Flash: Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

From Yahoo! News :

Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up. Her death stoked new chaos across the nuclear-armed nation, an important U.S. ally in the war on terrorism.

At least 20 others were also killed in the attack on the rally for Jan. 8 parliamentary elections where the 54-year-old former prime minister had just spoken.

Her supporters erupted in anger and grief after her killing, attacking police and burning tires and election campaign posters in several cities. At the hospital where she died, some smashed glass and wailed, chanting slogans against President Pervez Musharraf. One person was killed in the violent aftermath of the assassination.

Musharraf blamed Islamic extremists for Bhutto’s death and said he would redouble his efforts to fight them.

“This is the work of those terrorists with whom we are engaged in war,” he said in a nationally televised speech. “I have been saying that the nation faces the greatest threats from these terrorists. … We will not rest until we eliminate these terrorists and root them out.”

I don’t usually post political news during the week, I generally save that commentary for Sunday. But I felt this merited a post because this is a point in human history that doesn’t look well at all. Bhutto must’ve known that she was a marked person the moment she stepped foot back into Pakistan. Her enemies surely must’ve sent threats of all kinds. But she carried on anyway, knowing that at any moment her life would be snuffed out as it surely was. Her belief in democracy for Muslim nations and equality for women in these places were her cause, faith and strength. It’ll be a long time before another takes up her cause. I hope I’m wrong.

Did Bu$hco’s sock puppet Musharraf have a hand in this, in order to stall the forth-coming elections? His power is already on shaky ground and the Muslim version of Christian Dominionism is breathing down the back of his neck. As of this moment, the U.S.A. is sending troops to help shore up his power and to secure the warlord provinces. Not to mention we’ve been staging wargames to help secure Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

I hate to say that this was inevitable, but it sure didn’t look like a wise idea for Bhutto to enter the country after all of this time in exile. As I mentioned earlier, she must’ve known she was on borrowed time.

That takes a special kind of courage to put one’s life on the line for the sake of an ideal for one’s country. Especially if half the population hates you.

We had that at one time. In 1776.

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11 responses

  1. It’s unclear whether the New World Disorder was part of this or not.

    But if events turn from bad to worse in a short period of time, the stench of NWO lingers not too far away.

  2. Benazir Bhutto wasn’t safe in Pakistan but, Osama bin Laden is safe in Pakistan.

    Curious.

    Like 9/11, this foreign policy mess, happened on the Motherfucker from Midland’s watch. Bush has subsidized Musharaff to the tune of $10 billion dollars — half of which has gone missing.

    But Bush stands with Musharaff. Even though it’s obvious Bhutto’s assassination was a military hit and not the work of al CIAda.

  3. Bu$hco might be hosed this time. The Pakistani’s are banding in the streets and Bhuto’s friend Nawaz Sharif is now taking her place in condemning Musharrif. The MFM will now have to rig some more crooked elections just like he did in Iraq. 😎

  4. U.S. Troops to Head to Pakistan

    Beginning early next year, U.S. Special Forces are expected to vastly expand their presence in Pakistan, as part of an effort to train and support indigenous counter-insurgency forces and clandestine counterterrorism units, according to defense officials involved with the planning.

    These Pakistan-centric operations will mark a shift for the U.S. military and for U.S. Pakistan relations. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, the U.S. used Pakistani bases to stage movements into Afghanistan. Yet once the U.S. deposed the Taliban government and established its main operating base at Bagram, north of Kabul, U.S. forces left Pakistan almost entirely. Since then, Pakistan has restricted U.S. involvement in cross-border military operations as well as paramilitary operations on its soil.

    But the Pentagon has been frustrated by the inability of Pakistani national forces to control the borders or the frontier area. And Pakistan’s political instability has heightened U.S. concern about Islamic extremists there.

    According to Pentagon sources, reaching a different agreement with Pakistan became a priority for the new head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Adm. Eric T. Olson. Olson visited Pakistan in August, November and again this month, meeting with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Gen. Tariq Majid and Lt. Gen. Muhammad Masood Aslam, commander of the military and paramilitary troops in northwest Pakistan. Olson also visited the headquarters of the Frontier Corps, a separate paramilitary force recruited from Pakistan’s border tribes.

    Now, a new agreement, reported when it was still being negotiated last month, has been finalized. And the first U.S. personnel could be on the ground in Pakistan by early in the new year, according to Pentagon sources.

  5. This is a neoconmunist and their masters, the NWO’s wet-dream come true. Sow chaos in order to bring in “order”. Spread the Revolution was the old Trotskyist credo and their neoconmunist descendants are following the old playbook.

    Don’t expect any relief at home either. Unless whoever “wins” the White House in 2008 puts a stop to all military adventures, there isn’t going to be any money for shit; roads, infrastructure, non-military research, Social Security. Nothin’.

  6. Next time they’ll kill the iranian president and the war will be on!
    150$ for barrel oil 😡

  7. Cui bono…Latin for “who benefits” ?!

    Obviously her death solves the upcoming election problem for Musharaf and Bushco. Although the Bushistas feigned outrage when Musharaf declared martial law;ie., brutally rounding-up judges, lawyers and anyone that was publicly against him the main concern for both Bush and Musharaf is the continuing “shake-down” of the American tax-debt payer as a function of their endless, phony-assed war on terror.

    10 billion has been siphoned into Pakistan, but rest assured a goodly portion has gone into Musharaf and his top generals’ personal offshore accounts with the duty kickbacks sent to their Bushista controllers both in the Whitehouse and their Congressional cronies that support this continuing shakedown; ie., support for Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel along with tribute to most of the nations in the Middle East surrounding the war zones as tribute.

    Even Egypt along with Israel, Jordan, Lebanon gets billions per year in “foreign aide” from the U.S. hopefully to keep them in line too. The U.S. is no different than ancient Rome as it declined paying tribute to the barbarians at the gate to hopefully keep them from destroying their ever-threatened empire or sphere of influence.

    If the United States doesn’t pull the plug on our continual militaristic adventurism in the Middle East then we are soon to become a footnote in history. We are already dead broke as a nation and our currency is imploding in value as foreign investors flee everytime the Fed lowers rates to prop up their banking buddies on Wall Street who are failing mightily due to their armpit deep involvement in the crooked housing market debacle.

    Everything and I mean everything associated with this Middle Eastern debacle from Pakistan all the way back to the Israeli/Palestinian border conflagration is nothing but one big engineered shakedown of the U.S. taxpayer.

    It’s all about oil and the acquisition/theft thereof by the super powers since it’s discovery in the the 19th century. There’s an old saying that “he who owns the gold makes the rules” well in modern times a more appropriate version would be “he owns the “black gold” makes the rules”. I’ll supply a link that will be a quick read and bring people up to speed concerning the history of oil in the Middle East.

    http://www.hermes-press.com/impintro1.htm

    If we don’t extricate ourselves from this Middle Eastern madness or at least tone it down dramatically then we are headed for $150 bbl oil in 2008 which will trigger the collapse of Western capital markets. Islam has the power to bring the West to its knees while Russia and China their arms suppliers will sit back and laugh as we squirm in our collective misery. It could quite possibly trigger the unthinkable; ie., WWIII, tactical nuclear war that quickly escalates to a strategic confrontation of the same.

    Carl Nemo **==

  8. Carl: If we don’t extricate ourselves from this Middle Eastern madness or at least tone it down dramatically then we are headed for $150 bbl oil in 2008 which will trigger the collapse of Western capital markets

    Interesting that you bring that up because as I was getting ready for work this morning, I was watching CNBC Europe and the light, sweet crude oil price has edged up to $98/bbl and the American Dow Jones indicators were in the green before today’s starting bell. All of Europe’s stock exchanges were down and Asia’s took a big hit, especially Japan.

    Oil is still bought with petro-dollars. Bhutto’s assassination caused a price spike in oil because of the uncertainty of the region’s security. So yeah, follow the money. The more instability, the higher the oil price goes and the petro-dollar is propped up.

    No surprise that the Dow Jones is opening higher while everyone else took a hit. The bad news is that the American serf is showing signs of total exhaustion and massive debt. No more easy credit and no more buying. Losing houses means no more property taxes for towns and cities while the Fed feeds the MIC.

    This is the last feeding frenzy I believe.

  9. $4.50 a gallon gasoline by Easter?

    Bet the pig farm on it.

  10. It could go $4.50/gal., but I can’t afford it. I’ll either walk and hitch-hike or carpool with someone and chip in for gas. Keep enough gas in the car for the wife at home just in case of emergencies.

    This foreign intervention shit has got to hit a brick wall eventually because there won’t be anymore money, borrowed or otherwise.

  11. Oil Economy kills people and science!

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