posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 10:35 AM
I do not mean to sound uncompassionate... a death is never something to take lightly, but I do not think Musharraf was behind this. I think her own
comments towards the "red mosque" situtation are what led to her demise.
On 11 July 2007,
The Associated Press, in an article about the possible aftermath of the Red Mosque incident, wrote:
Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister and opposition leader expected by many to return from exile and join Musharraf in a power-sharing deal
after year-end general elections, praised him for taking a tough line on the Red Mosque. I'm glad there was no cease-fire with the militants in
the mosque because cease-fires simply embolden the militants," she told Britain's Sky TV on Tuesday. "There will be a backlash, but at some time we
have to stop appeasing the militants."
I believe that comment is what led to her assassination.
The first attempt occured in October:
18 October 2007
En route to a rally in Karachi, two explosions occurred shortly after Bhutto had landed and left Jinnah International Airport. She was not injured but
the explosions, later found to be a suicide-bomb attack, killed 136 people and injured at least 450. The dead included at least 50 of the security
guards from her Pakistan Peoples Party who had formed a human chain around her truck to keep potential bombers away, as well as 6 police officers. A
number of senior officials were injured. Bhutto was escorted unharmed from the scene.
Shortly after the attempt on her life, Bhutto wrote a letter to Musharraf naming four persons whom she suspected of carrying out the attack.
Those named included Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, a rival PML-Q politician and chief minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, Hamid Gul, former director of
the Inter-Services Intelligence, and Ijaz Shah, the director general of the Intelligence Bureau, another of the country’s intelligence agencies. All
those named are close associates of General Musharraf.
I believe her claims in that letter were paranoia; she hadn't come to terms with her position in the eyes of "red mosque" militants.
The second attempt occured 3 weeks ago:
On December 8, 2007
It was reported that three unidentified gunmen stormed Mrs. Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party office in the southern western province of Baluchistan.
The shooting occurred in the capital of the city Quetta. It was confirmed by the local police that three men have been killed with one injured.
all external source info from wikipedia.org "banazir bhutto" 12 27 2007
At some point politicians are going to have to realize that they must deal with the root causes of militancy rather than attempting to overpower
The suicide killer will continue to reincarnate...
Have any of you seen that billboard with the big, muscular, dark skinned male holding a small infant?
Subtitle, "Are you tough enough to be gentle?"
The leaders of our world have for generations forgotten how to be gentle...
and now the children of our world are toting suicide vests.
"I'm glad there was no cease-fire with the militants in the mosque because cease-fires simply embolden the militants," she said...
I believe you were wrong there my dear...
State level militancy is the only thing that emboldens militants.
Perhaps they forgot to mention that at the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Karachi.