27 December 2007

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Bhutto assassinated

Benazir Bhutto, 1953-2007.


The former Prime Minister was killed in a suicide bomb attack at 6:16 PM Pakistan time. She was 54. Michelle Malkin has posted (H/T: Talk Wisdom):
A spokesperson for the al-Qaeda terrorist network has claimed responsibility for the death on Thursday of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

“We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat [the] mujahadeen,” Al-Qaeda’s commander and main spokesperson Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone call from an unknown location, speaking in faltering English. Al-Yazid is the main al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan.

It is believed that the decision to kill Bhutto, who is the leader of the opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was made by al-Qaeda No. 2, the Egyptian doctor, Ayman al-Zawahiri in October.

Death squads were allegedly constituted for the mission and ultimately one cell comprising a defunct Lashkar-i-Jhangvi’s Punjabi volunteer succeeded in killing Bhutto.

But don't forget, Al-Qaeda is just a figment of our imagination, cooked up by the Cheney-Bushco-Halliburton war-for-oil machine to keep us scared and make the oil companies a bunch of money.

Oops, sorry. I must have been reading from the liberal talking points.

Al-Qaeda is as real as the air we breathe. And as you can read in Ms. Malkin's post, they will not stop until they fulfill their mission. This was the third attempt on Bhutto's life. Like the IRA said after failing to kill Maggie Thatcher, "We only have to be lucky once."

Ms. Bhutto will be remembered for her efforts at elevating the status of women in a Muslim country--a status just beneath that of dogs--and being an ally of the United States.

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