- 20 Feb 04
Bad enough that North Korea was sold nuclear secrets – now we hear that bicycle theft in Ireland is up.
Three interesting and related stories caught my eye over the last weeks, ones that will thread their way through the months to come. The first was the quiet abandonment by the United States of the search in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction. The second was the increased number of cancellations of flights, apparently caused by the discovery that Islamic extremists have tested and are able to deliver on ways of assembling bombs in flight. The third was the disgracing and dismissal of Dr AQ Khan, ‘father’ of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme, for selling weapons secrets to other countries.