Everyone must have heard this news by now, which Lee alluded to, in the previous post.
Benazir Bhutto killed in attack
Benazir Bhutto had been addressing rallies in many parts of Pakistan.
Pakistani former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated in a suicide attack.
Ms Bhutto had just addressed an election rally in Rawalpindi when she was shot in the neck by a gunman who then set off a bomb.
The New York Times has a less than flattering obituary of Benazir.
A hat tip to Wizbang classsic...Mark Steyn normally among the more obsequious of the right wing bloggers, submits that this assassination may be partly attributed to Bush's and the State Department doomed strategy of trying to pull strings i.e. a Musharraf/ Bhutto coalition, Musharraf as civilian president and Bhutto as prime minister, with a Washington perspective; the 'best laid plans of mice and men' or in this case women. This in the end, only served to further put at risk the life of Benazir Bhutto, who with very limited security, had to face the wrath of her Islamic fundamentalists, that she was serving the infidel West.
Benazir's political family has been no stranger to tragedy. Only her mother is still alive. Her four children, including Benazir and her husband have now been killed.
Aftermath: Riots are being reported in various cities. Rawalpindi is in chaos.(where Bhutto was killed and where the Army headquarters are located) Cable and cell phone services has been suspended in most of the country. Rumors are flying of curfews. No word from Musharraf, yet . Getty Images' collection of photos taken at the rally by Aamir Qureshi. (Be warned some are very bloody).
Musharraf has since gone on television and made a brief address "This cruelty is the work of those terrorists with whom we are fighting."
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