Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bhutto Assassinated

Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani opposition leader and former Prime Minister, was shot when she appeared at a political campaign rally (I don't know that the shot has been verified). She was then hit by shrapnel when a bomb went off. At least 22 others were killed in the attack.

Bhutto was a strong opposing voice in Pakistan(the first woman to be elected in a Muslim state), and this will likely affect the upcoming elections and the mounting tension within Pakistan. And what will Bush do? The candidates?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the "candidates" is a chief suspect in the murder. The West is very slow to rouse itself to this reality. (If terrorism is so hard for Musharrif to control -- how has HE managed to stay alive all these years? It's becoming clear that he's in cahoots with them, or at the very least knowledgable about their plans.)

Is anyone surprised that the people are rioting?