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Old 12-27-2007, 11:02 AM
 
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:20 AM
 
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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Not that Ms Bhutto was seen as the panacea for Pakistan's woes. When in office she was regarded by some as a domineering and at times a divisive figure.

But she did offer charismatic leadership at this crucial stage and she had the potential to provide Pakistan with the means of changing its ways.

Very, very sad.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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Yes, I was very saddened to hear of the death of Ms Butto, I had watched her interview on CNN in late Sept. She obviously was a very intelligent and educated woman who cared deeply for her country. Such a terrible loss.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:52 PM
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An incredible and courageous woman. I could hardly believe my ears when I heard the news. Her assassination sent shock waves through global financial markets as well. The incident is a mile-marker in world history, to be sure.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:51 AM
 
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It is not at all surprising in a country with a large group of religious fanatics. Pakistan really is dangerous, unlike Iraq, which was attacked because of other interests. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia also meddled in Afghanistan's affairs. I guess V. S. Naipaul was right about Pakistan.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:56 AM
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It is not at all surprising in a country with a large group of religious fanatics. Pakistan really is dangerous...
It seems the verdict is still out on exactly whom is behind the assassination. Though it's true that the religious right didn't care for her, Ms. Bhutto also had political enemies in the highest ranks of the government. Remember, she was under house arrest only a few weeks ago. But just like the mass-murder that happened when she returned to Pakistan, where 150+ people were killed in a bomb attack on her procession, her assassination is under the same shroud of suspicion that corruption in Pakistan's official security forces played a role.
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