Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bhutto Assassinated

Via BBC:

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 reportedly set off a bomb.

She was the hope of many in Pakistan for new, democratic rule. See my posts in this blog:

Bhutto to Return to Pakistan

Bhutto Convoy Bombs Kills Dozens

Is West Behind Musharraf's Move?"

Her Obituary



Jos said...

Oh no! Not yet another political murder! Apart from the sadness they bring to the loved ones of the victims, they do bring about so much more violence in turn and cause so much and hard to resolve polarization.

Siani said...

I read of her death about an hour ago, and also posted about it, on Pot-Pourri. It's a very sad day for Pakistan. She was a remarkable woman, so brave, despite knowing the severe peril she was in. I despise fanatics of all kinds. I hope her colleagues are brave enough to continue her fight. Otherwise, the fanatics will have won.

Anndi said...

The hope for Peace does not end here...

May women rise to honour her life.

My condolences to her family and friends.

the teach said...

Yes, Anndi, she deserves honor for what she tried to do in Pakistan. Thanks for commenting.

the teach said...

Thanks a lot, Siani, for your thoughtful comments. I agree with what you say. She is a great loss!

the teach said...

Yes, Jos, it's a terrible thing! She was probably going to win the next elections in Pakistan and bring democracy to that politically violent country.

Roger said...

That so sad.