Friday, December 28, 2007

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated


Benazir Bhutto, originally uploaded by ddbsweasel.

The last hurrah for Al Qaeda? Suggestions supporters of Pervez Musharraf committed the crime. Sixteen killed as suicide bomber shoots Benazir in chest and neck, then blows himself up.

"It is the act of those who want to disintegrate Pakistan because she was symbol of unity. They have finished the Bhutto family. They are enemies of Pakistan," senior Bhutto party official Farzana Raja said.

Benazir had been the first female PM of any Islamic nation. She was an alumni of Harvard and Oxford. A classmate of radio 2GB presenter Alan Jones. A moderate who was committed to saving Pakistan from the scourge of extremism.

Her assassination may be viewed as an opportunity for US Democrats and UN liberals to criticize the US President, but how remains a mystery.

Bhutto Killed
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In an early act of leadership, Australian PM decides to do nothing. Defence minister Fitzgibbon claims Australian defence forces at 'Full stretch.'
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The assassination has occurred within days of Brit MI6 agents being expelled from Afghanistan for holding talks with the Taliban. This will be an embarrassment to UK PM Brown who has been committed to losing the war on terror.
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Hicks has not yet been questioned over his opinion of the assassination. However, he is to be released today, having fought for the (likely) assassins. Naturally, Centerlink will provide support commensurate with his status.

Also, Dr Keith Suter has started the attacks on President Bush, saying "It is a terrible end to a terrible year for the US President." Mr Suter ignores the remarkable turnaround in Iraq after the US President, almost alone, persisted with the cause, while the US Democrats begged him to give up.
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