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Benazir Bhutto 1953-2007 Answered

What are your thoughts about the Benazir Bhutto assassination on December 27? For those who have not yet heard, Benazir Bhutto, a former Prime Minister of Pakistan, and the chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), was assassinated as she was leaving a campaign rally for her party. When she got into her vehicle, a man fired multiple shots at Benazir Bhutto. Moments after, possibly the same gunman, detonated explosives on himself, killing about 20 people. Her 19-year old son has taken over her position as chairman of the PPP, under the care of his father. What are your thoughts about this matter, and the turmoil and mourning currently going on in Pakistan.

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HamO
HamO

13 years ago

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that from 2001-2005, an average of 36 in the US per day

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Patrick Pending
Patrick Pending

Reply 13 years ago

Is this a cross-posting HamO? If not, you lost me;-) Pat. Pending

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HamO
HamO

Reply 13 years ago

I'm just saying we've killed 72 Americans since this was posted and where is the "debate" over that?

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 13 years ago

In other words : who care about what happen in the rest of the world, when we have so many citizens of USA dying on the roads ? =o)

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

We can't say "who cares", because our soldiers are IN those places that are the rest of the world.

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 13 years ago

Actually, and technically, there are more reasons to care about what happen in the rest of the world than the soldiers that are working there : there are strong ties between every nations of the world. USA, as the first world power, has a great influences at various scale and levels on the what happen in the rest of the world ... So, for a citizen of USA, looking at what happen outside may help to make better political choices inside. We're all defending the principle of "democracy", but I doubt any western nation would like that the Pakistan's nuclear weapons fall in the hands of our enemies (fundamentalists) because of this same democracy ... There is a kind of hypocrisy on the politician side, and a kind of naivety on the people side.

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 13 years ago

(That's why General Musharaff was supported by the west a so long time)

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shaunak
shaunak

13 years ago

We take democracy for granted, while some poeple are laying down their lives for it. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

Such as the fear of a new leader in Pakistan, lead to this mess of hate and suffering.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

13 years ago

X( Another good person bites the dust...

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

It sure is a shame that some parts of the world have to be so cruel. 'Tis also a shame in Kenya with the outrage over the elections.

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fstedie
fstedie

13 years ago

I hate to say this but it was really just a matter of time. Her father was assassinated, her brother was assassinated and there were two previous attempts on her life. She had to know she was on a suicide mission - it would have happened eventually. Harvard and Oxford educated with prior political experience... what a waste.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

That is how I feel as well. It is a shame it had to be that way, but with so much political turmoil around the world, it was not long before something like this happened.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

New developments, sources say that she was assassinated the day that she was planning to inform U.S. lawmakers of a plot to rig the Pakistan elections. Many more developments will probably come in the coming days.

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chooseausername
chooseausername

13 years ago

Some Pakistani think there are fake terrorist attacks, organized by the Pakistani army. There are a lot of fundamentalists there, and the country has the nuclear bomb. If democracy gives the power to fundamentalists, the fundamentalists will have the nuclear bomb. So, maybe the army thought it was preferable to kill any chance for democracy ...

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beado4ever
beado4ever

Reply 13 years ago

Not trying to spoil a good debate but aren't there better places to discuss political assasination and its international ramifications than a site dedicated to MAKING THINGS!!!

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Patrick Pending
Patrick Pending

Reply 13 years ago

" ... MAKING THINGS!!!" - there appear to be a significant proportion of posters whose sole purpose on this site is to learn how to destroy things! I think that a site that hosts questions and instructions for making poisons, explosives, remote detonators, guns, canons, rockets, etc. not to mention the t-shirt airport incident! should raise its awareness of world terrorism. So I think this is a very appropriate post and precisely the right place to discuss it. Cheers, Pat. Pending

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Patrick Pending
Patrick Pending

13 years ago

More tragedy in the name of religion! The creation of two new martyrs (Benazir Bhutto and the gunman) which in turn results in more hatred and further tragedy. The cycle of religious hatred goes on and on and on ... Pat. Pending (Freethinker and anti-theist)

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Anti-theist? That's a bit risky...

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Patrick Pending
Patrick Pending

Reply 13 years ago

"Anti-theist? That's a bit risky..."

Maybe so, but someone needs to challenge the fact that religion (when taken holistically*) is a really bad thing.

  • I'm not referring to alternative therapies here ;-)

Cheers,

Pat. Pending