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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Musharraf regime butchered Benazir, right in your face

By: Abid Ullah Jan published a story by Syed Adeeb on October 31, 2007. The story says in biref:

“Why did Azaz Syed, Najam Sethi and the Daily Times editors deliberately plant a false ‘news’ story in the Daily Times newspaper about fictitious “suicide” bomb attacks on Benazir Bhutto by the fake “suicide bombers” of Baitullah Mehsud? ”

Why? Well now we know. It had already BEEN DECIDED BACK IN OCTOBER ATLEAST

1) to assassinate BB, and

2) blame Baitullah for it.

That story was put there to sow the seed in peoples head that Baitullah wanted BB dead. Pure and simple. Soon, Baitullah will be killed too — you can’t have a patsy running around — the Oswalds in these scripts must die.

That certainly was a completely fabricated story, just like the current "claim". Baitullah denied it; the senator who supposedly passed the info to Daily Times denied it. Najam Sethi’s boss is a current federal minister in Mush’s caretaker govt. They are all are "Neocons-Zionist mercenaries of Pakistan's secular press" and do what their masters ask of them.

By the way, Baitullah has already issued a statement denying he had anything to do with the BB’s assassination, saying they do not attack women as it is against their moral code.

About the pictures released by the regime:

1. Looking at the x-ray, it is too big a fracture to have occurred the way it is described. Also note that if one is to believe the official version, even then it IT HAD TO BE a glancing blow to the skull and for that to cause such a fracture how much force/speed would be required to cause a fracture like that???

2. About the other full-skull X-ray, what is that big white spot in the middle? Could be a camera flash, but is not visibly centered in the other close-up shot above. A doctor wrote to “I have seen many x-rays but never seen an effect even close to that.”

3. Looking at the picture of the car seat how could an injury such as the one described cause so much bleeding? You might observe the seat is all soaked and a lot of blood has dripped over. Can anyone tell if those leather seats? PPP officials who accompany Benazir in the car rejected the government’s fabrications as a “pack of lies.”

“It is baseless. It is a pack of lies,” Farooq Naik, Ms Bhutto’s top lawyer and a senior official in her Pakistan People’s Party, told AFP.

“Two bullets hit her, one in the abdomen and one in the head,” Mr Naik said. “Bhutto’s personal secretary Naheed Khan and party official Makhdoom Amin Fahim were in the car and they saw what happened,” he said.

4. Why no x-ray of the neck area or chest area have been released as those two areas were first reported to be where she sustained bullet wounds? Looking at the video and the proximity of the shooter, how is possible he would have missed all three shots?

Benazir is dead, whether it was because of gun shots or due to banging her head against the sunroof. Why has it become so important for the regime to prove through releasing "evidence" that it was not due to gunshots. The only reason is that such precise shooting leads to the professionalism of the killer, who completed his job so neatly amid such hustle and bustle around her car. The professionalism of the killers directly leads to sofistication and direct involvement of SSG in the operation silence Benazir.

And the taped conversation between a Maulvi and Baitullah makes one laugh. That is beyond ridiculous. If they intercepted the message, why didn't they go get him as in it he says at whose house he is....What more could you ask for??

Source: DictatorshipWatch

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Assassination is Laid to Team of Precision Snipers

This New York Sun article points out that Pakistan Army's Special Service Group (SSG) commandos murdered Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairwoman Ms. Benazir Bhutto, 54 (1953-2007), in her vehicle on Thursday, 27 December 2007 during the PPP rally at the Liaqat Bagh (park) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Anti-Benazir criminal terrorist Pervez Musharraf worked for seven years in the Pakistan Army's Special Service Group of Commandos, where he learned the evil art of assassination. visit source

Pakistan Army's SSG Commandos Killed PPP Chief Benazir Bhutto

WASHINGTON DC, USA, 28 December 2007 (The New York Sun):

American and Pakistani military leaders are seeking to account for what may be renegade commando units from the Pakistani military's special forces in the wake of the assassination of Pakistan's Opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto.

The attack yesterday at Rawalpindi bore the hallmarks of a sophisticated military operation. At first, Bhutto's rally was hit by a suicide bomb that turned out to be a decoy. According to press reports and a situation report of the incident relayed to The New York Sun by an American intelligence officer, Bhutto's armored limousine was shot by multiple snipers whose armor-piercing bullets penetrated the vehicle, hitting the former premier five times in the head, chest and neck. Two of the snipers then detonated themselves shortly after the shooting, according to the situation report, while being pursued by local police.

A separate attack was thwarted at the local hospital where Bhutto possibly would have been revived had she survived the initial shooting. Also attacked yesterday was a rival politician, Nawaz Sharif, another former Prime Minister who took power after Bhutto lost power in 1996.

A working theory, according to this American source, is that groups had effectively suborned at least one unit of Pakistan's Special Services Group, the country's equivalent of Britain's elite SAS commandos. This official, however, stressed this was just a theory at this point. Other theories include that the assassins were trained by [SSG] or were from other military services, or the possibility that the assassins were retired Pakistani special forces.

"They just killed the most protected politician in the whole country," this source said. "We really don't know a lot at this point, but the first thing that is happening is we are asking the Pakistani military to account for every black team with special operations capabilities."

Bhutto survived a suicide bombing attack in October and then went public with a list of former and current security and military officials she said had been plotting to kill her. At the time, she asked for the FBI to investigate the attacks.

The prospect that Bhutto's attackers were trained special forces operatives raises profound questions for America's policy of giving financial aid to Pakistan's military. Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, America has provided the Musharraf regime with more than $10 billion.

A close associate of Bhutto for more than two decades, Hussein Haqqani, yesterday said he believed Pakistan's security services were complicit in the assassination of his friend. "I don't think they were complicit, as in, they did it, I mean this as they allowed this to happen. Of course that includes the possibility of actual complicity. I think her security needs and concerns were not addressed," he told the Sun. Mr. Haqqani said he thought it was a possibility that had penetrated the security services.

Violent protests reportedly were spreading throughout Pakistan yesterday. A Pakistan expert at the Rand Corporation, Seth Jones, said he would need to study the technical details of the assassination to determine if it was an inside job. "If there is anywhere to fault the national security establishment, it would be not protecting her well enough," he said.

"Al-Qaeda" group has not yet issued an official statement claiming credit on its two largest Web forums.
A White House spokesman, Scott Stanzel, said: "Whoever perpetrated this attack is an enemy of democracy and has used a tactic which is very familiar with, and that is bombing and the taking of innocent lives to try to disrupt a democratic process." President Bush yesterday condemned what he called a "cowardly attack."

A senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel Markey, who just returned from Pakistan, told reporters on a conference call yesterday that there were plenty of people around Mr. Musharraf "who were angry with Benazir Bhutto."

The assassination is particularly troubling for American policy. For the last year, the State Department in particular has tried to broker a power sharing agreement between Mr. Musharraf and Bhutto, reasoning that Mr. Musharraf alone lacked the legitimacy to wage a full military war against "Al-Qaeda."

Source: The New York Sun, New York, USA

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Imran on Benazir Bhutto's Death

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Conspiracy theory is it?

Check out these series of international news relating Pakistan's matter to the global world. Is there an evident connection? I'd say yes. Why is US, UK and the globalization forces so hot for Pakistan that BB's assassination would call for an emergency UN meeting? Would Pakistan make a better base for attack on Iran? Is Pakistan a truly dangerous place for Israel because of it's nuclear capabilities? Is Musharraf so naive to blame to attack on Al-qaeda in the wake of digital video phones in everyone's hands? Or is this his way of saying that it's the same american script. anything goes wrong, blame it on alqaeda. Is he trying to tell us in a subtle way that US did it. The situation is too confusing, but the only direct beneficiary seems to be the globalization forces, and the only losers, everyone else in the world, especially the poor muslims!!

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Imran Khan's appeal to nation and PPP leadership on Mohtarma's assassination

Imran Khan writes that Benazir's assassination has put the unity of Pakistan under threat, and there is no more room for errors. He urged all PTI members to join the PPP workers in their grief, and emphasized that all parties must boycott the election to force Musharraf out, as his blind policies have reduced the country to ashes from Peshawar to Rawalpindi to Karachi.

Read the whole article in Urdu

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Ms. Bhutto's Funeral, From Garhi Khuda Bakhsh

Source: BBCUrdu

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The Assasination of Ms. Bhutto and the International Media

Source: BBCUrdu

Grief was felt in LUMS, immediately after the loss of a National Leader

Despite the fact that it was friday evening when most of the student leave to spend the weekend, but as soon as the news about the death of Benazir Bhutto confirmed (around 6:20 PM, i guess) almost all the students that were present at the campus gathered immediately, plunged in deep grief and shock.

The students of the Lahore University of Management Sciences strongly condemned the assassination of former Prime Minister benazir Bhutto in an on-campus sit in today (Thursday), as soon as news was recieved about her tragic demise . Fateha was offered by about 150 students and some faculty members who gathered outside the dining centre upon hearing the news. The students deplored the senseless murder and demanded that the culprits be brought to justice and stressed upon the need for calm and stability in the country.

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Government provided faulty jammers to Benazir: PPP

Following published in Times of India on 25 Dec 2007

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Premier Benazir Bhutto-led PPP on Tuesday alleged that the jammers provided to her by the government to protect her from bomb attacks during the election campaign were faulty and exposed her to a "high risk."

Rehman Malik, a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and Security Advisor to Bhutto, asked the Interior Ministry to provide "fault-free jammers along with a technician to ensure full protection" to her from any attempted attack.

What were the motives to provide faulty jammers ???

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Video captures assasination attack on Benazir Bhutto

1: A Video captures assasination attack on Benazir Bhutto. The moment a gun is fired from crowd on her and onwards.

2: The Getty photographer John Moore took what is believed to be the final picture of Benazir Bhutto before her assassination. Listen to his eyewitness account, accompanied by his photos of the attack and its aftermath.

source: Both videos were acquired by "The Guardian"

Future of PPP by Javed Chaudhary

Future of PPP

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Benazir Bhutto knew her assassins

Benazir Bhutto was also my sister, and I will be with you to take the revenge for her death [..] Don't feel alone. I am with you. We will take the revenge on the rulers », said Nawaz Sharif to the supporters of Benazir Bhutto after her assassination on 27th December 2007.
The assassination of opposition political leaders and activists has always been the practice of tyrants, dictators and imperialist occupiers.   Israel has long practiced such assassinations with the complicity of the United States.  The Israeli Mossad have assassinated numerous Palestinian leaders and activists both from the Fatah Movement as well as Hamas, including the paraplegic Sheik Yassin who was a source of inspiration to Palestinians engaged in freeing their country from the heavily armed and violent Israeli squatters.
With the help of the United States, Pervez Musharraf took power in a military coup in 1999 by ousting the twice-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who Musharraf forced into exile to Saudi Arabia by using corruption charges against him as leverage.  On the other hand, twice-elected PM Benazir Bhutto (1988 & 1993) was living as a fugitive in the UK and Dubai as she was fleeing corruption charges and was even sentenced by a Pakistani Court for failure to appear.  During her eight years in Europe, Ms Bhutto was never offered to return Pakistan to hold the fault until Musharraf’s power seriously eroded.  Seeing their grip on Pakistani politics slipping away, the US and the UK quickly brokered a power-sharing deal between Musharraf and Bhutto in Dubai under which Bhutto would have the corruption and theft charges against her dropped.  The deal was sealed with a presidential order (National Reconciliation Ordinance) giving an amnesty to Ms Bhutto and other Pakistani corrupt politicians.
Failed assassination attempt
Upon Ms Bhutto’s return to Pakistan on 18th October 2007, she was greeted with a ‘failed’ assassination attempt while heavily guarded by Musharraf’s Secret Services, army and Police.  Ms Bhutto’s herself asserted that the attempt against her life was orchestrated by “certain individuals who abuse their positions.”, that she even sent a letter to Musharraf giving the names of people in the “government and Pakistan security forces” who have been conspiring against her.  And, earlier, she had even told the French magazine Paris Match that “I know exactly who wants to kill me. It is dignitaries of the former regime of General Zia who are today behind the extremism and the fanaticism.”   People would recall that Zia ul-Haq was a ruthless dictator with whom the US forged a strategic alliance, together with the mujahidin (freedom fighters), who were none other than Osama Bin Laden and the Talibans, in order to defeat the Russian occupation of Afghanistan.  The US also green-lighted Zia ul-Haq’s hanging of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the Father of Benazir Bhutto.  When Zia ul-Haq was of no use to the Americans as he enforced strict Islamic law within Pakistan, he was also assassinated in a planned aircraft crash on August 17, 1988.
State of Emergency
Ahead of an expected ruling declaring unlawful Musharraf’s eligibility to run for President while still in uniform, Musharraf sacked the Pakistani Supreme Court Judges, banned political rallies and declared a State of Emergency while Ms Bhutto had briefly gone to Dubai.  Upon her re-return to Pakistan Bhutto refused any contact with Dictator Musharraf and demanded that he steps down altogether and started to forge alliances with other political parties, including Nawaz Sharif’s party.  This went against what Musharraf had expected from Ms Bhutto and he placed her under house imprisonment “for her own safety”, he argued.  Other political leaders, including cricketer Imran Khan, and opposition activists were also arrested.  Analysts affirm that from that time onwards Benazir’s Bhutto’s life was in grave danger as soon as she would start addressing the people as the dictatorship had already prepared the ground by justifying her house imprisonment “for her own safety”, hence attempting to shift the blame onto others.
The assassination
If Musharraf’s dictatorship knew Benazir Bhutto’s life was in danger, enough to justify her house imprisonment, one would have thought that they would have found it far easier and be better prepared to protect her life.  But this was not to be the case.  On 27th December 2007, after addressing the people at her first election campaign rally in garrison city Rawalpindi since returning from exile two months ago, Benazir Bhutto was shot twice by a trained marksman, once in the neck and once in the chest.  Whilst one official who asked not to be named said “The attacker fired and then blew himself up”, Sardar Qamar Hayyat, an eye witness and a leader from Bhutto's party, said he was standing about 10 yards away from the vehicle in which was Benazir Bhutto who emerged from the vehicle’s roof to wave to her supporters when he « saw a thin, young man jumping toward her vehicle from the back and opening fire ».  Mr Hayyat did not mention that the marksman blew himself up.  Bhutto was rushed to hospital and taken into emergency surgery. She died about an hour after the attack.  Former PM Nawaz Sharif was at her bedside and he later told both hers and his supporters that Benazir Bhutto was her sister and that her assassination would be avenged against the rulers.
Although no one claimed responsibility for Bhutto’s assassination, only the so-called ‘Islamic militants’ are said to be the suspects, and not Musharraf’s dictatorship in which Ms Bhutto had already identified her would-be assassins and which, more than anyone else, knew of the danger she faced but was ‘powerless’ to protect her.
Benazir Bhutto’s supporters had no hesitation in holding Dictator Musharraf responsible for her assassination and accused him of complicity in the killing.  They shouted slogans including "Musharraf is a dog" and "Long live Bhutto."  Although Benazir Bhutto had said she was prepared to die for democracy, she wasted her life for a fascist democracy imported form European invaders who supported the dictatorship of Pervez Musharraf under which she was assassinated.  Pakistanis must unite and look for a pro-Pakistan leader and rid the country of all foreign intervention.  Pakistani people are bound to ask how many secret agents from the ISI, the Mossad, the CIA and MI6 were amongst the crowd when the trained marksman shot Benazir Bhutto in the neck and chest.
M Rafic Soormally
27 December 2007

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