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  •  After Bhutto's assassination (6+ / 0-)

    it appeared to be a matter of time.  I hope that he really does leave and that civilian government can be restored.

    When "stupidity" suffices, why search for any other reason?

    by wozzle on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 09:45:35 AM PDT

    •  I haven't heard any news from Pakistan since then (2+ / 0-)
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      Did people continue to blame him for her death, or was there some other factor I'm ignorant of?

      Jerome Corsi is an Internet troll with a book deal.

      by droogie6655321 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 09:52:46 AM PDT

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      •  The official ruling was that it was (3+ / 0-)

        Some breakaway sect of the military.  Oddly enough, that particular place in Pakistan had previously seen no less than two major assassinations prior to Bhutto....

        "Polls are like crack, political activists know they're bad for them but they read them anyways."-Unknown

        by skywaker9 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 09:53:51 AM PDT

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      •  Depends where you are politically, (4+ / 0-)

        most pro-democracy folks believe that Musharraf had her killed (according to my Pakistani neighbor, a pro-democrat).  Bhutto was not a democrat, but she was much further along that path than Musharraf and represented better days to many Pakistanis.

        When "stupidity" suffices, why search for any other reason?

        by wozzle on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 09:58:36 AM PDT

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      •  Ron Suskind discussed this yesterday on Dem. Now (1+ / 0-)
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        Suskind, the author of "The Way of the World" was on Democary Now yesterday, and I caught part of the show, including a discussion w/ Amy Goodman re: Bhutto's assassination. Below is a summary of what I recall, listen to the interview to get it from the horse's more accurate mouth.

        Suskind had a connection who was in regular contact with Bhutto, the last 10 days before her death. According to Suskind, The Bush Admin. pushed Bhutto to return to Pakistan, seeing a joint government between her and Musharraf as a way to legitimize the latter's  dictatorship. The Bush Admin. promised her safety, but didn't follow through, and without this Musharraf withdrew the umbrella of safety that his power could provide.

        At one point Bhutto apparently questioned Musharref about her safety, and he said something like "your safety is dependent on our having a good relationship". The conclusion is that Musharraf, either directly or indirectly, is responsible for Bhutto's death.

        "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy" Hamlet, 1:5

        by synductive99 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:24:11 AM PDT

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