posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 10:13 AM
I've only just seen the news regarding the murder of Benazir Bhutto, and it certainly is a shock. This has been another attempt to derail the
momentum of a political opposition gaining massive support from the people, an attempt that was only too successful. Whether or not Musharraf was
behind it is really irrelevant, but personally, I do not think he was. No, I consider this to be a genuine terror attack, probably sanctioned by Al
Qaeda. The manner and method of the attack does not look to carry the hallmark of a militaristic operation, but more that of a terrorist cell.
There's no doubt that Bhutto was the target, as she was shot in the neck and the chest firstly to make sure she was hit, and then the assassin blew
himself up as double insurance that the assassination would succeed on this second re-attempt. I seriously doubt that Musharraf would seek the death
of Bhutto, as her presence - although in opposition to him - gave him credibility as the leader of a psuedo-democratic nation. She was important to
the political 'look' of the system.
This was certainly an attempt to politically destabilise Pakistan, to fracture and polarise the relations in the political system. Only Al Qaeda gains
from this dip into political chaos and destabilisation. I only hope Musharraf gets a grip on the situation, and goes after the terrorist cells
operating freely over Pakistan's borders. A truly sad day in the life of a world splintering and breaking at the seams.