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2007-12-27 India-Pakistan
Update: Morticia DEAD
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Posted by Frank G 2007-12-27 08:20|| || Front Page|| [33 views ]  Top
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#1 Something wicked this way comes.
Posted by doc 2007-12-27 08:24||   2007-12-27 08:24|| Front Page Top

#2 Live updates Here.
Posted by doc 2007-12-27 08:25||   2007-12-27 08:25|| Front Page Top

#3 RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide bombing that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, a party aide and a military official said.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was seriously injured and was undergoing surgery Thursday after she was wounded in a suicide attack that killed at least 20 other people, a party aide said.

Safdar Abbasi said Bhutto was hit in the bomb blast.

"BB is serious and she is in the operating theater," he told The Associated Press. Other top leaders of Bhutto's party were at the Rawalpindi General Hospital, crying.
Posted by tu3031 2007-12-27 08:26||   2007-12-27 08:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Expect riots and burning of American flags. (Standard Pakistan reaction to ANY event).
Posted by DMFD 2007-12-27 08:41||   2007-12-27 08:41|| Front Page Top

#5 "At 6:16 p.m. she expired," said Wasif Ali Khan, a member of Bhutto's party who was at Rawalpindi General Hospital where she was taken after the attack.

A senior military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment, confirmed that Bhutto had died.

Her supporters at the hospital began chanting "Dog, Musharraf, dog," referring to Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf. Some of them smashed the glass door at the main entrance of the emergency unit, others burst into tears.
Posted by tu3031 2007-12-27 08:42||   2007-12-27 08:42|| Front Page Top

#6 Im sad for Bhutto, and sad for all of us.

This is NOT good, people.
Posted by Liberalhawk 2007-12-27 08:54||   2007-12-27 08:54|| Front Page Top

#7 A party security adviser said Bhutto was shot in neck and chest as she got into her vehicle to leave the rally in Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad. A gunman then blew himself up.
Posted by tu3031 2007-12-27 08:57||   2007-12-27 08:57|| Front Page Top

#8 Let's see. She escaped the bomber, was well away from him when the bomb detonated and now she is dead. Am I a the only one who thinks she was killed later and teh bomber was just for coverup?
Posted by JFM">JFM  2007-12-27 12:19||   2007-12-27 12:19|| Front Page Top

#9 No, you're not, JFM. I'm with you. The extra body parts and blood were a distraction.
Posted by Seafarious 2007-12-27 12:22||   2007-12-27 12:22|| Front Page Top

#10 It's very possible Farahtullah Babar saw her get into the vehicle and thought she was safe. She apparantly died from the gunshot wounds.
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2007-12-27 13:32||   2007-12-27 13:32|| Front Page Top

#11 Another strange thing: what weapon was used, apparently a pistol or revolver since he had to close for the bomb and a rifle would have benn noticed. And he shoots at neck and head (obviously because he thinks Benazir could have been carrying a body armor. Now at least you are very, very thoroughly trained try, just try to hit a so small targat as a head beyond three yars with only two or thre tenths of second for aiming.

For the record American cops are trained to aim at the body mass on the assumption that such niceties like firing at the head are far too difficult and they still need to send a lot of bullets to hit anything. US Marine perosnnel who carry pistols are also trained to shoot at body mass.

And this jihadi aimed at the head and didn't fail. Either he was te reoncarnation of Jessie James, Buffalo Bill and Wiatt Earp put together or he was well inside the perimeter of the bodyguards or rthe bomber was there just for the show and the shots were made by a sniper with a rifle and plenty of time for taking aim. Or, she was rushed out of scene "for her safety" and once she was no longer with her henchmen she was murdered in cold blood.
Posted by JFM">JFM  2007-12-27 18:05||   2007-12-27 18:05|| Front Page Top

#12 Ah JFM, when it comes to hitting that they aim at, Pashtuns are pretty good.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2007-12-27 20:10||   2007-12-27 20:10|| Front Page Top

#13 Bhutto's death is shade of BENIGNO AQUINO's assassination during the tenure of Philippines' Prez FERDINAND MARCOS - wife CORAZON/COREY AQUINO later rose to poitical office/power after Marco's resigned.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-12-27 23:28||   2007-12-27 23:28|| Front Page Top

#14 The Philippine's = Core Aquino's, etc. "PEOPLE POWER" revolution reportedly began at the MENDIOLA BRIDGE.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-12-27 23:29||   2007-12-27 23:29|| Front Page Top

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