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I think by acceding to Benazir Bhutto's desire to get back into the game in Pakistan, seeing her as somebody as an alternative to Musharraf, we, in effect, helped precipitate this dynamic which has led to her tragic assassination. It's hard to see how that was the road to success.
Originally posted by mikesingh
A coup against Musharraf is a possibility in the not too distant future by these very radical elements in the security forces, which are fast gaining strength. And if that happens, the nightmare scenario which we all fear will finally begin to unfold – Pakistan’s nuclear assets in the hands of Islamic fundamentalists!
Originally posted by Sestias
That's a frightening possibility. I agree that the U.S. should not have been involved, though I have always admired Bhutto. She was undoubtedly a threat to fundamentalists just because she was a woman in a position of power. In additon she was considered "westernized" (she was educated in the west) and didn't even wear a veil. She will be missed. I just hope the U.S.'s bungling won't lead us into yet another country's civil war.