posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 09:39 AM
Everyone is speculating on who had the most to gain and who didn't.
Does it matter?
No one claimed responsibility for the attack. But some of Bhutto's supporters at the hospital began chanting, "Killer, Killer, Musharraf,"
referring to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, Bhutto's main political opponent. A few began stoning cars outside.
People are settling on Musharraf being the one, and he could very well have been behind it.
But this is one of those times where opinion means more than fact. This is one of those times when opinion will influence action. Fact won't matter.
Opinion will spark rallies, protests, and riots in Pakistan. Those riots and protests will result in a state of emergency and an even worse military
rule than is already in place.
If this spills over in to India, there will be war.
Who did it and why is important if you want all the facts, but it's not essential in determining whether or not this will escalate. It has the
potential to escalate in to something major; something beyond Pakistan's borders.
A few riots could lead to a regional war, unfortunately. And with this instability leads to the risk of Pakistan's nuclear weapons falling in to the
wrong hands. At that point, it's a global problem.
I don't mean to jump to conclusions and throw out all this wild speculation about what is to come, but it's important to realize what exactly could
come of this event. It's definitely not good.