Benazir Bhutto Assasinated
This is a terrible time for Pakistan. A terrible time for Democracy.
Violence appears to have over taken all norms of behavior.
This is a senseless crime by criminal elements, who defiantly do not have the interests of Pakistan. This is NOT the handiwork of a small group of individuals.
Clearly these criminal elements could not have carried out repeated attacks without active support of powerful elements in Pakistani Government (ISI, Army) and Pakistani Society.
Perfect security for any VIP is never possible especially when he or she has to mingle with crowds. Mrs Bhutto has been crying from the roof tops that she is a prime candidate for assassination and she must have adequate security. She had even named persons who she said were most likely to foster these attacks The incident of 18th October had only confirmed her statements.
The Government of Pakistan must have ensured that she has adequate protection, at least officially, so that the administration cannot be faulted. But no specific action was taken against individuals whom she had mentioned.
ISI and the Army have no love lost for any civilian who might take over and run the Government of PakistanPakistani Army has often been termed as the ‘Rogue Army’.
The ISI is a Frankenstein establishment under no body’s control. It has its own aims and objectives. It has Billions of US $ and arms at its disposal, thanks to American Aid, and its dealings in narcotics. It has many fanatics trained, equipped and brainwashed over many years through the Afghan War and later.
ISI raised, funded, trained and equipped the Taliban, initially for the US and later for the funds and the power to destabilize the Government of Afganistan, and Kashmir valley. ISI has been always headed by a trusted Lt General from the Pakistan Army.
Interactions between the Army, ISI and the Terrorists are regular. In fact the Taliban can be considered to be an extension of the Pakistan Army. Subsequent to 9/11 there has been a drastic change in US attitude towards terrorism.
US has no objections to terrorists operating freely anywhere in the world. But Americans will not spare their government if American lives are involved. So they have been pressurizing Pakistan to control their minions.
Taliban has always had a free run in the NW province of Pakistan. Today Taliban terrorists have grown bold and do not always listen to their erstwhile masters , ISI.
So far Musharraf has been able to con the US. The Army has been able to hoodwink the Pakistan Public.
However the actions of Gen Musharaf in the recent past has aggravated the tensions between Jehadists in the North West and the Army. People of Pakistan are also being alienated by what they feel is the General’s kow-towing to the evil USA.
In fact Many in Pakistan feel that the Army was out to eliminate Benazir Bhutto. Public will demand justice.
Musharraf is going to be under tremendous pressure. The Army is going to be under tremendous pressure. A scape-goat is needed.
Day break 28 Dec is going to bring people on the streets. The mobs will howl. Some heads will have to roll. Whose will it be? Small heads of minor functionaries wont do.
Will it be Musharraf? Can he stay without declaring emergency?
Army may well consider him a liability and allow him to proceed to US or UK or Saudi.
Elections now will have little meaning. Nawaz Sharief has already been side lined. Now PPP is without a leader. Civilians have lost another round.
What will it mean for India?
4 thoughts on “Benazir Bhutto Assassinated”
Could it be that the person who blew himself up was different than the people who targeted her? Afterall, how can a person riding a bike among thousands target two accurate shots?
I have noticed in most blogs that there are those asking” what it will mean for india?” Benazir Bhutto’s death and the whole Pakistan issue and issues,al queada and the taliban.
My parents are hindu but were born in hyderbad sindh
when pakistan was a state of India and it was all india.
My father loved pakistan but that was where he
was stripped of his family and his possessions then the seperation happened. So imagine a group of soldiers coming to your home and you have to run for your life.
India is India and pakistan is now it’s own entity and
has been since the partition way back God know’s when.
India is a place compiled of so many different tribes/sects and religions. India as always and will try to be it’s best to be neutral in all aspects of political unrest.
India has had it’s own unrest at one time and does not want to be a part of a world that is full of hate .
We have come to this and it is sad. So many have died in trying to promote peace how many more of those willing to sacrifice their own right to live life, help the world recognize peace, will die in the process
of starting something to bring us together.
Why are we fighting, ..for what ….a piece of land ?…
religion which man created? to prove what point? to say I am better than you and …for what purpose?
Whose land is it anywayz ?? Nobody’s name is written on any peice of land or stone before we got here.. When I die am I going to take it with me?????Come on humans wake up
nothing belongs to you nor me. We are here to have use of it temporarily so why not share it and take care of it?
Children are dying and suffering because of all this incapability to grow up and be human. Are we HUMAN?
There are times I am emabarressed to be human because of the evil I see humans are capable of performing.
As Bob Marley says in one of his famous lyrics. “How long are we going to kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?”
Why do we kill the good in front of us and welocme the bad…..WHY???
So Back to India. India has been invaded stripped of it’s riches .India has been in jeopardy…but you can go to India today and see how amazing a country it is.
Today India is a thriving economy after being conquered by so many . So how will all this affect MY country…..why dont we go into a meditaton and take it from there or why not go to one of the many temples and ring the bell for peace.
@Guardian Angel: Very profound thoughts. All of the world’s problems stem from “religious arrogance”. The world’s problems are spiritual.
Hinduism over the ages, has seen so many reformers, and so many sects within itself crop up, some of whom are very close to Judaistic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) in its basic tenets. Inspite of this there have not been clashes or murders (except for a brief period during the Medieval ages when Shaivites and Vaishnavities OR some stupid Hindu king had ordered killing of Buddhist monks) over these theosophies within the Hindu sects.
Hinduism, was not known as Hinduism during majority of this period as well. These were simply different philosophical schools of thought, which could co-exist simply because all these had a few basic tenets in common to them. These were:
– there are many ways to the same God
– we are all ONE (which is the essential Vedantic philosophy)
Islam and some orthodox Christian communities believe that their respective God/Allah is the only true God, and all other people pray to false Gods. While Hinduism, continually keeps saying that there is ONE GOD, Islamists see only the murtis of the various gods and goddesses. It is a different matter that Kabba was also once a temple with 365 deities in it, with a Black Stone as the primary worship point, which even Muhammad kissed and bowed to, after he broke all other statues of deities. These are contradictions which most Muslims are not even told of, just to prevent them from questioning.
As long as human minds are trained not to think on their own, and take orders from someone else – whether that is God, a Book or people of Islamist/Extremist/Terrorist mindset – Benazirs will continue to be bombed and suicide attacks will continue.
There is no doubt that part of this whole problem is USA, and in general the West mindset, which believes its culture to be superior to others, once again, just like the orthodox Christians and Islamists, continue to propagate separatism instead of ONEness of humanity.
We need a new religion, a religion, as you rightly said which holds “Humanism and Love” higher than any other “ism”, and a new definition of God. We also need a One World Government, if we have to get over cultural and nationalist arrogance of people and nations.
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