Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated In Pakistan

From Reuters:

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.

Nothing out of the White House yet, but this is a bad situation. It'll be interesting to see how they handle it. There are already predictions that Musharraf will invoke martial law again and cancel elections. Bush and company have dumped billions into Pakistan without any strings attached and have absolutely nothing to show for it. The military is controlling the country and is more than likely behind the attack on Bhutto. This assassination is the final straw and leaves the U.S. nothing to look forward to in Pakistan. It is going to get bad there.

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