2005 may alter the world. Two trends suggest this. First, America's isolation continues unabated. Secondly, a genuine war against terrorism may replace the present phony war. Till now, the subversive US-China axis comprising corporate America and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) was complicit in N-proliferation and terrorism. Two examples should suffice.
According to the New York Times of December 26, '04, the CIA twice prevented the arrest of Pakistan's rogue nuclear scientist Dr A.Q. Khan by Dutch authorities because he was "valuable as an unwitting guide to the nuclear underworld". In the early '80s, the CIA monitored Khan in Beijing when China provided him blueprints of an N-bomb usable in missiles. Yet the US did nothing.
The Wall Street Journal of October 10, 2001, reported that the FBI confirmed that ISI chief Lt Gen Mahmud Ahmed ordered payment of $1,00,000 to 9/11 terrorist Mohammed Atta in the US. On 9/11 itself, the PLA had signed an agreement with the Osama-backed Taliban government. Yet America did nothing.
After Jiang Zemin's...