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  • 600 ‘suicide bombers’ lurking in twin cities (Pakistan)

    07/28/2007 5:53:09 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 46 replies · 1,956+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Sunday, July 29, 2007 | Sharif Khan
    “Around 600 students of Jamia Hafsa and Jamia Fareedia have not returned to their homes after the Lal Masjid operation. These are the people called ‘missing students’ and they are hiding in madrassas and mosques in and around the two cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi. They are walking bombs and are determined to blow themselves up any time, anywhere,” said a source directly involved in the ongoing investigation of suicide blasts in the country.Lal Masjid prayer leader Maulana Abdul Aziz said that five to six hundred students of the two madrassas had been trained, equipped and brainwashed to carry out suicide...
  • Three al-Qaeda leaders killed in US attack (the Libi raid)

    02/05/2008 4:44:09 AM PST · by Dog · 50 replies · 133+ views ^ | 5 Feb. 2008
    Kuwait City, 5 Feb. (AKI) - The US air raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Abu Layth al-Libi in Pakistan is reported to have also killed three other leaders from the terrorist network. According to the Kuwaiti daily, al-Watan, two Kuwaitis and a Libyan also died in the missile attack conducted by a Predator aircraft on January 25 in Mir Ali, in North Waziristan on the border of Afghanistan. The daily said the attack was aimed at what was believed to have been an al-Qaeda summit meeting. Abu Obeida Tawari al-Obeidi and Abu Adel al-Kuwaiti were reportedly there with al-Libi.Abu Adel...
  • Egyptian editor backtracks after saying 'Americans will be killed in streets'

    01/18/2014 8:03:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 18, 2014 | Patrick Kingsley in Cairo
    A prominent Egyptian editor who threatened that Americans could be slaughtered in the streets has been forced to backtrack on his remarks after they were reported by western media. In an extreme example of the growing xenophobic rhetoric by media outlets who back the country's army chief, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Mostafa Bakry made the threat on a major TV talkshow, also warning the US president, Barack Obama, and his "puppets" that "we will enter their houses, and we will kill them one by one". Bakry speculated that the US government planned to assassinate Sisi, who ousted Egypt's first democratically...
  • Pakistan's Musharraf charged with murder of Benazir Bhutto

    08/20/2013 4:11:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    A court in Pakistan charged former military dictator Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday with the 2007 murder of Benazir Bhutto in an unprecedented move likely to anger the all-powerful army.
  • Osama bin Laden was US Operator Destabilising Benazir: Zardari

    05/11/2009 4:58:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 1,394+ views
    Sindh Today ^ | 5/11/09
    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has alleged that elusive Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was a US operator who had tried to destabilise his late wife Benazir Bhutto’s government back in 1989. In fact, as premier Bhutto had “warned America about Osama bin Laden in 1989 with a call to then US president George H. Bush”, Zardari said on NBC’s Meet the Press programme Sunday. “She rang senior Bush and asked of him: ‘Are you destabilizing my government?’ because he (apparently referring to bin Laden) paid the then opposition $10 million to overthrow the first woman elected (prime minister)...
  • Pakistanis Reject U.S. Partnership ["Significant Rejection" In US As Partner Against War on Terror]

    09/30/2009 7:24:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 320+ views
    NYTimes ^ | September 30, 2009
    Pakistanis Reject U.S. Partnership By JANE PERLEZ Published: September 30, 2009 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Even with the arrival of the Obama administration and the prospect of substantially increased aid, more Pakistanis — an overwhelming majority — continued to reject the United States as a partner to fight militancy in their country, a new poll finds. The survey, conducted by the Washington-based International Republican Institute, underscored the difficulties the Obama administration faced in its efforts to tamp down Islamic militancy in this strategically vital nation. The I.R.I. is a nonprofit pro-democracy group affiliated with the Republican Party and financed by the...
  • Report: Pakistani president suspected of graft in submarine sale

    11/11/2009 9:51:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies · 604+ views
    Report: Pakistani president suspected of graft in submarine sale South Asia News Nov 10, 2009, 10:56 GMT Paris - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is suspected of having received millions of dollars in kickbacks from the 1994 sale of three French submarines to the Pakistani Navy, the daily Liberation reported Tuesday. In addition, investigators believe that the non-payment of the full amount of the agreed kickbacks may have led to the deaths of 11 French nationals in a 2002 terror attack in the city of Karachi. In the report, Liberation says it acquired documents that allegedly show that Zardari received...
  • Pakistani President Warns of Military Takeover

    12/28/2011 11:35:54 AM PST · by Qbert · 4 replies
    KABC-AM ^ | 12/28/2011 | KABC-AM
    (ISLAMABAD) -- Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is hoping to head off a potential military coup by imploring Pakistanis to reject attempts at usurping democracy. Zardari made his remarks Tuesday in southern Sindh province on the fourth anniversary of the assassination of his late wife, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Bhutto had just returned from exile two months earlier and was rumored to be seeking a return to power when she was slain on Dec. 27, 2007. [Snip] Zardari has always had uneasy relations with Pakistan's powerful military and his camp believes they will either try to remove him by...
  • 'Benazir wanted retaliatory strikes on Indian nuke sites'

    08/31/2009 8:31:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies · 682+ views
    'Benazir wanted retaliatory strikes on Indian nuke sites' August 31, 2009 12:12 IST Slain Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto [ Images ] had asked the Pakistan Air Force to be ready for attacking India's nuclear facilities, when reports surfaced in 1990 that United States, Israel and India were planning to strike Pakistan's nuclear establishments. In an interview with a private television channel, former Chief of Army Staff Mirza Aslam Beg revealed that Bhutto had directed the PAF to prepare itself for attacking India. Beg said Bhutto remained 'rock solid' amid reports that US, Israel and India were planning to attack...
  • History Channel 2 Hour Documentary Premier: The True Story of Charlie Wilson

    12/21/2007 7:32:45 PM PST · by flattorney · 302 replies · 13,647+ views
    History Channel et. al. ^ | December 22, 2007 | Staff
    Produced by Wild Eyes Prods. Executive producers, Carl H. Lindahl, David Keane; producers, Ryan Spyker, Aaron Cowden; director, Keane; writers, Bowden, Terrence Henry. Narrator: Bill Lloyd. Editor, Justin Inda; music, Michael Plowman. Running time: 120 Min. “Charlie Wilson’s War” (Wide Release Theater Movie) Genres: Comedy, Drama, Adaptation, Biopic and War Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min. Release Date: December 21st, 2007 MPAA Rating: R for strong language, nudity/sexual content and some drug use. Distributors: Universal Pictures Distribution Production Co.: Icarus Productions, Participant Productions, Relativity Media, Playtone Studios: Universal Pictures Filming Locations: Morocco Los Angeles, California USA Produced in: United...
  • Pakistani Militant Leader Threatens Washington, London and New York

    01/28/2008 10:16:36 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 17 replies · 340+ views ^ | Monday, January 28, 2008
    More Dangerous Than Osama Militant Leader Claims He Is Fighting a 'Defensive' Jihad to Destroy the White House ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: He is more dangerous to Pakistan than Osama bin Laden, analysts say. He may be the single most important person in Pakistan's fight for its future. And for the first time, he has described the goals and the details of the network of militants responsible for the most violent time in Pakistan in 60 years. During a 25-minute sit-down with al Jazeera, Baitullah Mehsud, the man Pakistan blames for killing former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, claims he is fighting a...
  • Benazir Bhutto: In Life and Death, a Blessing to the Jihadists

    01/08/2008 2:30:45 PM PST · by Islamwatch · 5 replies · 94+ views
    islam-watch ^ | 08 Jan, 2008 | Alamgir Hussain
    After her death, Ms Bhutto has emerged as an icon of secularism and modernity in the Islamic world, a courageous political leader and a champion democrat, a champion of women’s rights, and a fighter against the Jihadists. Her death has been compared to Gandhi’s and her political struggle to Aung San Suu Kyi’s. She was going to replace the rogue dictatorship of President Musharraf to institute democracy and secularism in Pakistan. In a thoughtful analysis, however, it turns out that the majority of these epithets bestowed on her career and legacy are not accurate. Her most devastating action, not only...
  • Clinton errs on Pakistan

    01/01/2008 6:15:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 448+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 1, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was praised in the wake of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for demonstrating her command of the players and the issues at stake in Pakistan, even as another candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, was criticized for stumbling over details. But in two confident television appearances, on CNN and ABC, Clinton made an elementary error about Pakistani politics: She described President Pervez Musharraf as a "candidate" who would be "on the ballot." In fact, Musharraf was reelected to the presidency in October. The upcoming elections are for parliament, and while Musharraf's party...
  • Thompson warns threat of mushroom cloud real

    12/31/2007 2:00:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 119+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 31, 2007
    GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson is warning the biggest threat facing America isn't economic or social or even political: It's the danger from nuclear terrorism. "That the years ahead will be dangerous needs no elaboration from me," Thompson, a former U.S. senator from Tennessee, says in a new video prepared for Iowa voters who will caucus later this week. "Most Americans know the forces of terrorism will not rest until a mushroom cloud hangs over one of our cities," he said. Thompson, who is trailing several other candidates in Iowa, said those other issues, such as "economy, taxes, protecting our...
  • Our World: Its Not Personal: Its War (Caroline Glick On Winning The War Against Islamofascism Alert)

    12/31/2007 12:12:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 255+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/31/2007 | Caroline Glick
    One of the natural and negative consequences of political assassinations is that they personalize the general and simplify the complex. Policies formed in the aftermath of assassinations are rarely wise and tend to focus on secondary - personal - issues while ignoring larger strategic ones. It is fairly clear that this is what is happening in the international reaction to last Thursday's assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Bhutto's husband Asif Ali Zadawi and her teenage son have now taken charge of her political party in the interest of maintaining her "legacy." Backed by the Bush administration, they...
  • Pakistan After Benazir Bhutto: No Good Answers

    12/31/2007 8:17:56 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 3 replies · 121+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 31, 2007 | David Karki
    The assassination of former and potentially future Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has left Pakistan in complete turmoil. Elections were scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, and no one is certain as of this writing whether they will go forward or not. Nor is it clear who the candidates on the ballot will be, much less which of them might win. And then there's the issue of whether President Pervez Musharraf will step aside or even share power no matter the result.
  • Benazir Bhutto's Killers Prove They're Scared of Democracy

    12/31/2007 8:12:33 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 2 replies · 122+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 31, 2007 | Dan Calabrese
    The now-martyred Benazir Bhutto was far from perfect in her two stints a Pakistan’s prime minister, and she would probably have been far from perfect had she served a third. But she didn’t need to be perfect. Bhutto was the only person who represented the serious hope of a democratic Pakistan, and that’s why those most threatened by democracy murdered her.
  • The Profession Of Death (How Islamofascism Wrecks Muslim Societies Alert)

    12/30/2007 3:54:38 PM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies · 866+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/31/2007 | Barry Rubin
    Much will be said about Benazir Bhutto's assassination; little will be understood about what it truly means. I'm not speaking here about Pakistan, of course, as important as that country is, but rather the lesson - as if we needed any more - for that broad Middle East which begins in Pakistan and ends on the Atlantic Ocean coast. The following is a true story. Back in 1946, an American diplomat asked an Iranian editor why his newspaper angrily criticized the United States but never the Soviet Union. The Iranian said it was obvious. "The Russians," he said, "they kill...
  • The Best Laid Five Minute Plans Of Bill Richardson (Mark Steyn: Pakistan's Islamist Pathology Alert)

    12/30/2007 12:40:32 PM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 639+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/30/2007 | Mark Steyn
    It’s tempting to rerun my column on Pakistan from a month ago. Not because I predicted the assassination of Benazir Bhutto or offered any other great insight, but rather for the opposite reason: “Everyone’s an expert on Pakistan, a faraway country of which we know everything: General Musharraf should do this, he shouldn’t have done that, the State Department should lean on him to do the other… Well, I dunno. It seems to me a certain humility is appropriate when offering advice to Islamabad.” Oh, well. In the stampede of instant experts unveiling their Pakistani solutions-in-a-box, some contributions are worthy...
  • Grieving for Benazir - Where is the outrage among the world's democratic leaders?

    12/30/2007 10:12:16 AM PST · by neverdem · 76 replies · 220+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 30, 2007 | BERNARD-HENRI LEVY
    They have killed a woman. A beautiful woman. A visible, indeed a conspicuously, spectacularly visible woman. A woman who made a point not only of holding rallies in one of the world's most dangerous countries, but did so with her face uncovered, unveiled--the exact opposite of the shameful, hidden women, the condemned creatures of Satan, who are the only women tolerated by these apostles of a world without women. They killed a Jew, Daniel Pearl. They killed Ahmed Shah Massoud, the great guerilla leader against the Taliban, a moderate Muslim, a cultivated man and free spirit. They tried for years...
  • The Incredible Success of the Bush Doctrine

    12/30/2007 7:36:10 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 139+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 12/30/07 | Purple Mountains
    On an earlier post, I made the comment that Benazir Bhutto’s assassination should remind voters that we still live in a very dangerous world, and we need a grown-up as president with the wisdom and the strength of character to utilize our military to protect our interests and our citizens. I went on to say that this rules out all Democrat candidates. Since some either do not understand what this means (or PRETEND not to understand), lets explore this further. All through the 1990’s, a Democrat administration dealt with Islamic terrorism as if it were a problem for the civilian...
  • A face in the crowd: Benazir Bhutto's assassin (new photos)

    12/30/2007 1:09:26 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 294+ views
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 30, 2007 | Massoud Ansari, Junian Kossoff
    Excerpt - "Long live Bhutto," Benazir Bhutto shouted, waving to the crowd surging around her car. They were her last words before three gunshots rang out and she slumped back on to her seat. "She did not say anything more," said Safdar Abbassi, her chief political adviser, who was sitting behind her. In the first eyewitness account from inside the car, Dr Abbassi told The Sunday Telegraph: "All of a sudden there was the sound of firing. I heard the sound of a bullet."I saw her: she looked as though she ducked in when she heard the firing. We did...
  • Thompson steps up rhetoric, visibility in Iowa

    12/29/2007 11:10:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 194+ views
    WBIR-TV ^ | December 28, 2007 | Bill Theobald
    OSKALOOSA, Iowa - Fred Thompson has shied from directly criticizing his Republican rivals seeking the presidential nomination. He's also not been part of the daily lineup of television ads jamming Iowa's airwaves. Both changed Friday. Thompson called on Mike Huckabee to explain why he wants the United States to apologize for Thursday's killing of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. The former Tennessee senator said he was concerned what people around the world "will think when they see a presidential candidate was apologizing" for the assassination. "That's hard to understand," he said. Huckabee on Thursday offered "our sincere concern and apologies...
  • Bhutto Killing Puts EuroLeaders On Notice: Time to Choose

    12/29/2007 10:30:10 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 122+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Scott Ott
    Bhutto Killing Puts EuroLeaders On Notice: Time to Choose Friday, December 28, 2007 10:05 AM by Scott Ott The assassination of Benazir Bhutto has put on notice the leaders of every European nation. Your secularism, your democracy will not stand. The growing Muslim populations in your own lands that you have done so much to tolerate, protect and celebrate, will soon rise up against you. Sharia law shall become your law. The Caliph shall rule you. It remains only for you to choose submission or assassination. This bullet to the neck of democracy in Pakistan should cause a twinge in...
  • Thompson greets packed room at Hotel Ottumwa

    12/29/2007 4:04:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 196+ views
    The Ottumwa Courier ^ | December 28, 2007 | Matt Milner
    OTTUMWA — Fred Thompson’s campaign slogged through yet another winter storm to get to Ottumwa supporters on Friday. His reward was a packed room at Hotel Ottumwa. The audience was younger than that for most campaign events. It helped that school is out for the winter break. And it helped that Thompson’s visit was in the middle of the day. That was part of what convinced Phil and Constance Cavanaugh to bring their three children. Not that the Cavanaughs follow the school schedule. They home school the kids. “It’s the timing of the event, and he’s my second choice,” Phil...
  • Bhutto aide says bathed body, saw bullet wound

    12/28/2007 11:59:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 65 replies · 361+ views
    AFP ^ | December 29, 2007
    Bhutto aide says bathed body, saw bullet wound AFP Saturday, December 29, 2007 13:07 IST ISLAMABAD: A close aide to Benazir Bhutto told on Saturday she saw a bullet wound in the Pakistani opposition leader's head when she bathed her body after her assassination. Bhutto's spokeswoman Sherry Rehman, who said she was in the former premier's motorcade at the time of the gun and suicide attack, rejected government claims that the death was caused when Bhutto's head hit her sunroof. "I was actually part of the party which bathed her body before the funeral," said Rehman, who added that her...
  • Arnaud de Borchgrave: Failing nuclear power (Pakistan)

    12/28/2007 10:15:06 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 173+ views
    United Press International (excerpt) ^ | December 28, 2007 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    Excerpts - ~ snip ~ Bhutto told this reporter two weeks before she flew home on Oct. 18 about her plans to flush the Taliban and al-Qaida out of FATA. She wanted to open up FATA to the country's principal political parties to compete with a coalition of six politico-religious parties, known as Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, now the only ones allowed to campaign there. The objective was to wean Pashtun tribesmen from MMA, Taliban and al-Qaida control. This was to be done in conjunction with some $750 million in U.S. aid already authorized to bring basic improvements to mountain villages that...
  • Four cardinal principles of security violated, say Indian experts

    12/28/2007 9:55:03 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 53 replies · 154+ views
    The Hindu ^ | Dec 29, 2007 | Praveen Swami
    Four cardinal principles of security violated, say Indian experts Praveen Swami New Delhi: While Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Mahmud Ali Durrani, maintains that Pervez Musharraf’s government provided “unprecedented security” to Benazir Bhutto, Indian security experts disagree. Speaking to The Hindu, a senior Special Protection Group official who reviewed available footage of the attack described Ms. Bhutto’s security as “dismal, almost as bad as if it was designed to facilitate her assassination.” Set up in the wake of Indira Gandhi’s assassination, the elite SPG provides security to both serving and past Indian Prime Ministers and their families. e-mail to...
  • Violence and Chaos as New Year Dawns

    12/28/2007 3:46:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 244+ views
    NewsMax ^ | December 28, 2007 | Jonathan Falwell
    G.K. Chesterton once stated, “When learned men begin to use their reason, then I generally discover that they haven’t got any.” I believe that sentiment defines the way many people — including me, on occasion — look at our world today. As we prepare to enter the year 2008, our world is encountering widespread turmoil and confusion. The shocking assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto rekindles the fears we have of militant terrorists who will recklessly sacrifice their own lives to carry on their reign of terror. And while the experts and pundits and politicians continue to weigh...
  • YouTube: Benazir Bhutto discusses her murderers

    12/28/2007 10:12:50 AM PST · by ckilmer · 6 replies · 319+ views
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    Benazir Bhutto discusses her murderers
  • Bhutto died trying to duck from blast, not bullet or bomb: ministry

    12/28/2007 9:41:45 AM PST · by nuconvert · 107 replies · 285+ views
    Bhutto died trying to duck from blast, not bullet or bomb: ministry ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan's interior ministry said Friday that Benazir Bhutto died from hitting her vehicle's sunroof when she tried to duck after a suicide attack, and that no bullet or shrapnel was found in her. Ministry spokesman Brigadier Javed Cheema said the opposition leader had died from a head wound she sustained when she smashed against the sunroof's lever as she tried to shelter inside the car. "The lever struck near her right ear and fractured her skull," Cheema said. "There was no bullet or metal shrapnel...
  • Pakistan military can deliver security, but not a long-term solution

    12/28/2007 7:22:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 253+ views
    The Times,U.K ^ | December 28, 2007 | Bronwen Maddox
    Times Online December 28, 2007 Pakistan military can deliver security, but not a long-term solution Bronwen Maddox, Chief Foreign Commentator of The Times The burning barricades set up across Karachi today by Benazir Bhutto's supporters do not have to presage civil war. Pakistan has gone through a year of crisis, as eight years of military rule has unravelled, yet enough of the country's institutions work well to have provided a powerful steadying influence through the growing turmoil. The military itself, the strongest organisation in the country, is the biggest insurance against widespread sectarian violence. The civil service, the judiciary (even...
  • After the shock( of Bhutto's death)

    12/28/2007 7:19:04 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies · 52+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 29, 2007 | Greg Sheridan
    After the shock Greg Sheridan, foreign editor | December 29, 2007 The West is failing to keep alive its friends in the Muslim world. Foreign editor Greg Sheridan writes that Thursday's murder also underlines the failures of Pakistan's dictatorial President THE assassination of Benazir Bhutto is a catastrophe for Pakistani democracy and society. It is also a savage setback in the larger war on terror. To assassinate a two-time prime minister, a moderate and liberal woman leader in the world's only Islamic nuclear power, is a signal victory for the terrorists. Bhutto's assassination also has wide geo-strategic consequences. It leaves...
  • Benazir and Rajiv, linked by dynasty and death

    12/28/2007 7:08:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 149+ views
    The Telegraph,India ^ | December 27, 2007 | RADHIKA RAMASESHAN
    Benazir and Rajiv, linked by dynasty and death RADHIKA RAMASESHAN New Delhi, Dec. 27: A still-young former Prime Minister, faced with a make-or-break election, is killed in a suicide attack at a rally venue. Benazir Bhutto, or Rajiv Gandhi? Sonia Gandhi’s condolence message to Benazir’s family today reflected one of the many threads that link the two most illustrious political dynasties of India and Pakistan. Benazir’s assassination is “a painful reminder of the threat posed by the forces of violence and terror to the civilised world”, the Congress president said. “Her life’s unrealised potential has been cut short. For the...
  • Benazir Bhutto (Mark Steyn)

    12/28/2007 6:08:58 AM PST · by nuconvert · 152 replies · 388+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Dec. 27, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Benazir Bhutto [Mark Steyn] Dec. 27, 2007 Benazir Bhutto's return to Pakistan had a mad recklessness about it which give today's events a horrible inevitability. As I always say when I'm asked about her, she was my next-door neighbor for a while - which affects a kind of intimacy, though in fact I knew her only for sidewalk pleasantries. She was beautiful and charming and sophisticated and smart and modern, and everything we in the west would like a Muslim leader to be - though in practice, as Pakistan's Prime Minister, she was just another grubby wardheeler from one of...
  • Mika Finds 'Friend' to Blame Bush for Bhutto

    12/28/2007 5:51:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies · 185+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call it the Brzezinski Variation of the Some-Say Gambit. In the wake of the Bhutto assassination, Morning Joe panelist Mika Brzezinski has broken out a "friend" to put the blame on George Bush. Joe Scarborough dialogued with Mika from Florida, where he has been spending the week. View video here. Excerpts:
  • Bhutto killing highlights Thompson campaign's main theme

    12/27/2007 5:39:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 316+ views
    December 27, 2008 | Bill Theobald
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  • Ex-[University of WI] Prof, Bhutto Confidante Stunned by Assassination

    12/27/2007 4:10:18 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies · 239+ views ^ | December 27, 2007 | Bill Glauber
    "Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God!" was initially all that Dr. Amna Buttar could say this morning, stunned to find out that former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto had been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a political rally in Rawalpindi today. Buttar, until recently an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, had been in Pakistan since October, joining Bhutto on the former prime minister's triumphant return to her native country after eight years in exile. "Everyone is in shock," Buttar said. "It is very sad." Bhutto was killed following a rally for...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-27-07

    12/27/2007 5:04:55 PM PST · by snugs · 88 replies · 298+ views
    Today the President spoke from his raunch in Crawford Texas on the death of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. He also telephoned Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke with Amin Fahim, who is Benazir Bhutto successor as the head of the Pakistani People's Party and also called Bhutto's widower, Asif Ali Zardari, to express her condolences, State Department spokesman Tom Casey said. During a Press gaggle with Scott Stanzel many comments and questions arose regarding her death etc - Click here for further details Pray for President Bush -- Day 2660 Enjoy your visit to...
  • Assassinated Pakistan Leader Benazir Bhutto Was Strong Abortion Opponent

    12/27/2007 4:00:59 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 672+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/27/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Islamabad, Pakistan ( -- The world mourned the loss of assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto on Thursday, but her death was more than a setback for those hoping for democracy in this war-torn nation. Bhutto was a member of an international pro-life women's movement that understood abortion causes medical, mental health and other problems for women.When Bhutto was the prime minister of Pakistan, she helped lead a delegation to the 1994 Cairo population conference that confronted abortion advocates looking to make abortion an international right."I dream ...of a world where we can commit our social resources to the development...
  • The lesson of Bhutto's assassination: No holiday from history

    12/27/2007 3:33:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 66+ views
    Right Side of the Rainbow ^ | December 27, 2007
    Benazir Bhutto is dead, assassinated Thursday at a campaign rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan: "Bhutto, 54, was leaving the rally in her bulletproof vehicle when she asked that the rooftop hatch be opened so she could bid supporters farewell, aides who were with her said. She leaned her head through the hatch, and several gunshots rang out, an aide seated next to her said. Just as Bhutto sank into her seat, a large bomb detonated outside the vehicle. The left side of Bhutto’s face was badly bloodied, aides said, but it was not clear whether she’d been hit by bullets or...
  • Threat Matrix: December 2007

    12/01/2007 8:47:13 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,428 replies · 7,285+ views
    Calculating the Risks in Pakistan A small group of U.S. military experts and intelligence officials convened in Washington for a classified war game last year, exploring strategies for securing Pakistan's nuclear arsenal if the country's political institutions and military safeguards began to fall apart. The secret exercise — conducted without official sponsorship from any government agency, apparently due to the sensitivity of its subject — was one of several such games the U.S. government has conducted in recent years examining various options and scenarios for Pakistan's nuclear weapons: How many troops might be required for a military intervention in...
  • Arnaud de Borchgrave - Pakistani suspects galore (Benazir Bhutto assassination)

    12/27/2007 2:20:16 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 115+ views
    United Press International (excerpt) ^ | December 27, 2007 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Suspects in the assassination of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto number in the tens of thousands. Some 800 Pakistanis have been killed by suicide bombers in the past year. Bhutto had a close brush with death Oct. 18, a few hours after returning from eight years of self-imposed exile in Dubai and London. The suicide bomber killed more than 140 people and injured 350, some a few feet from where she was sitting in a large vehicle. Bhutto knew of at least three extremist leaders who had ordered her assassination. She had received a letter...
  • Bhutto killing shows threat facing U.S., Thompson says

    12/27/2007 1:10:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 324+ views
    The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle | December 27, 2007 | Bill Theobald
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  • Fred Thompson on Benazir Bhutto assassination (Fox Interview)

    12/27/2007 11:14:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies · 368+ views
    Fred08 ^ | December 27, 2007
    HARRIS FAULKNER : Senator, your reaction, first, to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. FRED THOMPSON : It is a tragedy, of course. It reminds us that things can happen in faraway places of the world that can affect the United States. I think this should be of great concern to us. It is almost a perfect storm in a very bad sense because two forces are operating against each other that are both desirable. One is democracy: they were making progress in that regard in that country. Former prime minister Bhutto was an important part of that process. But the...
  • Pakistan's Bhutto killed in attack

    12/27/2007 6:00:47 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 103 replies · 653+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 27.2007 | SADAQAT JAN and ZARAR KHAN
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide attack that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, aides said. "The surgeons confirmed that she has been martyred," Bhutto's lawyer Babar Awan said.
  • Several dead in blast outside Bhutto rally [Update: Bhutto has died]

    12/27/2007 4:27:20 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 108 replies · 195+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2007
  • Will Benazir have control of nukes if returns to power?

    11/26/2007 9:23:25 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 239+ views
    Daily Times,Pakistan ^ | November 27, 2007 | Khalid Hasan
    Will Benazir have control of nukes if returns to power? * Report says Benazir saw Dr AQ Khan as a potential ally * She reacted differently to sharing N-technology with Iran, N Korea By Khalid Hasan WASHINGTON: If Benazir Bhutto assumed power, it remains an open question if she would be willing to exert civilian control over Pakistan’s nuclear programme, or would even have the ability to do so, according to a report published here. According to an article by Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins in Foreign Policy, published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on a 1989 visit...
  • Fox News Watch: MSM Backing Bhutto

    11/11/2007 10:22:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 64+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Should I be worried? I just agreed with something Neal Gabler said. On yesterday's Fox News Watch, the liberal media critic opined that the MSM is backing Benazir Bhutto over Pervez Musharraf in the current Pakistan crisis -- and not for the loftiest of motives . . . [Also includes interesting historical footnote on Willie Horton episode.] View video here.
  • Curry Crack Up: Shouted Questions, Breaking Voice in Bhutto Interview

    10/22/2007 6:35:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies · 624+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Veering from the accusatory to the adoring, there was only one constant in Ann Curry's interview of Benazir Bhutto aired on this morning's "Today": an over-the-top emotionalism that had the show's news anchor lurching from shouted accusations to the verge of tears. Curry is in Pakistan this week, and scored an exclusive with Bhutto, whose triumphal return to the country where she has served as Prime Minister ended in tragedy as terrorist bombs on her motorcade route killed about 140 people. Curry began her interview by focusing on Bhutto's feelings of responsibility for those deaths. While the words are telling,...