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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Martyr Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto knew she was putting her life at risk, but she felt a duty to return to Pakistan after 8 years in self-imposed exile. Following in the steps of her father and brother, she lost her life while fighting to better her country for it's people. Here she discusses the risks with Wolf Blitzer:



Bhutto was gunned down this morning, at a political rally in Rawalpindi,by a suicide bomber who then killed another 20 people as he blew himself up. Rawalpindi, a former capital, has a history of political violence. The park where Bhutto made her last speech is the same one where the country's first prime minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, was shot to death in 1951. It's also the site where her father was executed in 1979. From an eyewitness report:

As Bhutto left the rally in a white SUV, youths chanted her name and supportive slogans, said Sardar Qamar Hayyat, an official from Bhutto's party who was about 10 yards away. Despite the danger of physical exposure, a smiling Bhutto stuck her head out of the sunroof and responded, he said. "Then I saw a thin young man jumping toward her vehicle from the back and opening fire. Moments later, I saw her speeding vehicle going away. That was the time when I heard a blast and fell down," he said.


Bhutto's assassination may well be the final spark in a region of already smoldering powder kegs. . .

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5 Comments:

Blogger Stan Matuska said...

Very sad news. Benazir Bhutto is one of the bravest women I have ever heard of. She pretty much knew this was going to be her fate, but not even she could have known it would have come this soon.

May she rest in peace, as peace is what she wanted most.

title="comment permalink">December 27, 2007 10:42 PM  
Blogger Dusty said...

The email she left, to be opened upon her death is very revealing..Musharraf is fingered..which isn't a surprise.

title="comment permalink">December 28, 2007 4:41 AM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Sadly, and as horrific as her death is and its consequences will be, it's unlikely to be the worst of the New Year.

Still we'll try, eh. That's what we can do.

namas te

title="comment permalink">December 28, 2007 6:40 AM  
Blogger Human said...

Dusty - How dare you contradict the MSM chant and the inside Intell from the inside Intell pundits. We all know it was Al Qaeda. Word is itsa a Slam Dunk and Pretty Well Confirmed.

To all -
Oh, if it were not for the writers strike TDS would surely have the clips from all the MSM shows with their talking heads repeating "Al Qaeda" over and over.

I'am reminded of The Magic Bullet Theory when I read the Paki Govt's claim that she hit her head so hard in ducking the bullets that she killed herself. It was Bushareff's way of saying, see what happens when you stick your neck out".

Peace.

title="comment permalink">December 28, 2007 5:20 PM  
Blogger libra8964 said...

Goodbye, Pakistani Rose
By Yiyan HAN (copyright(c))
Last modified: 2008-01-01 (2007-12-29)

In remembrance of Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated on 27 December 2007, in a combined shooting and suicide bomb attack during a political rally of the Pakistan People's Party in the Liaquat National Bagh in Rawalpindi. Today, my surname is Khan, one of the most common surnames in Pakistan.

Disclaimer: The modified song lyrics in this blog is purely for my personal use. The copyright of 'Candle in the Wind' belongs to the original authors, and it must not be violated.


Goodbye, Pakistani rose
May you ever blossom in our hearts
You were a ray of sunshine
In a place of the darkest night
You called out to our country
And cried out for justice and freedom
Now the star Bhutto who's true to Benazir
Watches over our people from the heaven

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a torch in the storm
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
On the longest road to Rawalpindi
Your leading figure's left long before
Your legend ever will

Bravery we've lost
These empty days without your voice
This torch we'll always carry
For one of our nation's greatest daughters
And even though we try
The truth brings us to tears
All our words cannot express
Your uphill struggle through the years

Goodbye, Pakistani rose
From a country lost without your soul
Who'll miss the wings of your compassion
More than you'll ever know

Goodbye, Pakistani rose
May you ever blossom in our hearts
Your leading figure's left long before
Your legend ever will

Goodbye, Pakistani rose
May you ever blossom in our hearts
Your leading figure's left long before
Your legend ever will

The origin of the song "Candle in the Wind" may be found at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/diana/lyrics.html

title="comment permalink">January 01, 2008 10:04 AM  

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