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Benazir Bhutto Assassination Has CIA Written All Over It
by Andres Kargar
Thursday Dec 27th, 2007 11:57 PM
Imagine this scenario: a suicide bomber blows himself up to distract and disperse the crowd while ISI (Pakistani Intelligence) snipers take Bhutto down.

Benazir Bhutto was no angel, but she and Nawaz Sharif have been going around, making speeches and posing as a real threat to the US-backed General Perviz Musharraf's continued dictatorship.
Imagine this scenario: a suicide bomber blows himself up to distract and disperse the crowd while ISI (Pakistani Intelligence) snipers take Bhutto down.

Benazir Bhutto was no angel, but she and Nawaz Sharif have been going around, making speeches and posing as real threat to the US-backed General Perviz Musharraf's continued dictatorship. With the upcoming elections (which will now face an uncertain fate), the US control of the situation in Pakistan was quickly slipping away.

The Bush regime desperately needs Perviz Musharraf for its so-called War on Terror. Pakistan's northwestern region of Wazirestan is the fig leaf that supposedly hides the mythical Osama bin Ladin, the Taliban fighters, Al-Qaeda, and any other potential "terrorists", thus providing the Bush administration justification to milk the American people out of billions of dollars for its crusade. This has only been possible because of Musharraf and ISI's connections in the region and the sealing of Wazirestan to outsiders, including independent journalists.

Despite the US government's claim that it had been seeking reconciliation between Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto, it should be mentioned that the Pakistani people would never have accepted any such reconciliation and collaboration.

Even though the situation seems much more chaotic after Bhutto's assassination, now General Musharraf has the much needed pretext to, once again declare martial law and postpone the elections indefinitely or carry it out under martial law.