Thursday, December 27, 2007

Festive...

Because, you know, things just weren't chaotic enough in Pakistan already...


Washington wasted no time in panicking condemning the attack.
"Certainly, we condemn the attack on this rally," said deputy State Department spokesman Tom Casey.
Off the record, he added:
"Oh, crap, things will be completely off the chain now."

11 comments:

JD said...

Personally I am surprised it took them this long to get her. Heck, they stared by bombing her motorcade almost as soon as she got there. . . .

Hate to say it but it was just a matter of how, when and where they would get her. . . .

Makes our political system look pretty good don't it. . ..

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

If Pakistan is gonna go all pear-shaped, I'm gonna have to just go ahead and start smoking again.

CrankyProf said...

How many times did they try to nail her in the last two months? I think we're talking double-digits.

Things are going to go far, far a'gley now.

JD said...

is this what they meant when they came up with FUBAR?

Anonymous said...

al Qaeda hates the current ragime, but they hated Bhutto more, I think, because she was one of them thar "wimmen's" that should be walking ten feet behind you instead of taking part in the manly body politic. Yeah they said she was a puppet of the US, but Musharrif has done more to secure the nukes and fight al Qaeda and the Taliban then Bhutto. To bad the politcal parties and MSM are blaming Musharrif for the assasination already to gain political gravitas to fill the vacume. Reminds me of our own government. The more things change...

Idiots. Whatamess.

Oh, and this is ultimately Bush's fault. You heard it here first...

db

BryanP said...

*sigh*

She has said for years that she expected to die by assassination one day, but she went out of her way to make it easy for them this time. From the Washington Post:

Bhutto, 54, was being driven from the rally in her bulletproof vehicle when she asked that the rooftop hatch be opened so she could bid supporters farewell, according to several aides, including one who was sitting next to her...As she leaned her head through the hatch, between three and five gunshots rang out...

OA said...

Damn shame it happened, but honestly, by her actions she seemed more interested in becoming a martyr than anything else.

Anonymous said...

Bhutto with her white veil, bejeweled blouses, flawless English and flair for drama and theatrical timing, Benazir Bhutto painted herself as lady liberty, a lone woman willing to risk all and stand up to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.
Bhutto said she is the one who can stop Musharraf and his crackdown, which has seen several thousand lawyers, students and political activists arrested. Observers compared the situation in Pakistan to September's uprising in Myanmar, where monks and opposition leader (and Nobel Peace Prize-winner) Aung San Suu Kyi rallied against the military junta.
But Pakistan is not Myanmar, and Bhutto was no Aung San Suu Kyi.
Bhutto is a flawed hero. She has been accused – she said “for political reasons” – of massive corruption while serving twice as prime minister, first in the late 1980s and later in the mid-1990s. Bhutto stands accused of stealing roughly $1.5 billion, mostly in the form of kickbacks on government contracts.
Should we mourn her death?

Anonymous said...

It is a shame that Ms. Bhutto died, but not in any way a surprise. The constant element in all of Pakistan's history is chaos and the violence that accompanies it. Would Pakistan have been any better off if she had been returned to power? I doubt it. Sadly, she may be no less effective as a martyr than she was in life; perhaps more so. Pakistan will be what it is for decades yet; an emphatically third-world country beset by intrigue and assassination, badly governed when governed at all, a refuge for zealots and fanatics.

Anonymous said...

Should we mourn her death?

Every life cut short by Islamic Fundamentalists should be mourned. These self made jihadists are the boil of humanity that needs to be lanced.

Endorsements from the Nobel Peace Prize flavor of the month that gives us laureates like Yasser Arafat, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter and Al Gore are irrelevant.

The Musharrif crackdown, especially on the Bhutto demonstrations, were an attempt to avoid exactly what has happened. Large groups of locals are a target rich environment for the human Molotov Cocktail bombers. (Hey, they already have the rag on their head…)

Musharrif didn't do a lot of things that were politically kosher either, but he did know that Bhutto's assassination would be disastrous for him and his party.

After she was assassinated, the crowd immediately did the rational thing and turned on law enforcement and started rioting, breaking windows, starting fires etc. Yeah. Makes total sense to me too. Not.

All parties in the Pakistani election are not without corruption. They are all masters at spin doctoring and ballot stuffing.

But for the people/political opponents/Pakistani MSM to blame Musharrif for this and then rioting just because your favorite political figure was killed amplifies the instability of the country. They eat each other alive for political gain at the expense of the possibility of losing what little freedom they have left to a malevolent Islamic cult that will enslave or kill them all. Say hello to nuclear holocaust for Allah our brand new axis of evil.

I don't know why anyone would want to govern that crap hole.

To not join together in a common cause to root out the real danger is the height of ignorance at the least and treason at worst.

I give you Harry Reid, who has recently started to figure this out in spades.

db

dr mac said...

Oh my God, ya mean they got nukes ?