This came up,"It's been quite clear throughout that one of the targets Plame and her subordinates were hunting was A.Q. Khan and his network. You remember him. He was both the mastermind of the Pakistani (soon to be Al Qaeda) nuclear bomb program and the nexus of the black market for a lot of nuclear-capable technology (to countries like Iran and North Korea, no less)..."Suppose the shadow government runs these networks of arms suppliers. What if they've been able to plant some of these bombs in Iran, maybe unbeknownst to the Iranian leadership.
Suppose Plame was involved in an investigation that could have uncovered this effort. Now, the shadow spooks could have killed her. But, instead, by exposing her they then expose and get rid of her underground organization working close to expose the nuclear bomb black market. Their exposure is set up to look like it's about discrediting her husband, when in fact, it was all about protecting the shadow government's bomb dealing.
The build up against Iran has seemed nonsensical because, people say, the Iranians have no bomb. They say they don't want one. Others say they could not use one. But, our shadow government could as easily explode one in Iran or Iraq, or elsewhere, and blame it on the Iranians.
Once these guys get good at blowing things up and covering over their involvement, they could easily take their show on the road.
i'll add that the same people who went after Plame also went after sibel and richard barlow, 20 years ago. and both sibel and barlow knew stuff re AQKhan. Barlow literally set up operations to catch some of the suppliers, and according to KTM, AQKhan supplier Zeki Billmen of Giza was heard on the wiretaps that Sibel heard - and he's been given a free pass (sibel speculates that there are people protecting Bilmen). in KTM, Trento speculates that Giza is maybe a front company for the USG.
I don't really believe that these freaks in the shadow government would do a false flag op using nukes (although it's possible) - but we certainly have a lot of evidence pointing to the notion that 'the shadow government runs these networks of arms suppliers.'