Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bhutto assassinated

Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated today in what is believed to be a homicide bomb attack.

Bhutto was the most prominent secular civilian leader in Pakistan. Her assassination risks being the beginning of the unstable nation's disintegration. Let's hope it isn't, but the dearth of decent politicians and strong institutions in the country leaves many pessimistic.

3 comments:

Mark said...

Pakistan hasn't really been stable since the 1947 partitioning. Would've been better off politically and economically remaining a part of India.

A Social Skidmark said...

This could cause regular people to start standing up to this stuff but probably not. Probably the people who are responsible for the assassination will lead the charge to blame the U.S. for it. And the regular people will join in.
But it's sad that someone who tried to be a good leader for that nation was killed trying to stand up for the people in that nation again. It's craziness.
ttyl
Kieran

Brian said...

Kieran,
Your speculation doesn't make any sense. Why do you believe that the murder of Pakistan's most pro-American politician will be blamed on the US?