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Arrest warrant issued for Musharraf
AlJazeera ^ | February 12th 2011 | Agencies

Posted on 02/12/2011 2:50:35 AM PST by Cardhu

An anti-terrorism court judge in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the 2007 assassination of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, officials have said.

"Judge Rana Nisar Ahmad has issued non-bailable warrant for former President Pervez Musharraf and directed him to appear before the court on February 19," Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, a public prosecutor, told AFP on Saturday.

He said "a joint investigation team that had been formed to probe the assassination said in its report Musharraf had involvement in the case and was equally responsible."

"The report said it was a broad conspiracy involving Pervez Musharraf, two police officials and terrorists," Ali said after the closed-door hearing that took place in Rawalpindi's Adiala prison.

Bhutto was killed in December 2007, in a gun and suicide bomb blast during a rally weeks after returning to Pakistan to campaign in new elections. Many of her supporters accuse Musharraf of not doing enough to ensure her protection.

London exile

Musharraf left Pakistan for London more than two years ago, but has expressed his intention to return to Pakistan and establish offices for his new political party by March.

His spokesman Saif Ali Khan told a private channel that Musharraf will defend himself before the court "at an appropriate time."

In December, police arrested two senior police officers, Saud Aziz and Khurram Shahzad, for alleged dereliction of duty for their "failure" to protect Bhutto.

Bhutto, who served two terms as prime minister, returned from exile two months before she was assassinated to stand for election.

Her widower, Asif Ali Zardari, led her Pakistan People's Party to election victory in February 2008 and is now president.

At the time of Bhutto's death, Musharraf's government blamed the assassination on Pakistan's Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who denied any involvement.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhutto; musharraf; pakistan
Pakistan's former military ruler ordered to appear in court over the 2007 assassination of ex-prime minister Bhutto
1 posted on 02/12/2011 2:50:41 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

Ridiculous. Just another kind of assassination.


2 posted on 02/12/2011 4:52:52 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

I don’t understand your comment.


3 posted on 02/12/2011 4:58:03 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
An anti-terrorism court judge in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the 2007 assassination of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Next up, arrest warrants are issued for every Jew in the world in connection with the assassination of Lebanon's Rafik Hariri in 2005.

Thanks Cardhu.


4 posted on 02/12/2011 5:00:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Well...it's going to be obvious to the muslim world that allying one's self with the US doesn't pay. And of course, Musharraf is foolish to expect any support from The Dali Bama.

In the wake of Egypt any muslim leader who has ever been perceived as western leaning or pro-US can expect to be exiled at best, and kangaroo courted and lynched at worst.

5 posted on 02/12/2011 5:00:17 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sacajaweau

/bingo


6 posted on 02/12/2011 5:00:57 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Cardhu

The problem with being a dictator is that you can never retire and relax without worrying that your successors will have some grudge.


7 posted on 02/12/2011 5:07:02 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Ridiculous. Just another kind of assassination.”

ABSOLUTELY. They can’t figure out any other way to kill him, so they now use their legal system.

No different from what the Democrats were trying to do here with Bush-43, regarding waterboarding.


8 posted on 02/12/2011 5:53:10 AM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Cardhu
Many of her supporters accuse Musharraf of not doing enough to ensure her protection.

I remember Bhutto standing up in the middle of a sun roofed type car waving when she got shot. It was reported at the time that if she had not stood up in the car, she, probably, would still be alive.

9 posted on 02/12/2011 6:27:17 AM PST by this is my country
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To: Cardhu
"Judge Rana Nisar Ahmad has issued non-bailable warrant for former President Pervez Musharraf and directed him to appear before the court on February 19,"

Think he'll show up?

Sniff...

10 posted on 02/12/2011 6:34:06 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Well...it's going to be obvious to the muslim world that allying one's self with the US doesn't pay.

Exactly so. Thanks, Obama! You're REALLY improving the Muslim world's perception of the United States!

Barack Hussein Obama = Dummkopf

11 posted on 02/12/2011 6:55:40 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

OK this is pretty clear now that anyone who is an ally or has bene an ally is a target

Poland and Czech were pissed on about the missile defence shield.
Uk had it’s nuclear secrets given away to Russia by this admin.
Israel has been pissed on so many times even little things like do not build i your own city or country as it is wrong
Tunisia overthrown
Egypt overthrown
Jordan no support yet
Iraq left out in the cold
France and Germany have had a bad relationship with this far left radical.
Columbia pissed on.
Uk snubbed so many times like Israel

Iran this admin silent
Russian received the Uk nuclear secrets and have been told that they are now good friends times have changed
Bolivia
Chavez
Cuba
China red carpet

MB now talking to this admin, a group with radical ties, we were told that are moderate.
Taliban being paid and talked to , we were told they are moderates in their group .

On top of this we have our biased corrupt media who are now and no way could they deny that they’re the propaganda wing of the far left.

GOP , ARF they’;re cowards
Many on talk radio like Hannity cowards who can’t even talk about conservatives issues like traditional family , marriage abortion let alone challenge obama on this except debt , health care, debt, health care, debt broken record Hannity


12 posted on 02/12/2011 8:25:03 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Cardhu

Orly...

Thats kind of interesting.


13 posted on 02/12/2011 9:02:37 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Joe 6-pack
>Well...it's going to be obvious to the muslim world that allying one’s self with the US doesn't pay

“It is a general rule of human nature that people despise those who treat them well, and look up to those who make no concessions.”
- Thucydides

...said thousands of years before bin laden's strong horse/weak horse statement...

14 posted on 02/12/2011 9:22:34 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Well...it's going to be obvious to the muslim world that allying one's self with the US doesn't pay. And of course, Musharraf is foolish to expect any support from The Dali Bama. In the wake of Egypt any muslim leader who has ever been perceived as western leaning or pro-US can expect to be exiled at best, and kangaroo courted and lynched at worst.

Yepper. The dominoes are a-falling.

Joe 6-pack sees it crystally clearly, while the high priced DC talking heads giggle and guffaw at the phonies-in-the-square, Patrick "Achmed" Henrys.

15 posted on 02/12/2011 9:59:37 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: manc

BTTT


16 posted on 02/12/2011 11:24:25 AM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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What help was Musharraf to the U.S.? We’ve been looking for Bin Laden and Zawahiri for 10 YEARS and Musharraf did NOTHING. Then a great woman like Bhutto is there a week and she’s killed. I’m Glad Musharraf is OUT. If he has to go to Court, then so be it.


17 posted on 02/12/2011 12:04:48 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: manc

Really, the whole movement — including “The Tea Party” — is consumed entirely with debt and spending. Apparently, they’re the only “safe issues” anyone is allowed to touch.

The decision to wave the white flag on “social issues” has been made, apparently. We may now continue our national suicide.


18 posted on 02/12/2011 12:10:43 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Cardhu

If you didn’t see this coming, raise your hand.

Anyone?

Anyone?

I didn’t think so.


19 posted on 02/12/2011 2:34:12 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

That is why smart dictators hand pick their successors, usually it is someone who has benefited from the current dictatorship.


20 posted on 02/12/2011 2:54:46 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: manc

“Israel has been pissed on so many times even little things like do not build i your own city or country as it is wrong”

That would explain the recent rain.


21 posted on 02/12/2011 3:24:43 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Sort of the way that Mubarak picked Suleiman?


22 posted on 02/12/2011 3:29:27 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Sacajaweau

Spot on.


23 posted on 02/12/2011 4:37:14 PM PST by americanophile ("The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon." - George Washington)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"Musharraf is foolish to expect any support from The Dali Bama."

Post of the day.

24 posted on 02/12/2011 10:57:48 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Cardhu

So, Musharraf was supposedly responsible for killing Bhutto?

I think I missed that connection.


25 posted on 02/13/2011 1:08:47 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Cardhu

Judge Roy Bean issues FATWA


26 posted on 02/13/2011 10:46:29 AM PST by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Does that surprise you?

And to be honest, no spending will be cut. The TEA party rolled over pretty quickly on that.


27 posted on 02/14/2011 7:48:54 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: manc

It seems clear that the nose dive off into the abyss is current on every front.

I think war will be happening this year, major style.

Stock up, folks.


28 posted on 02/14/2011 9:12:43 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I agree with you!


29 posted on 02/14/2011 10:53:34 AM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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