Thursday, December 27, 2007

ASSASSINATION IN PAKISTAN
















Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto is dead after gunfire and a suicide bomber targeted her vehicle as she left a campaign rally. At least 20 other people were killed when the bomb detonated near the capital.

This story is being covered by thousands of web-site and of course all the TV news channels. I want to try to bring all the important information here. This will allow readers to follow this situation in one place instead of having to search for information.

Let's begin our coverage by asking the most important question:

Who was Benazir Bhutto?

Bhutto: A Brief Bio


Born June 21, 1953, into a wealthy landowning family in southern Pakistan
Daughter of Pakistan's founding father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was executed in 1979 after being deposed in a military coup


Studied politics and government


Two-time prime minister


Left country in 1999 to avoid corruption charges


Eight years of self-imposed exile


Recent return was targeted by suicide bombing that killed more than 140 people


First woman to lead a modern Muslim nation


Hoped to lead pro-Western, democratic government against Islamic militants


Had talked with President Musharraf of a possible power-sharing deal


Brother Murtaza died in a gunbattle with police in Karachi in 1996


Youngest brother, Shahnawaz, died under mysterious circumstances in France a decade earlier


— from The Associated Press

Benazir Bhutto - Wikipedia

Benazir Bhutto - Women's International Center

The Assassination:

Benazir Bhutto killed in attack

Pakistan's Bhutto killed in attack

The question many may have is, Who killed her?

Who killed Benazir Bhutto? The main suspects

A very important question to consider is what does this mean?

For America

For Pakistan

I will continue to monitor the story and post links to the most important information.

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