Scotland Yard to investigate Bhutto killing

#1
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22470385/


SLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Pervez Musharraf announced Wednesday he had asked for British help to investigate the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, as authorities pushed back crucial elections six weeks until Feb. 18, citing the unrest caused by her killing.

Opponents condemned the postponement but said they would still participate in the election, which is seen as a key step in Pakistan's transition to democracy after years of military rule.

"We have decided to take part in the election," said Asif Ali Zardari, Bhutto's widowed husband and now the leader of her Pakistan People's Party. "People should be peaceful and express their anger through their ballots."


Interesting choice of organizations to investigate.
 
#2
He's been watching too many episodes of Dixon of Dock Green.

Our investigation will probably conclude that she slipped whilst falling down the stairs and then ran away in a very suspicious manner - so was shot.
 
#3
Not at all.

Bringing Scotland Yard in, is not only the right thing to do, it's essential.

Will they be starting with Zardari?
 
#4
WHY??

She is dead, end of story. Does it really matter if she banged her head or was shot. FFS.
 
#5
Why aren't our plod catching real criminals over here?

Will there be an exchange of rozzers? Can we have some of those mean-looking scrotes with the hats made out of supermarket trolleys and long sticks to show our paperwork obsessives how it's done?
 

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#6
It's probably better if pervo has a 'public enquiry'. As we well know in the UK, you can get away with aherm, blue murder as long as you have a public enquiry to whitewash the thing afterwards and get rid of those nasty stains.
 
#7
Can so see how this is going to end - Headline in Dawn Newspaper
'British Inspectors in Kusra Mujra Sensation'!!

Seriously we all know it was Mesud wot donnit can we just move on and accept that a sunroof can be dangerous to your health?
 
#10
And who's footing, ahem, the bill for this? I'm sure the council tax payers of London would just love to foot the business class flights, hotels, overtime etc for this jolly?

Still, it's one in the eye for the FBI, septics not good enough.... AGAIN!
 
#11
I think the Met Plod can safely be relied on to drag it out way beyond the elections, and give a thin veneer of respectability to the process. And if by some mischance any embarrassing evidence should come to light (CIA involvement etc) they can also be relied on to sweep it under the carpet in the time homoured fashion. Let's hope they don't shoot anybody else.
 
#12
The Pak military do a very slapdash job covering the ISI's traces and now turn to the land of the whitewash inquiry to bail them out. That's about the height of it. The very comparable if far less globally significant Hariri killing gets a full blown UN inquiry not just some well shepherded British plod with a goat biryani smeared Urdu phrasebook.

Sale is on the money here describing the build up to Bibi's assassination:
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When he visited Rawalpindi in December of 2003, rockets were fired at his car. In early 2007, there was an attempt to shoot down plane using anti-aircraft fire. After Musharraf ordered a bloody commando raid on the Red Mosque in Islamabad last July, there were two suicide attacks on the army’s general HQ and two attacks on the ISI offices. Following the attacks, lower ranking army and air force officers were arrested and it was revealed they had ties to Jaish-e-Mohammed, a jihadi group. But the investigations stopped at the bottom. No senior officers were arrested and the probe is dead is as dead Julius Caesar.

Bhutto was certainly a marked woman from the time she returned to Pakistan. If parts of the ISI detested Musharraf, they abominated her.
She said two things that sealed her fate. She said that if elected PM, she would allow US forces to hunt for bin Laden on Pakistani soil, and that she would allow the Vienna-based IAEA to interrogate the rogue nuclear scientist, AQ Khan about his nuclear smugglings to North Korea, Iran, Libya, etc. After those statements, she had no chance of surviving...
 
#13
I for one am really pleased that my hard earned cash which is robbed off me monthly by my local council and passed to the Met will now be used to "investigate" political killings overseas, wonderful stuff. No doubt they'll be wanting extra next year to cover it.
 
#14
The MET can't even nail the scum (from Eltham - SE London) who topped Stephen Lawrence, so what chance have they got in Islamabad? IT'S NOT OUR PROBLEM! They managed to develop nuclear weapons, let them develop a police force.
 
#16
The funny thing is Blair 2 was just moaning about the Met having too many roles/jobs; community policing, serious and organised crime, counter-terrorism etc.

So now he can add Investigating Crimes on The Other Side of The Fcuking Planet to that list! :roll:
 
#17
leveller said:
Scotland Yard to investigate Bhutto killing.

Why, was the vehicle she was in speeding, or has she missed a congestion charge payment?
Was she on the phone while driving?
 
#18
EX_REME said:
leveller said:
Scotland Yard to investigate Bhutto killing.

Why, was the vehicle she was in speeding, or has she missed a congestion charge payment?
Was she on the phone while driving?
No, but she was standing up and not wearing a seat belt!
 
#19
Breaking News: Scotland Yard officers have shot dead a Rottwieller they believe was responsible for the Bhutto assassination...
 

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