Bhutto Assassinated

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  1. StefanM

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    This is horrible. A country with nukes being thrown into absolute chaos. This will get even worse if Musharraf or any of his supporters end up being tied to this.

    And to think that we have given billions of dollars in the last few years to this mess of a country.
     
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    Or the rest of the world . . .
     
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    Melting with fervent heat

    How did they come by the nukes? The arms dealers are still doing it to us--worldwide. They are almost as big as the crude oil and opium dealers.

    Just don't sell them any long range delivery systems.

    Read about the Valley of Megiddo in the Bible.

    Shalom,

    Bro. James
     
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    A Brief History of Pakistan's Nuclear Program

    Pakistan's nuclear weapons program was established in 1972 by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who founded the program while he was Minister for Fuel, Power and Natural Resources, and later became President and Prime Minister. Shortly after the loss of East Pakistan in the 1971 war with India, Bhutto initiated the program with a meeting of physicists and engineers at Multan in January 1972.

    India's 1974 testing of a nuclear "device" gave Pakistan's nuclear program new momentum. Through the late 1970s, Pakistan's program acquired sensitive uranium enrichment technology and expertise. The 1975 arrival of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan considerably advanced these efforts. Dr. Khan is a German-trained metallurgist who brought with him knowledge of gas centrifuge technologies that he had acquired through his position at the classified URENCO uranium enrichment plant in the Netherlands. Dr. Khan also reportedly brought with him stolen uranium enrichment technologies from Europe. He was put in charge of building, equipping and operating Pakistan's Kahuta facility, which was established in 1976. Under Khan's direction, Pakistan employed an extensive clandestine network in order to obtain the necessary materials and technology for its developing uranium enrichment capabilities.

    In 1985, Pakistan crossed the threshold of weapons-grade uranium production, and by 1986 it is thought to have produced enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon. Pakistan continued advancing its uranium enrichment program, and according to Pakistani sources, the nation acquired the ability to carry out a nuclear explosion in 1987.

    - more at www.fas.org/nuke/guide/pakistan/nuke/index.html
     
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    Now we know why Bhutto was assasinated.:rolleyes:
     
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    ==This is a sad day for her, her family, supporters, and nation. What is also sad is that one did not have to be a prophet to see this tragic event coming.
     
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    And why would that be?
     
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    She was a glimpse of hope for that region due to her moderate beliefs in terms of Islam...i hate to see what the next few months and maybe years look like there.
     
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    This was my thought exactly when I read this. I was amazed when the woman returned to the region, and slightly less so that it took this long for the assassination attempts to be successful.
     
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    And now we know why we should give more, more, more! Indefinitely! And with my money no less you, philanthropist, you. ;)
     
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    Wall Street Journal pays respects here and here.
     
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    Yes, it was obvious this was coming. You can't just go to a totalitarian state and rally for the overthrow of the government on every corner without expecting a response...probably a violent one.

    This may be worse for the region or world, or it may not. The latest crisis was largely caused by her return and demand for ouster of the current regime (and some power for herself, of course). Things were "relatively" stable for a time before she came back. Now, this could explode into a powerful movement for change, or it could quietly die away as rally supporters disappear into the night, and the most vocal critics of the regime find their loved ones missing or dead.

    It is interesting that President Bush is adding to the anger by announcing that the killers must be brought to justice. If the killers turn out to be more than a terrorist group working on their own, this statement could be fuel for revolution.
     
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    It's Bush's fault...
     
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    I do not think the current dictatorship has manpower so bedazzled by it that their assassin would be willing to blow himself up.
    Generally speaking, those who attach themselves to the powers-that-be are leeches who will not take their own life just to bring down an opponent of that power to whom they are leeching.
    I think this is the work of extremists and terrorists.
    Considering that a few days ago, one of Bhutto's promise was to stamp out, and clamp down on, terrorists.
     
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    I agree there's a good chance you are right, here. But I don't put it past Islamic politicians to use the remarkable power Islamic clerics seem to have over the fanatics. I can see a phone call to a few local clerics promising power, autonomy, or a donation "in the name of Allah" if said cleric were to encourage some of his more unstable followers to martyr themselves. And 70 virgins in paradise sounds pretty good to some...
     
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    Horrible, horrible thing.
    I fear there will never be any kind of real peace in that region.

    Prayers for her family and country.
     
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