Whack attempt on Bhutto

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by bernoulli, Oct 18, 2007.

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

    Clicky.
     
  2. Well, it starts things off with a bang doesn't it?

    How do we know it's Pakistani Islamists behind this??
     
  3. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    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!!
     
  5. Thats what I thought.
     
  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. Has anyone seen Prince Phillip?

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,70131-1288892,00.html?f=rss
     
  9. He'll be that one they call "The Captain" then.
     
  10. 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 ;)
     
  11. Take this one too, Zulfiqar Mehsud.

    They don't need, "spokesmen", they need doing in.
     
  12. And while they're at it ask the BBC's Syed Shoaib Hasan what Faisal's full name is will ya.
     
  13. 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*
     
  14. 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.