“If President Trump were to take military action and North Korea were to retaliate, there is no doubt in my mind that America would be obliterated from the face of the earth” – Dr. Moosa bin Shamsher
“North Korea today is the most powerful country on earth”
– Dr. Moosa bin Shamsher
“My conscience would not permit me to remain silent, see America reduced to ashes and millions die, when it’s preventable,” – Dr. Moosa bin Shamsher
By correspondent Proinsias Mac Pheadair in Dhaka
Former Donald Trump campaign chairman, veteran lobbyist and lawyer, Paul Manafort Jr., may have helped prevent World War III before he was charged this week with conspiring against the United States, indicated on miscellaneous other charges, and put under house arrest.
Manafort, who faces 80 years in jail, if convicted on all charges, may have helped save the lives of millions.
He was entrusted to hand-deliver a letter to President Donald Trump, imperative to world peace, from arms dealer Dr. Moosa bin Shamsher. In the letter, Shamsher advised Trump to “back-off” from North Korea to prevent him from triggering a war that Dr. Shamsher said America wouldn’t win and millions of lives would be lost.
Dr. Moosa said he chose his long-time friend and business associate to deliver the document to Trump because of its “colossal importance, especially to America”, and Manafort was the one person he could rely upon to deliver it.
“The letter Paul delivered could change the course of history, prevent World War III and an Islamic war,” said Dr. Moosa, who is listed among The 10 Most Notorious Arms Dealers in the World.
In the letter the multi-billionaire and business tycoon, told the American President that he is privy to vital information the American intelligence agencies don’t have and without it World War III is a strong possibility.
The controversial arms dealer (73) from Bangladesh, who has brokered many military contracts worldwide since the early ’70s, claims North Korea today is the most powerful country on earth.
“Two members of the disbanded congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) commission warned American Congress that a nuclear EMP attack from Kim Jong-Un was the biggest threat to the USA, but their information is out of date, it’s much worse than that,” he said.
“North Korea has the capability of destroying the three-million square miles of the USA in 42 minutes 42 seconds precisely.
“Major cities across the United States would be wiped out quicker than you can say Trump Tower,” claims Dr. Moosa. “That kind of power is unprecedented in history and is frightening, but even more terrifying is the fact Kim Jong-Un has it and if provoked would use it,” he said.
In his plain speak communication, Dr. Shamsher urged and pleaded with the President to alter his attitude towards North Korea. He fears if the present situation were mishandled, it would assure doomsday for America and could trigger World War III.
His fear of this happening, he said, lead him to become a whistle-blower – the first arms dealer in history to break the code of silence that has bonded the controversial profession from its inception.
“My conscience would not permit me to remain silent, see America reduced to ashes and millions die, when it’s preventable,” he said.
“North Korea and Iran have the biggest and most powerful Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in the world. They have no reason to fear or bow to anyone,” he added.
On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the Americans dropped ‘Little Boy’ a 15-kiloton atomic bomb on Hiroshima and three days later ‘Fat Boy’ was exploded over Nagasaki in Japan. Both cities were instantly reduced to rubble and ashes and death claimed the lives of countless.
“Imagine what damage could be done with a bomb one-million times more powerful than either of those. That’s the sort of power North Korea can unleash to anywhere in the world and with precision targeting,” said Dr. Shamsher.
“Back-off” Trump told
“I advised Donald Trump to back-off immediately, refrain from making threats, and resolve differences through dialogue. If President Trump were to take military action and North Korea were to retaliate, there is no doubt in my mind that America would be obliterated from the face of the earth, “Shamsher said.
“There’s never been a greater threat to western civilization and life as we know it, as there is now,” added the eccentric multi-billionaire, who rose to fame by wearing diamonds on his shoes.
The flamboyant arms dealer adorns himself with custom-made expensive jewellery and his diamond-encrusted gold Rolex watch – the only one of its kind in the world – has a £5-million price tag. His custom-made Mont Blanc pen, which he uses to sign military contracts, is valued at over $1-million.
Dr. Shamsher said he knows for certain that North Korea has the power to bring the world to its knees. That was one of many secrets his former business partner and renowned Saudi Arabian arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi shared with him prior to his death in June. Khashoggi had brokered the deals.
“While no one should under-estimate the power of nuclear weaponry, ICBM is in a class entirely on its own. It’s even more powerful than the scientists, who perfected it, had ever dreamed it would be.
Life or death
“India, Pakistan, Germany, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or any country you care to mention, could be reduced to debris in less time than it takes to make a cup of tea. This is not the work of fiction from talented writers like Stephen King and Alistair McLean. The threat is real and if the USA takes on North Korea it will be a million-times worse blunder than when it took on Vietnam. The war and its horrific effects will be home-delivered right to the American doorsteps,” he warned.
Dr. Shamsher said when ICBM is launched at a target; there’s no system capable of stopping it.
“North Korea and Iran are the two countries that should be of the greatest concern to the world right now, for diagonally opposite reasons,” he added.
“These two countries literally hold in their hands the power of life or death for millions of people throughout the world and that’s not a comforting thought,” he said.
“North Korea is the one to be feared most because the enormous power is in the grasp ofKim Jong-Un, a mentally imbalanced all-powerful dictator whom nobody within North Korea would dare to argue or disagree.
“If he decides to press the button, there’s no one to stop him. His grip on reality is questionable. He sees weapons of mass destruction similar to pre-pubescent boys playing with plastic guns and other war toys. Nuclear weapons are his hobby and passion.
“While North Korea is America’s greatest concern, Saudi Arabia and Israel are in the cross-hairs of Iran and that should be an enormous worry to Muslims and Jews,” Dr. Shamsher added.
“I am gravely concerned for the safety of the people of Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Holy sites in Mecca, Medina, Jeddah and such places as-well-as for the Saudi Royal family, whom I’ve known and admired for many years.
“Adnan told me if Saudi Arabia continues to push Iran to the wall, which they are presently in the process of doing; Iran might retaliate, and release their ICBM weapons of mass destruction, believing it, or justifying the action in their minds, to be the will of Allah.
“This would bring their present conflict to an abrupt halt, as did Little Boy and Fat Boy brought World War II to a stop, but it would send the world of Islam into a tailspin from which it might never recover.
“To prevent World War III and perhaps the greatest Islamic war in history, it’s essential dialogue reigns supreme. That President Trump does nothing to inflame the now critical volatile situation; that the Americans and Saudis know of the imminent dangers facing them, and that common-sense prevails on all sides, or God help all of us.
“By bringing my letter to the attention of President Trump, Paul Manafort has performed a great service to America, maybe even the world, if World War III is prevented,” he said.
(The writer is a former newspaper and magazine publisher and editor)