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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

This is just angry making.
She is one of the worlds most dedicated reform politicians.
How could they????????
Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/12/27/pakistan.sharif/?iref=hpmostpop

2. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 8y

This is a very dark day in Pakistans history.

I think the next few days and weeks will see a very violent reaction to this in the streets of Pakistan. Normally when something bad happens you think maybe some good will emerge from it - but in this case i really can't see how.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Mel,
I just read the article and it is a major setback for democracy. You do realize that a large part of Pakistan's population are fundamentalist Muslims and do not support a move towards democracy. There have been several assassination attempts on President Musharraf as well. Supports of the Taliban and al qaida want Pakistan to go back to the strict interpretation of sharia law. They are dedicated to overthrowing President Musharraf and certainly did not want Benazir Bhutto as president either.

This is a war between different segments of the Muslim religion and the western countries really will have little to say how it turns out. We can support those who desire to democracy, but it well be the citizens of those countries that will determine what path they take. A very sad day for those who support freedom and democracy.

4. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Welcome to our real world where few powerful people do nasty actions that later on will be forgotten!

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting daveh

I think the next few days and weeks will see a very violent reaction to this in the streets of Pakistan. Normally when something bad happens you think maybe some good will emerge from it - but in this case i really can't see how.

Some are blaming the president of Pakistan for not providing enough protection for her.
Maybe this will lead to his downfall once and for all. But way too big a price to pay for it.

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

That country is a basket case populated by too many people who no nothing other than to blow themselves and innocent people to pieces.

Democracy and freedom? They don't seem to want it and certainly don't deserve it.

To hell with her murderers.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 27, 2007, at 12:38 PM by james ]

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Just your friendly local Moderator here to remind everyone to post respectfully. Thanks in advance.

Isa now returns this thread to it's originally scheduled topic.

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Politics, religion, mixed together...the start of riots and eventually war. Sad and pathetic people, not only in Pakistan. These fundamentalists are so poor, what triggers such people anyway? Really, I don't get it know and will never. If people just had normal lifes, with good family relations, education, housing etc. No need to be rich or whatever, just live a normal life, is that too much to ask?
You can explain thing a million times, but violence out of politics and religion might be the single most pathetic thing in this sad world.
So, where is my wine

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

If people just had normal lifes, with good family relations, education, housing etc. No need to be rich or whatever, just live a normal life, is that too much to ask?

Well according to the murderers who killed those innocent people on the Tube and on the buses, apparently it is.

10. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 8y

I don't know a lot about Pakistan but this seems very sad :(

What sucks is that it takes only one low-life to assassinate a potential leader of a country. I hope someone else in their political system who is charismatic can step up and portray similar ideals and messages as Bhutto. But nobody may want to fill those shoes as they may risk their life in doing so.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 27, 2007, at 9:13 PM by Erik85 ]