27 December 2007

Benazir Bhutto murdered

It is early time to make uneducated guesses about the murderers' motives (or, rather, the motives of his operators), but Pakistan's chances to get to something remotely resembling democracy seem to become even more negligible.

Benazir Bhutto was a controversial figure, but the alternatives look grim indeed...

Update: A stark reminder from BBC on the reality of life in Pakistan:

Rawalpindi, the nerve centre of Pakistan's military, is seen as one of the country's most secure cities.
Update: and we already have the predictable (CiF thread, look for a comment by MrDismal):
There are some very evil people pulling political strings at the present time and, on balance, I think the Islamists look like good guys compared with the psychopathic plutocrats that rule the Belt Way... These Belt Way people probably killed Benazir Bhutto.