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But what was her message, mostkeptsecret. I saw an interview with her the
other day and she sounded like every American politician running for office.  Was that her, or was that the political Bhutto saying whatever she could to ingratiate herself to Western audiences?  I really don't know and do not wish to impugn the woman's character, but it seems that her record as prime minister is checkered and her recent past not exemplary either.

posted by saul_relative on December 30, 2007 at 9:04 PM | link to this | reply

Excellent articles, Azur, and eye-opening as well. Sounds about right,
though.  Let's not do what's right for Pakistan; let's just do what's expedient and most likely to work in our favor.  I saw something on CNN the other night that Bhutto wasn't very well liked among the middle class or even among many of the poor.  Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

posted by saul_relative on December 30, 2007 at 9:01 PM | link to this | reply

Benazhir Bhutto
They Killed Her Body, Not Her Spirit, Her Message Also Stays Alive

Rest In Peace Brave Woman!


posted by mostkeptsecret on December 30, 2007 at 5:45 PM | link to this | reply

Hi Saul

 I have been reading these - fascinating

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2233334,00.html

 

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n24/ali_01_.html

 


posted by Azur on December 30, 2007 at 11:42 AM | link to this | reply

The problem is that there are too many
factors involved here, lots of money and weaponry and politicking.  Bhutto was feared because she was a symbol of change.  She was eliminated because she had the potential to effect some change.  That is not welcome news to peoples who are very conservative and very religious. 

posted by saul_relative on December 28, 2007 at 9:52 PM | link to this | reply

Our government is partially responsible for the political turmoil there,
strat.  Not the assassination, mind you, but the current political turmoil.  It's their ignorance of the peoples and the culture and that 'byzantine' political system that prompts them to do the asinine things they do, like prop up a military regime that isn't popular. 

posted by saul_relative on December 28, 2007 at 9:45 PM | link to this | reply

So sad...
sparks of hope have little chance in that dim region of  the world...

posted by mysteria on December 28, 2007 at 1:00 PM | link to this | reply

This is a very sad -- and frightening -- state of affairs there.
I'm afraid our government are babes in the woods when it comes to dealing with the byzantine levels of diplomacy that is part of all this. And once again, the good get taken out too soon...

posted by strat on December 28, 2007 at 8:42 AM | link to this | reply

This is only too sad, 7stars...

posted by saul_relative on December 27, 2007 at 9:04 PM | link to this | reply

Agreed, Soul Builder, but it is important to our foreign policy in that
region that Pakistan remain at least quasi-stable. 

posted by saul_relative on December 27, 2007 at 9:03 PM | link to this | reply

I saw this as a most possible outcome as well, Azur. When her
motorcade was attacked in October, then the house arrest, this seemed like a road to inevitability.  It is all too sad...

posted by saul_relative on December 27, 2007 at 9:02 PM | link to this | reply

Saul Relative, in following recent events there
I thought this was inevitable. It is chaos there.

posted by Azur on December 27, 2007 at 4:58 PM | link to this | reply

Interesting commentary!!!! I do consider this, though, an internal matter for Pakistan to solve, US foreign policy notwithstanding!!

posted by Soul_Builder101 on December 27, 2007 at 1:44 PM | link to this | reply

Peace has become a dream....so shocking......

posted by star4sky5 on December 27, 2007 at 12:12 PM | link to this | reply

It is just another day of political tragedy, bpitter. History is littered
with countless other stories of assassinations and failed assassinations that have altered subsequent events for good or ill...

posted by saul_relative on December 27, 2007 at 12:12 PM | link to this | reply

You're so right,
Saul_Relative, and even though they express their condolences, you know Musharaf know more than he claims. And Bush should be worried about Musharaf, too. What a disaster.

posted by b2008 on December 27, 2007 at 12:04 PM | link to this | reply

Thanks, kingmi...

posted by saul_relative on December 27, 2007 at 11:56 AM | link to this | reply

saul_relative, well done!

posted by kingmi on December 27, 2007 at 11:27 AM | link to this | reply

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