Skip to comments.Benazir Bhutto Critically Injured At Rally [Update: Bhutto has died]
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.
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
MSM already on the job...check out the picture..they went all the way back to 1995 to find one:
Who benefits most from her assassination?
A-Q and the Taliban do.
Perhaps there could be an upside for us down the road, think about it.
Dem's weak Repub strong. (Some anyway)
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.
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.
Means something is up..anybody wanna bet the NSC just got convened?
COULDN'T AGREE MORE
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.
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Religion of Peace alert.
Politics Muslim style alert
I am telling you, as long as there is Islam there will NEVER be peace.
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.
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.
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.
yep....at your knees or at your throat
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-Qaedas 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.
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.
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.
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J, what’s the terror chatter looking like today?
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.
Lock and Load.
Watch the region...
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) !
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.
“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.’
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.
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No kidding.....the fuse is lit.
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.
and they did such a wonderful job securing the crime scene...
CNN is showing the footage of her getting in the SUV...before the hit...could the bomber have been INSIDE the car.....
Most likely Musharraf has not been an Al Qaeda appeaser. It's less clear about the Taliban.
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.
What I mean is how do you kill a person who is inside her armored SUV.
good point. It could be an “insider”
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
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!!!
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.
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I feel bad for her, she took great personal risk coming back. May the true Lord have mercy on her and her family.
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.
Thompson statement coming up on Fox.
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.
You are right on target.
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.
I saw a picture of her standing up in the SUV with her upper body exposed captioned as seconds before the shooting.