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Vital Perspective notices that former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir (who once paid for the services of Paul Krugman) is calling ofr Islamic nations to have nuclear weapons.

Former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad, who once said that Jews ruled the world by proxy, argued in Islamabad today that Muslim nations should have nuclear weapons to deter their enemies, and that Muslims were enjoined by their faith to defend themselves. "They need to have nuclear nuclear weapons too, because only the possession of such would their enemies be deterred from attacking them," Mahathir said in a speech titled "Clash of Civilisations or Clash of Interests".

Speaking in the one Islamic country to have developed a nuclear arsenal, the sprightly 81—year—old received warm applause for his comments from the Pakistani audience. "While I think we should not be selective in determining which nations should have, and should not have, I think the best thing we could do is to say is that all nations should not have nuclear weapons and in particular this very, very, very belligerent United States," Mahathir said.

Ed Lasky   9 16 06

Vital Perspective notices that former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir (who once paid for the services of Paul Krugman) is calling ofr Islamic nations to have nuclear weapons.

Former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad, who once said that Jews ruled the world by proxy, argued in Islamabad today that Muslim nations should have nuclear weapons to deter their enemies, and that Muslims were enjoined by their faith to defend themselves. "They need to have nuclear nuclear weapons too, because only the possession of such would their enemies be deterred from attacking them," Mahathir said in a speech titled "Clash of Civilisations or Clash of Interests".

Speaking in the one Islamic country to have developed a nuclear arsenal, the sprightly 81—year—old received warm applause for his comments from the Pakistani audience. "While I think we should not be selective in determining which nations should have, and should not have, I think the best thing we could do is to say is that all nations should not have nuclear weapons and in particular this very, very, very belligerent United States," Mahathir said.

Ed Lasky   9 16 06