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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

finally ! a conservative speaks !

if Romney is simply the first of the shameful idiots to speak before the current administration has done so, it shows him (and anyone else who would do so) as unfit for office imho

naked raw ambition is about as ugly as it gets

hell i don’t care if clinton was still in office

the president of the united states speaks first ffs


701 posted on 12/27/2007 9:24:46 AM PST by malamute
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To: JFC
Like I said about 100 posts ago.. Hillary will enjoy using this to spotlight her.....

MSM already on the job...check out the picture..they went all the way back to 1995 to find one:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22408007

702 posted on 12/27/2007 9:25:41 AM PST by Libertarian444
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Who benefits most from her assassination?


703 posted on 12/27/2007 9:25:46 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: trumandogz
Who benefits most from her assassination?

A-Q and the Taliban do.

704 posted on 12/27/2007 9:26:42 AM PST by r9etb
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To: COUNTrecount
Very bad.

Perhaps there could be an upside for us down the road, think about it.

Dem's weak Repub strong. (Some anyway)

705 posted on 12/27/2007 9:27:20 AM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: tongue-tied
. I’d bet state of emergency will be declared again. Mussharaf was...where?

What difference does it make. If done at his behest, he would probaby be in his official residence or at the Defence Ministry.

That said, there's too much down side for him to have done this. It'll probably end with him dead as well, or force to flee the country. Then who'll control the nukes?

Mussharaf, like the House of Saud, tried to appease the tiger, in hopes it would eat them last. It rarely works out that way, but even if it does, you still get eaten.

706 posted on 12/27/2007 9:27:42 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Grimmy; RedStateRocker; gonzo; DeaconBenjamin; indcons; sukhoi-30mki; Eyes Unclouded; ECM; ...
Pakistan ۋﮧ۱م

FReepmail if you want on or off
707 posted on 12/27/2007 9:28:15 AM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: peterpaul12345

I think Sharif is probably heavily involved with the attack on Bhutto, and probably staged the attack at his own rally. He is tied in with the Islamists and I don’t believe he had a lot of support, as a candidate. Now he is doing everything to try to point the finger at Musharraf and whip up support. If 48% of Pakistan already supports AQ, this shouldn’t be hard to do.


708 posted on 12/27/2007 9:28:27 AM PST by livius
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To: AppyPappy
Religion of Peace Pieces strikes again
709 posted on 12/27/2007 9:28:49 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
That country was on the brink of destruction...lets just hope this doesn't push it over the edge. Especially since they have .


710 posted on 12/27/2007 9:29:35 AM PST by peterpaul12345
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Means something is up..anybody wanna bet the NSC just got convened?


711 posted on 12/27/2007 9:29:46 AM PST by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: trumandogz; r9etb
A-Q and the Taliban do.

COULDN'T AGREE MORE

712 posted on 12/27/2007 9:31:08 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: El Gato

Musharaf is doing exactly what the Dems want us to do. Appease them and hope you don’t upset them enough to attack. Problem is they are already crazy and want death to Jews, Christians, Bhuddists and anyone not Mooselimb enough.

They will never like us no matter how loud we sing Kumbaya. They understand one language, death.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


713 posted on 12/27/2007 9:31:15 AM PST by bray (Fred, the Law and Order Candidate)
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To: COUNTrecount

Religion of Peace alert.

Alternatively:

Politics Muslim style alert

I am telling you, as long as there is Islam there will NEVER be peace.


714 posted on 12/27/2007 9:32:28 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha (Smoke clears and Fred Thompson is President))
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To: bray
Before you throw out reckless charges, think about what you say. That is nonsense w/o proof. Highly unlikely he could find a suicide killer. AQ is the most likely suspect by a wide margin. Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

No doubt that the opposition is responsible, but exactly which opposition or combination of, will be confirmed as being directly responsible.

The Tali-ban has tentacles throughout the Musharaff government, and AQ could only be in the cheering section.

We just don't know, and may well never know a name or description of the perps, but you can bet there will be a number of arrests, detentions and perhaps a few executions as Musharaff takes this opportunity to do a bit of house cleaning.

715 posted on 12/27/2007 9:32:39 AM PST by Cold Heat (Mitt....2008)
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To: trumandogz

Islam


716 posted on 12/27/2007 9:33:00 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha (Smoke clears and Fred Thompson is President))
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To: Libertarian444
Thanks. Great find

It will be used in Iowa for sure.

U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton with her daughter Chelsea, left, and Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, holding hands with her son Bilawal and daughter Bakhtawar, take a stroll in this March 26, 1995 file photo, in the garden of the prime minister's residence, in Islamabad.

717 posted on 12/27/2007 9:33:31 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: peterpaul12345
I suspect that this entire region will never know peace unless they know Christ. This religion of theirs is built upon violence. The possibility of civil war is now all too real.

If the wrong people take power then there is a real risk that an India/Pakistan war is just around the corner. All those american companies that have moved jobs to India may live to regret that decision.

718 posted on 12/27/2007 9:33:35 AM PST by BRITinUSA
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To: bray
They will never like us no matter how loud we sing Kumbaya. They understand one language, death.

yep....at your knees or at your throat

719 posted on 12/27/2007 9:34:32 AM PST by wardaddy (I have come to the conclusion that even though imperfect....Thompson is my choice by far.)
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To: trumandogz; peterpaul12345

Karachi, 27 Dec. (AKI) - (by Syed Saleem Shahzad) - A spokesperson for the al-Qaeda terrorist network has claimed responsibility for the death on Thursday of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

“We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat [the] mujahadeen,” Al-Qaeda’s commander and main spokesperson Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone call from an unknown location, speaking in faltering English. Al-Yazid is the main al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan.


720 posted on 12/27/2007 9:34:40 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
"A-Q and the Taliban do. COULDN'T AGREE MORE"

Agree. I've said it before & will said it again: "Last time a high profiled political leader was killed in those regions(Ahmed Shah Masoud), 9/11 happened a few days later. Lets hope history does not repeat itself." This attack has all the fixings of an AQ operation.

721 posted on 12/27/2007 9:35:23 AM PST by peterpaul12345
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To: Star Traveler

I agree.


722 posted on 12/27/2007 9:35:31 AM PST by Freedom Dignity n Honor (There are permanent moral truths.)
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To: Cold Heat

This may be an opportunity for him to attack AQ. She was a popular candidate among the people and they have to suspect AQ was the killer. The last thing AQ could afford was a popular elected leader. They need a weak gummit they can take over.

Again, underlines the amazing job our troops and President Bush has done in Iraq and Afghan.

Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops


723 posted on 12/27/2007 9:37:25 AM PST by bray (Fred, the Law and Order Candidate)
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To: peterpaul12345; jveritas

J, what’s the terror chatter looking like today?


724 posted on 12/27/2007 9:37:44 AM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: listenhillary
“As long as we are sending money and he pretends”

Doesn’t that describe the entire ME? The Saudis are the same way, smiling to our faces and funding AQ behind our backs. These aren’t real countries, they are tribes held together by murder, mayhem and money, mostly US petro $$$.

As far as it being too planned for an AQ operation as mentioned by someone previously, 9/11 was meticulously planned, AQ is quite capable of planning and carrying out a simple assasination.

725 posted on 12/27/2007 9:38:13 AM PST by pepperdog
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To: AU72
Remembering that the assassination of the Afghan rebel leader preceded 9-11 by 2 days.

Good point.

Lock and Load.

726 posted on 12/27/2007 9:38:32 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: peterpaul12345; BOBTHENAILER
This is bigger than the hit on Ahmed Shah Masoud.

Way bigger.

Watch the region...

727 posted on 12/27/2007 9:39:07 AM PST by Dog
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To: stevie_d_64
This is really what we needed to close out the year...

Time to revise those "Top News Stories of 2007" lists! I always found it funny that they release those lists before the year ends. They got burned this year, and it makes me happy that they did (not that the assassination itself makes me happy) !

728 posted on 12/27/2007 9:39:58 AM PST by tlj18 (Mike Huckabee is nonsense on stilts.)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

AQ after having their butts kicked in the WoT is impetent and has to take responsibity for any act of violence in S. Asia or the Middle East.

The only person who stands to benefit from this is Musharraf, AQ gains nothing.


729 posted on 12/27/2007 9:40:46 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

Correction.

“Pak is divided into 3 political trains of thought. Democrats, Secularists and ‘Fundamentalists’.” No, it’s Democrats, Secularists, and MUSLIM CRACKPOTS.

My Uncle Bob and Aunt Carroll are fundamentalists. They live in Indiana, he leads a Scout troop, they go to church every Sunday, and they send Bible tracts out with their Christmas cards. Would that Pakistan was filled with such ‘Fundamentalists.’


730 posted on 12/27/2007 9:40:55 AM PST by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. . .now I try to be amused.)
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To: wardaddy

This is something that no Dim understands or dares repeat. Over the next 48 hrs they will prove themselves to be unfit for the office.

These are the same people who did everything they could for AQ to take over Iraq.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


731 posted on 12/27/2007 9:41:08 AM PST by bray (Fred, the Law and Order Candidate)
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To: Dog
This is bigger than the hit on Ahmed Shah Masoud.

Way bigger.

No kidding.....the fuse is lit.

732 posted on 12/27/2007 9:41:13 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: wolfcreek
2008 could be a *made for movies* year.

Yeh, but if LA goes up in a Mushroom cloud, they'll have to make the movies in Texas, or whatever parts of it don't similarly become one with the upper atmosphere.

733 posted on 12/27/2007 9:41:15 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Cold Heat

and they did such a wonderful job securing the crime scene...


734 posted on 12/27/2007 9:41:17 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BOBTHENAILER

CNN is showing the footage of her getting in the SUV...before the hit...could the bomber have been INSIDE the car.....


735 posted on 12/27/2007 9:42:52 AM PST by Dog
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To: El Gato
Mussharaf, like the House of Saud, tried to appease the tiger, in hopes it would eat them last. It rarely works out that way, but even if it does, you still get eaten.

Most likely Musharraf has not been an Al Qaeda appeaser. It's less clear about the Taliban.

736 posted on 12/27/2007 9:44:03 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Publius6961

It was a mistake in the way I said it.
I read last Summer that we had a new agreement with India to provide additional nuclear technology; do not know ALL the details.
However, they obtained more rights under IAEA, (including access to fuel) joining the nuclear super-powers.
It was seen by China as India becoming an “agent” of the U.S.
So, although India had the nukes previously, they couldn’t do as much with them as now.
But, you could try being a little less hysterical.


737 posted on 12/27/2007 9:44:41 AM PST by La Enchiladita (For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given...)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

What I mean is how do you kill a person who is inside her armored SUV.


738 posted on 12/27/2007 9:44:44 AM PST by Dog
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To: Dog

good point. It could be an “insider”


739 posted on 12/27/2007 9:46:11 AM PST by JFC
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To: Dog
CNN is showing the footage of her getting in the SUV...before the hit...could the bomber have been INSIDE the car.....

I did see video of her car with what looked like bullet holes in the front windshield .. though I could be wrong

I would like to know why was she not in a an armor vehicle

740 posted on 12/27/2007 9:46:17 AM PST by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: trumandogz
The only person who stands to benefit from this is Musharraf, AQ gains nothing.

I hate to dignify that idiotic statement with a reply, but I'm compelled.

IMPOTENT (sp), al Qaeda is NOT. Especially in Pakistan. Showing their lethality and reach in a country where they have a 48% approval rating, benefits them greatly, while HURTING the Mush, GREATLY!!!

741 posted on 12/27/2007 9:46:33 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: trumandogz

AQ is not impotent in Pak and have everything to gain by disrupting the elections. They need to recreate the taliban and that ain’t going to happen in Trashcanistan.

They already own much of Northern Pak and now want to take over the remaining. Bhutto would have stabilized the Country and now they have a chance. This was certainly AQ. The same ones who attack Musharraf 4-5 times a year.

Pray for W and Our Troops


742 posted on 12/27/2007 9:47:20 AM PST by bray (Fred, the Law and Order Candidate)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

I feel bad for her, she took great personal risk coming back. May the true Lord have mercy on her and her family.


743 posted on 12/27/2007 9:47:43 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Dog

Worst case scenario means history books may refer to it as akin to the assassination of ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand of the the Habsburg Empire.

But, how convenient for Mush. His main rival eliminated, in Rawalpindi, a military garrison city of all places. A city where you can’t spit without hitting a serving or retired military officer.

The US will not press for elections now nor will any investigations take place into the diversion of US funds by the Pak Army and the ISI.

On a brighter side, after a few days of riots and mayhem, things will calm down. Musharraf will mount a white horse and prove to the US, that he is, at least for now, indispensable and there is no other horse that the US can put its money on.

Talk about Osama being protected by Pakistan will disappear and the world will breathe a sigh of relief that we have a strongman to keep things in line in Pakistan.

How nice and convenient of TehrikeTaliban to perpetuate a killing that benefits the man who would have lost the upcoming election, assuming it wasn’t fixed like all the others where he won overwhelming majorities.

Inshallah. Now send us more money or the Talibs will take over.

The Song remains the same.


744 posted on 12/27/2007 9:48:07 AM PST by swarthyguy (USAma FreedomDay - Day 2500(approx). Who loves ya, baby!)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Thompson statement coming up on Fox.


745 posted on 12/27/2007 9:48:27 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: Dog

I saw that earlier on FOX and the only explanation was that the hit took place further down the road. Never an explanation as to how she was shot, whether inside or outside the vehicle.


746 posted on 12/27/2007 9:49:11 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: swarthyguy

You are right on target.


747 posted on 12/27/2007 9:50:38 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: bray

You said — “... and they have to suspect AQ was the killer.”

Well, they have to “suspect” no longer, since al Qaida has claimed responsibility for the Bhutto assassination, saying that she was a “tool of the west” and they were intent on eliminating her.

Regards,
Star Traveler


748 posted on 12/27/2007 9:50:45 AM PST by Star Traveler
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To: Scythian
I feel bad for her, she took great personal risk coming back.

Me too.

749 posted on 12/27/2007 9:51:22 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Never an explanation as to how she was shot, whether inside or outside the vehicle.

I saw a picture of her standing up in the SUV with her upper body exposed captioned as seconds before the shooting.

750 posted on 12/27/2007 9:51:39 AM PST by AU72
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