Whack attempt on Bhutto

#1
Well, Pakistan's Islamists didn't waste any time in welcoming back Benazir Bhutto...

Clicky.
 
#3
bernoulli said:
Well, Pakistan's Islamists didn't waste any time in welcoming back Benazir Bhutto...

Clicky.
Things are hotting up there then.
 
#4
President Mush isn't likely to provide her with an amnesty to let her return to restore democracy (either in power sharing or opposition) just to blow her up.

Nope.

Talib shite hocks just shot themselves in the foot!!
 
#6
Quote from BBC website
It is not clear whether the bomber was in a car or on foot, although police said an unregistered small white car pulled up near a police escort immediately before the explosions.

Was it the same white car in the paris tunnel 10 years ago?
 
#7
Police sealed off side roads with shipping containers and bomb squads combed the streets following threats by a Taliban commander, Baitullah Masood, to dispatch suicide bombers to kill Ms Bhutto
 
#8
#11
An old ISI dog. High enough up the Talib ranks to get a proper shafting from all sides. Catch him alive, make him squawk like cannary, do the rest. Job done ;)
 
#14
In-Limbo said:
President Mush isn't likely to provide her with an amnesty to let her return to restore democracy (either in power sharing or opposition) just to blow her up.
I don't know, it makes a certain kind of sense. It allows him to appear consilliatory to her political faction and more like a legitimate politician to the West by allowing a serious opponent back in to the country. If she then gets whacked he gets a serious electoral threat to him out of the way whilst also gaining another stick to beat the fundamentalist Islamists with, plus another example to point at to the West about how he's our best friend/chance over there and how we really need him to stay in power. Well at least that's how I'd do it, but then I am an evil suspicious bastard. *Shrug*
 
#15
I have a friend,who was due to accompany Bhutto to Pakistan today.He's a (good) journalist.

It seems to me that Pakistan is already a political tinderbox,without pouring more fuel on the fire.It also seems to be a place without rules of law in many parts.For example the Tribal areas seem to be a law unto themselves,and former politicians find legal cases suddenly withdrawn.

Pakistanis seem to hate everyone,indulge in mob politics,and are generally a nightmare.
 

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#16
That's ensured more support for Bhutto & more hatred toward the Taliban.

So who set it off ...?
 
#18
Who would want Bhutto out of the picture?

The Taliban maybe, Musharaff perharps, some disgruntled postal worker or even a homeowner faced with a balooning mortgage payment due to the recent credit crunch in world financial markets.

She was a fool for going to the parade without a heavy security blanket around her.
 
#20
She's Shia [shrug] The exteremists want both her, and Gen Mush out the way. It's what they do... they're muppets, they can't help it. And as they say, in uncertain times can true friends be found.

The full set of their bloody fuedal past has finally come home to bite them soundly on the ass, as it always would have, one way or the other. Better to tackle it now while they've got support to call on, than let it get really out of hand. They should have the courage and convication to face it together.

They'll have to weather the storm, together, and resist all temptation to have a go at each other. If they can do that from the outset, Pak will have the first seeds of their Purity for the very first time, and others around the world will take note.
 

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