The Benazir Bhutto tragedy: Far-reaching implications

December 27, 2007 by barbara

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(Please excuse the shifting, whispering nature of the Clothesline the past couple of days. Shattering world events and ponderous thoughts have caused this to-ing and fro-ing of posts and comments. ~ Barbara)

BREAKING: Speaking of hope and fear, Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated. Junior will do an 11:00 a.m. (EST) presser. I am more afraid and less hopeful about that man than ever before, which is really saying something. His complicity in destabilizing the Middle East, Far East, Near East, east coast, west coast, heartland, and the cosmos is criminal.

Read more.

The evolving Pakistan firestorm will have a profound impact on the global community. And even though BushCo has opted out of community of every kind, save his rat pack, this will have a profound impact on the United States, too.

Read this post that Benazir Bhutto wrote for HuffPost in September.

Read Juan Cole's excellent post.

Here's the BBC's take on the situation.

And then my favorite MSM publisher (once the owner of our now-pathetic Star Tribune), McClatchy.

I'll add more links as I find them and expand if I have anything even close to sensible to say.

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Anonymous (not verified) | December 27, 2007 - 8:26pm

Star Tribune was pathetic before and after. Not a lot of change.


In that case, we will wait for a while.


susan | December 30, 2007 - 5:56pm

Been out of internet reach for awhile, literally and metaphorically. Great to have Barb's muscular postings, as usual, and sad to have Anon's flabby jabs, as usual.
Onward to a better year.