Jim

Bhutto’s murder: You had to see it coming

In Politics, Unfettered stupidity on December 28, 2007 at 7:26 am

Pervez Musharraf, al-Qaida and its ilk, the secret police, maybe even the Pakistani army — Benazir had more than her fair share of enemies. So I wonder if she didn’t see it coming, as well, but felt it better to take her chances with martyrdom than to be an exile. No way for me to know from this great distance. Government officials expressing “shock” ring hollow; seems like they could have done better.

Here’s some of the coverage:

  • BBC package: lots of stuff
  • Not as big a package on Al Jazeera but everyone’s got an opinion as to who was behind it: radical Islam, Musharraf, the CIA.
  • My favorite strategist says that, from our American perspective, her death won’t change things much. Pakistan is pretty screwed up, and she wasn’t going to fix it anyway.

    This might seem bloodthirsty, but I’m surprised there’s not a better-quality video. You can’t tell me there weren’t a gob of video cams at that event. Is it a matter of news sites not wanting to show gruesome footage? Even Al Jazeera didn’t have anything posted when I looked.

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