Skip to comments.Who Killed Bhutto? The Scramble for Culprits Begins
Posted on 12/27/2007 11:33:34 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
Who killed Benazir Bhutto? In a country riven by deep political differences and beset by constant violent threats from Islamist terrorists, including Al Qaeda, it is a question more easily asked than answered.
American officials are exploring whether the immediate claim of responsibility by an Al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan posted on an Italian Web site is credible. A reporter from the Web site spoke to the commander of Al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, who said, "We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat [the] mujahideen."
The report went on to say that the decision to assassinate Bhutto was taken in October by Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al Zawahri, who was imprisoned for his part in the plot which assassinated President Anwar Sadat of Egypt in 1981.
Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attempt by a suicide bomber on Bhutto's life in Karachi on October 18, when 136 were killed and at least 450 injured. After that assassination attempt she received a letter from someone claiming to be close to Mr. bin Laden, who threatened she would be slaughtered "like a goat.".........."
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Bet the “Bush did it” crowd will be out soon.
Of the couple dozen parties with hit squads out for this, Alqaida isd the least likely. The caller who claimed it for Alqaida was a plant or glory seeker.
“Al-Qaedas commander and main spokesperson Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone call from an unknown location”
“Bet the Bush did it crowd will be out soon.”
OR that Mastermind Rove — he’s still pulling the strings, doncha know?!
I wouldn’t be surprised if they try to retract this once they see how much damage it could do to their cause...much like they attempted to do with the 1997 Luxor massacre in Egypt. They tried to pin that one on Israelis or the Egyptian police once they realized it wasn’t playing well with the population at large. Nobody bought it and the jihadists took a big hit in Egypt. Let's hope the same happens in Pakistan.
You give too much credit to al Qaeda. They tried to kill her before. They threatened to kill her when she came back from exile. This is al Qaeda’s m.o.
They don’t necessarily take responsibility for what they do. But they aren’t very good at hiding it, either.
And I don’t necessarily think that they’ve made a mistake either. This is completely in accordance with their overall strategy to cause as much strife as possible, and hope something shakes loose that they can take advantage of. So far, they’ve played that game very successfully—at least in their view.
I hope the same. If enough get POed about this maybe they will finally get Bin Laden or al Zawahiri.
Odd hoping it was al Qaeda, but thats where I’m at right now.
I don’t even want to contemplate what the result would be if it was the Pakistani government that did this, for example.
My money is on an al-Queda sleeper in the military.
Maybe, but all the noise and excitement is just themselves. The rest of the adult population of the planet is hoping they will crawl back under their rock sometime soon.
I heard Senator Chris Dodd interviewed this morning and though he danced around it, he as much blamed the Bush Administration.
That's where my money is sitting. I think Mushareff had foreknowledge of it at the very least.
But then...I'm a lousy gambler.
Why is Bush so silent?
Or have I just missed it?
The left will point out that guns killed Bhutto. They will call on Pakistan to implement stricter gun laws.
The tactic is a repeat of the World Trade Center attack.
AQ does learn from its mistakes and always does a follow-up attack.
Seems Al Qaeda claimed responsibility already.
Most of the reports are saying the people blame the Army or Musharraf. Still, if Musharraf did order this, why did he allow her back in the first place?
I think you missed it. Here’s a slide show that includes photos of Bush’s remarks concerning the assassination.
That’s a chilling thought. Where’s the terror alert?
They already are on some other boards. They see the possible AQ connection as more "politics of fear" from the Bush administration.
...when after all it was you and me.
The latest news I could find on Bush’s response:<<<<<<<
That is a great picture of Michael Moore eating a microphone.
I don’t believe Musharaff is that stupid, to be honest.
Nothing to be gained from it.
Whats ironic is if he had kept Bhutto under house arrest, she’d be alive this afternoon....
al-Lumpy did it?
You missed it.
Why would it be a mistake?
Al Qaeda, of all parties involved, can gain the most from a destabilized and chaotic Pakistan. If they can start a civil war in Pakistan, all the better. They might even have a shot at getting their hands on some of the nukes Pakistan has.
Time for the Pentagon to come up with a contingency plan in case the worst case scenario happens where civil unrests lead to a full-blown civil war in Pakistan, and the Pakistani military is no longer able to secure their own nukes.
Didn’t get the video, just stills and no text.
What was the time this hit the Net?
Bush gave a statement from his ranch a little while ago.
Aside from his comments, I think Bush has been very busy today.
Bush looks very ashen in those photos. I think that Pakistan is getting very close to joining the Axis of Evil. If AQ takes out Musharraf, they’ll be in.
Don’t know. It’s been up for some time.
It is a mistake if Bhutto’s many supporters turn on them and start dropping dimes.
ISI had her killed...the drug runners in ISI did it. Others with in ISI have confirmed this...
Scott Stanzel, WH spokesman, was very concerned. Implied this may have reverbs, referred to it as ‘the opening hours’.
My thoughts exactly
They are afraid that this portends the beginning of a wider war, much like the assassination of the Arch Duke started WWI. Could be, but I doubt it. I think this is going to be mainly internal to Pakistan. The only ways I can see it spreading is if Pakistan uses its nukes, or this is a diversion for a bigger plot that AQ has planned somewhere else, as they’ve done before.
They are already out saying Bush did it on the left wing blogs.
Liberalism is a mental disorder.
OR that Mastermind Rove hes still pulling the strings, doncha know?!
Come on, a Moslem is dead and you think that Bush did it?! Geez, doncha know that its the...JOOOOOOZ!
Last Updated: Saturday, 29 April 2006, 07:12 GMT 08:12 UK
Pakistan stages new missile test
It is the second time the missile has been successfully tested
Pakistan has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable missile with a range of 2,000km (1,250 miles), the Pakistani military has said.
BBC 29 April 2006
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Bush hasn’t been silent.