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Benazir Bhutto Critically Injured At Rally [Update: Bhutto has died]
Sky News ^ | Dec.27,2007

Posted on 12/27/2007 5:12:06 AM PST by COUNTrecount

Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has been critically injured after a suspected suicide attack at a political rally in Pakistan.

It was believed to be a suicide attackShe is undergoing emergency surgery at a nearby hospital, Sky News sources say.

The explosion went off just after Ms Bhutto left the rally in Rawalpindi, minutes after her speech to thousands of people.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqueda; asassination; assassinationplot; bhutto; dajjal; dhimocracy; gwot; islam; islamicjihad; jihad; martyrdom; pakistan; powerhungry; reckless; rop; taliban; trop; wot
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To: SE Mom

Bhutto supporters are now releasing statements blaming Musharraf for the assassination.


401 posted on 12/27/2007 7:11:58 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: mware

I was thinking the same thing


402 posted on 12/27/2007 7:12:38 AM PST by redfish53
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To: ShandaLear

you’re not undecided or you wouldn’t be attempting to hijack this thread


403 posted on 12/27/2007 7:13:08 AM PST by RDTF
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To: Doogle
...if he was behind it, he'll ride it out...if AQ was behind it with his blessing, he's booking his flight soon

AQ has tried to assassinate Musharraf multiple times including twice in 11 days. The idea that he is part of this is nonsense

404 posted on 12/27/2007 7:13:25 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

....time will tell


405 posted on 12/27/2007 7:14:28 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: AmericanInTokyo

‘tis True, American, but fact is, I do not think this will end here.


406 posted on 12/27/2007 7:14:37 AM PST by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Crap. I liked her; she had spunk.


407 posted on 12/27/2007 7:14:52 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white.)
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To: commish

Of course, they are trying to leverage her death as a way to seize power.


408 posted on 12/27/2007 7:15:01 AM PST by kabar
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To: mware
Yes Fox already commented that Huck did not mention the events in Pakistan during his rally.

Huck once mentioned that he had never known that there were issues between Cuba and the U.S.

Huck is pretty clueless when it comes to foreign affairs and the name "Benazir Bhutto" probably had no more meaning to him than the name "Betty Brown".

409 posted on 12/27/2007 7:15:15 AM PST by Polybius
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To: RDTF

It is all tied together in one way or another, and this is a free place to ponder those thoughts.. Right?


410 posted on 12/27/2007 7:15:16 AM PST by JFC
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To: ZULU
Hmmmmm...my...how "convenient"! Note bold face below. This dispatch appeared just three hours before she got it from the AK-47s:

ISLAMABAD: Security agencies in the Pakistani capital have been put on high alert following an intelligence report that terrorists may strike in the city and target top politicians and religious leaders. A senior officer said police and the city administration had been warned by the Interior Ministry that suicide attacks could take place in Islamabad. According to the Interior Ministry's letter, terrorists could target high-profile politicians and religious leaders. Security had been tightened in and around the capital and the high alert would stay in force till the January 8 general election, the officer told Dawn newspaper. Three wings of the paramilitary Pakistan Rangers, personnel from the "Elite Force" of Punjab Constabulary and city police have been deployed at sensitive places in Islamabad to avert any attack. A senior police officer said security has been provided to top politicians, including Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairperson and former premier Banazir Bhutto, and religious leaders who faced threats. They have been provided with police motorcades for moving around the city and police forces have been deployed at their homes. The administration and police have reviewed security arrangements in the city and started restructuring police pickets. Law enforcement personnel have also started checking hotels, inns and bus stands. "We have been keeping a strict vigil on suspicious people staying in hotels and inns and moving around bust stops," an officer said. Intelligence agencies have been asked to keep an eye on suspicious people and send reports to the city administration. The federal government has also directed all provinces and the Islamabad capital territory to step up security around 10 Shia individuals and political leaders following intelligence reports that Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud had placed them on his hit list. Sources said the hit list prepared by Mehsud, who was recently named chief of newly formed Tehrik Taliban-e-Pakistan, contained the names of 10 individuals. The Tehrik Taliban-e-Pakistan, which comprises Pakistani Taliban groups from different parts of the country's restive northwestern tribal areas, recently claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on an army convoy in Swat that killed nine persons. The sources also said militants from the Dara Adam Khel area had been given the task of targeting persons on the hit list.

411 posted on 12/27/2007 7:15:40 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Dear Conservative, thanks for buying our "But, he CAN'T WIN!!" propaganda. Love, The Lib MSM")
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To: ShandaLear
Yah, Romney’s extensive experience in international affairs as Governor of Massachusetts is what we need in a leader in this environment . . . /sarc
412 posted on 12/27/2007 7:16:48 AM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: commish

Hhmmm...

I think that’s natural- and what they want and hope is true.

Somehow I don’t sense he is directly behind it- she is now a martyr- not something that will bode well for him politically.

Regardless- it does show one thing clearly- no one is really in control in Pakistan.


413 posted on 12/27/2007 7:16:58 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: COUNTrecount

It’s time for Musharraf to get off the fence.


414 posted on 12/27/2007 7:17:24 AM PST by Hoodat (Ask Ted Kennedy his views on waterboarding.)
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To: Fishtalk

Woulda been too easy to simply bundle her off and be done with it..no killing her caused more problems than it solved for Musharraf...and Al-Q knew it. BTW, Sharif was in charge during the bulk of the time the Taliban was in charge of Afghanistan. Something tells me one ought to at least have a hard look at him. I think if Al-Q wanted him dead...he would be.


415 posted on 12/27/2007 7:17:42 AM PST by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: RDTF

Because he made a statement about Bhutto’s assasination.


416 posted on 12/27/2007 7:18:00 AM PST by ShandaLear (Extremists always meet each other full circle.)
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To: Braak

that can be said for anyone there


417 posted on 12/27/2007 7:18:36 AM PST by RDTF
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To: ShandaLear

Mushie calling for high government meeting.


418 posted on 12/27/2007 7:18:47 AM PST by mware (Americans in arm chairs doing the work of the media.)
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To: RDTF

LOL, I am not attemoting to highjack this thread. His statement is part of this news cycle. McCain is apparently up next and I am interested to see his reaction as well. Aren’t you?


419 posted on 12/27/2007 7:19:20 AM PST by ShandaLear (Extremists always meet each other full circle.)
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To: ShandaLear

Honestly? I think they should ALL shut up til the actual president has made a statement.


420 posted on 12/27/2007 7:19:21 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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