of use of Pakistan military bases needed by US and NATO troops in Afghanistan. - source
Hell, if it was America he'd be a commentator on FAUX News, have his own radio show and be thinking about a Senate position. "Disgraced" my ass.