Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto injured in bombing

Fox News is reporting that Benazir Bhutto has been "seriously" injured in a bombing attack at a political rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and is presently in surgery.

Bhutto, a former prime minister of Pakistan, has been accused of corruption during her administration, but my guess is this is most likely the work of Islamist extremists who don't like her idea of moderate Islam and a secular government.

In any event, this kind of instability in a nuclear-armed country with more than its share of Islamist freakazoids chomping at the bit to take control of the country is more than a little disquieting.

Update: Holy crap...she's dead.

Update: Reports now that she was shot as her vehicle was racing away from the scene of the bombing.

Update: The word now is she was shot as she was entering her vehicle after the rally, then the gunman blew himself up.

Update: One possible result of this atrocity I see is Musharraf doubling down and inviting US and other forces in to clean out the tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. We'll see.

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