December 28, 2007

Bhutto

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto is unfortunately one of those things which seemed, in retrospect, inevitable.

The day of her return to Pakistan was marked by an attempt similar to this one. And how does an attack like this happen in Rawalpindi?. The city is the headquarters for Pakistan's armed forces. You would think it would be one of the safest places in Pakistan, with the highest security.

So, either a faction of the military is behind, or tacitly allowed the assassination to occur, or Pakistan is far more insecure than even I thought.

In any event, I don't see this as good for anyone, save for those who thrive on chaos. Heck, even Musharraf doesn't really benefit from this--he was hoping to use her to prop up and legitimize his role.

Posted by Jvstin at December 28, 2007 6:24 AM
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Today on the news they were showing footage of people weeping in the streets. It makes me wonder if my prime minister here were to be slain....would anyone cry?

Posted by: Jay at December 28, 2007 5:30 PM