RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide attack that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, aides said.
“The surgeons confirmed that she has been martyred,” Bhutto’s lawyer Babar Awan said.
A party security adviser said Bhutto was shot in neck and chest as she got into her vehicle to leave the rally in Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad. A gunman then blew himself up.
“At 6:16 p.m. she expired,” said Wasif Ali Khan, a member of Bhutto’s party who was at Rawalpindi General Hospital where she was taken after the attack.
Her supporters at the hospital began chanting “Dog, Musharraf, dog,” referring to Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf.
19 thoughts on “Bhutto Assasinated”
Holy fuck this is bad. This is very very bad. It may be Archduke Ferdinand bad.
This is bad.
It’s really bad, but there’s no way it could be Archduke bad. There’s no alliance web around Pakistan, and the country can’t blame the assassination on a nearby weaker state.
However, from an internal turmoil perspective, it’s bad. It would be a lot worse if Bhutto had been an ally of the fundamentalists. But she wasn’t.
All that said, lots of turmoil in a fragile state with a large Islamist support baseand nuclear weapons is not the best news with which to start the day.
dodd’s on msnbc now.
Who cares? Why are we wasting time on these countries? If they want to self-destruct themselves, so be it. If your not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem. To solve the world’s problem, we must ANNIHILATE the whole Middle East, and India, and Pakistan, and any other dirt merchant country… What good ever came out of that region? Nuke the whole f’ing place and make one big parking lot!
ah, and enter frank w/his blistering insight on how to solve the middle east conflict…NOT!
why not plant a forest instead of a parking lot. that just invites cars and those have bombs over there.
i hope it isn’t franz ferdinand bad. georgie/napoleon/caligula has been bad enough.
Just woke up and saw this and my first thought was like everyone (but Frank) …This is bad
I agree with Frank. The Middle East is a cancer that must be killed – FAST. However, if we nuke the place, then we’d be parking in a fallout zone.
I apologize for my first comment.
Sorry for sounding like an a*hole racist lunatic.
It’s just frustrating that there are people who want to make things better for all, and then some random religious nut job comes along to silence these good people. Seems like the world is going to hell in a hurry.
BRING BACK GOD! Why do the good seem to die early?
Frank…We all get frustrated. Thanks for coming back and posting the second comment
It’s OK Frank, I share your “frustrations”
“BRING BACK GOD!” – DEFINITELY!
“Why do the good seem to die early?” – Maybe God knows? Perhaps this is part of HIS plan?
Maybe you should go to Church and see the good ALL man is capable of. We are all built from the same source.
A man blinded is a dangerous man. A man with a mind is a blinded man’s enemy.
When all is said and done in this world, we will not be able to escape the ultimate truth.
No problem Scout 🙂
“bring back god!” -?!?! WTF? If there IS one, he never walked this planet – he just allegedly made it (tho’ you might check the records, he probably contracted w/Halliburton to build it, hence darth cheney’s assumption that it’s his to dispose of at will).
And if you are such a believer in the “Christian” god – you wouldn’t think he was dead. He is deity, he always was and always will be…but apparently you would rather go on a tear about ‘bring back god!’ than try to work towards peace. You aren’t helping, why don’t you and the ‘chris’ character go hunting w/thumper (aka huckabee) and kill some more. Such a nice thing to do in gawd’s name, um no, not afterall.
jeebus on toast points!
Elspeth – You are missing my point. To work towards peace, YES I agree. In my comment about “Bringing God Back”, was non-specific. I was referring to that we as humans have forgotten all that we have learned. Look closely at the world. Does it seem that as each year goes by, things are becoming more acceptable? Meaning, if someone was shot in the street, everyone would run to help. Nowadays, if this happened, people just look and do nothing. There is no love left. I feel that we all are slowly isolating ourselves from each other. We are too preoccupied with ourselves to the point that we are being deceived that the world only exists a few feet around us. We are losing the meaning to everything. Christmas for example has gotten too commercial. There is no true meaning left in it. It has become devalued and hollow. it is now just a day where it’s all about gifts and self indulgence.
There is value to everything.
THE VALUE OF TIME
The value of a sister
Who doesn’t have one.
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.
The value of one-second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.
Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when you can share
it with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend or family member:
Hold on tight to the ones you Love…
Okay, thanks for the deeper analysis, Aaron. I do see your point. As a civilization, we have become too inwardly focussed and when many of the navel-gazers look outwardly, they want to have everything in it’s place and people that don’t fit w/their views are not worthy of help. “Organized” religion has become mostly organized crime – they make money in order to make bigger churches, get more butts in seats. Help the needy?? Not so much – it will keep Pastor Osteen out of his new Bentley. What happened to modest churches w/truer faiths? Now, going to the megalithic worship centers w/their workout centers, 24-hour coffee bars – it’s just a form of country club w/o the golf course (well, I could be wrong, there might be some w/blessed links for a round of 9/18). This whole society has become segregated by gated communities – the haves keeping the view of the have-less/-nots blockaded. Help others? Lawzy no! And to boot there’s some new show coming up in January of ’08 that actually celebrates the rich having parties that cost more than a family makes in a year…?!?!?! French Revolution anyone? This is supposed to be entertainment?!?! If I was making what I am making now 10 years ago, I would be considered very well off for a single gal. In this current economic climate, I am damned close to scraping by. You are right, we are not becoming a more open, prosperous, sharing society – it’s going the other way. I am doing my darnedest to share when I can – I have to, because I want to.
I really would like to be in a global society where we all helped make sure we all lived as well as possible (not so much on a monetary level, but that we had plenty of healthy food/water/beverages, a sustainable lifestyle that was healthy for us AND the planet and her other inhabitants, sensible homes…proper mass transit, and people that could worship as they please and if they didn’t have a religion – that’s perfectly fine, too, w/o being ostracized and subjected to job threats/home threats…)…I know it’s a dream, but we have to start somewhere.
Peace and blessings,
This would be happening less if there wereless religion in the world. Instead of having corrupt political leaders assassinated and their supporters calling themmartyrs, we might actually admit, were there less religion in the world, that most wars are about resources — land, water, oil, money, power… If people were honest about wars, they’d be easier to prevent. It’d come down to deal-brokering instead of jingoism and my ideology is better than your ideology.
Bring back God?! Shit, no. Take that troublemaker out back and bury him deep; he’s more than half of what’s currently wrong with the world. Islamic fundamentalists on one side, Christianist fundamentalists on another, economicist fundamentalists on a third, jingoistic nationalist fundamentalists in love with their religious idea of what their nation is on the fourth… Stuck in the middle with you, and I’m not so sure about you, either…
don’t worry. benezir was a blip. a bigger blip, but in the end, we are all blips in time. life goes on. shit happens.
just hope can arise again. boy, it sure was a good thing going after saddam and letting osama go free!
A few days ago a deputy sheriff was shot and killed here in my city. He was chasing a “bad guy” and someone just shot him.
That had to be al Qaeda. Yessir, I’m quite sure that was al Qaeda.
No more than a year or so ago a highway patrolman was shot alongside a country road not far from here.
That was al Qaeda. No question, that was al Qaeda.
So, of course I believe al Qaeda assassinated Ms Bhutto.
i thought we had to blame everything on iWan now.
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