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In a dramatic U-turn, Pakistan government has "apologised" for claiming that former premier Benazir Bhutto died of a skull fracture after hitting the sunroof of her car during a suicide attack.
Caretaker Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz Khan has asked the media and people to "forgive and ignore" comments made by his ministry's spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema which were slammed by her Pakistan People's Party as "lies" and led to an uproar at home and abroad
Originally posted by johnsky
After looking at this for a while, I've pretty much concluded a few things...
1 : The attack was not carried out by Al-Qaeda.
2 : The shooter had no knowledge of the bomb.
3 : The bomb was not actually carried, but planted.
Originally posted by mrwupy
While in office before she was the most outspoken defender of the Taliban.
Originally posted by Sentinel 1
I fully agree she shouldnt of died like this but to replace mourning with blame by pointing the fingers at Musharrif isnt right either....This lady had much bigger and more crazy enemies than Musharrif....Her support wasnt like the US media is triieng to proclaim...But what do you expect.....
That one shouldn't speak ill of the dead is conventional wisdom but conventional wisdom usually turns out to be an oxymoron. And so the dead Benazir Bhutto is now the "former prime minister of Pakistan" rather than "the fugitive facing corruption investigations in Spain, Britain and Switzerland" that she was a fortnight ago.
Originally posted by seawolf197
I knew after the video of the shooting they would have some explaining to do. Do Governments have the power to put out an official story, and then go: "Oops, just ignore that." I guess they do.
Edit to clean up wrong link sorry.
[edit on 1-1-2008 by seawolf197]
Originally posted by NGC2736
It seems that the new age idea in politics and government is to put out so much information, most of it contradicting other information, that the waters get muddied beyond the chance of finding truth.
This is the same tactic employed in the Alternative science fields. It happens from the "truth movement" to the "disclosure movement", and it works every time. Sow complete and utter confusion.
Originally posted by WorldShadow
Swiss drop charges against Bhutto. Heard it on faux news the other day. She was setup. Now for Mr 10%, thats a different story that continues.
A three-year investigation into allegations that Ms Bhutto used Swiss banks to launder millions of dollars in kickbacks has been closed, her lawyer Alec Reymond said.
Sentinel 1, can you please elaborate? Who is pointing the fingers at Musharrif? I have yet to read that.
The Musharraf agents responsible for the attack planted the bomb to both make it look like a terrorist bombing, and to eliminate the assassin to ensure he does not blow their cover. If the bomb fails to kill the assassin, it will at least provide enough confusion to allow the assassin to duck out, or hide the gun... or enough confusion that people believe there was no shooter.