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Benazir Bhutto by tucsonmike on 28 December 2007 1:38am
Did you see the news about Benazir Bhutto.
Re: Benazir Bhutto by Palin_Lover on 28 December 2007 1:56am
Omg, yes. I was sitting there watching "Oprah" and minding my own business when it came on channel 7 as breaking news. Really scary. For some reason I felt great sadness about the incident. It's certainly frightening and I suspect it's to do with the government there. I mean, the election was in a few days and it was looking as though she would win...come on! It's a sad day.
Re: Benazir Bhutto by sighthound on 28 December 2007 2:49am
A sad day for Pakistan, for democracy and for the world. But certainly not unexpected. She was an amazingly brave woman.
Re: Benazir Bhutto by johnnythemonkey on 28 December 2007 7:32am
At the risk of stating the obvious, security should have been much tighter. She was indeed a brave woman.
Re: Benazir Bhutto by Katia on 28 December 2007 7:52am
And very beautiful.
Re: Benazir Bhutto by tucsonmike on 28 December 2007 2:24pm
I posted on BBC's Have Your Say that it was not unexpected. Mr. P implied in Himalaya that the military is the only thing keeping Pakistan from teetering over the abyss.
Re: Benazir Bhutto by canaveralgumby on 28 December 2007 9:11pm
I feel that in the US media coverage & "talking head" discussion, a lot of ststements have been made to the effect that Bhutto did something wrong somehow and contributed to her own assasination.

I wonder, if one of our candidates for President was attacked, would we repeatedly say, "Well, they shouldn't have been out in public. They shouldn't have been out in the open."

It's getting under my skin a bit.

Anyway, I am more touched by this than expected. When I was a teenager, Lech Walesa was a hero to me, and I followed the Solidarity movement story. When he went missing in Nov-Dec '81 it was very upsetting to me.

I feel that Bhutto was doing the same for her country, putting herself out there to be the figurehead, to give people hope and momentum. She was financially privelaged and a mother, so she had a LOT to lose. Still, her nation and the people of her nation were this important to her. Very heroic.
Re: Benazir Bhutto by kazzzz on 29 December 2007 6:34am
She was amazing, and extremely brave, knowing that her assassination was almost certain at some point.

Today they're trying to say that she wasn't shot, that she hit her head on ther sunroof of her car while trying to dodge gunfire.
Re: Benazir Bhutto by johnnythemonkey on 29 December 2007 3:14pm
Either way.....standing up through the sun roof of her bullet-proof car, was'nt the brightest idea ever.
Re: Benazir Bhutto by canaveralgumby on 29 December 2007 7:37pm
As for the "cracked skull" report, um, bullshit?
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