E’ il titolo del report della "Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism". La commissione parlamentare statunitense, creata nel maggio di quest’anno con il compito di valutare la minaccia derivante dall’uso di armi di distruzione di massa da parte di gruppi terroristici, ha appena concluso i lavori e coincidenza vuole che una delle conclusioni cui è giunta riguarda proprio l’estrema pericolosità dell’area pakistana (vedi pagg. 65 e ss).
Scrivono i commissari nell’executive summary:
"Were one to map terrorism and weapons of mass destruction today, all roads would intersect in Pakistan. It has nuclear weapons and a history of unstable governments, and parts of its territory are currently a safe haven for al Qaeda and other terrorists. Moreover, given Pakistan’s tense relationship with India, its buildup of nuclear weapons is exacerbating the prospect of a dangerous nuclear arms race in South Asia that could lead to a nuclear conflict."
"Our Commission has singled out Pakistan for special attention in this report, as we believe it poses a serious challenge to America’s short-term and medium-term national security interests. Indeed, many government officials and outside experts believe that the next terrorist attack against the United States is likely to originate from within the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. The Commission agrees. In terms of the nexus of proliferation and terrorism, Pakistan must top the list of priorities for the next President and Congress."