Benazir Bhutto killed in attack

Ms Bhutto – the first woman PM in an Islamic state – was leaving an election rally in Rawalpindi when a gunman shot her in the neck and set off a bomb.

At least 20 other people died in the attack and several more were injured.

President Pervez Musharraf has urged people to remain calm but angry protests have gripped some cities, with at least 11 deaths reported.

Security forces have been placed on a state of “red alert” nationwide.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack. Analysts believe Islamist militants to be the most likely group behind it.

Ms Bhutto, leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), had served as prime minister from 1988-1990 and 1993-1996, and had been campaigning ahead of elections due on 8 January.
It was the second suicide attack against her in recent months and came amid a wave of bombings targeting security and government officials.

Nawaz Sharif, also a former prime minister and a political rival, announced his Muslim League party would boycott the elections.

He called on President Musharraf to resign, saying free and fair elections were not possible under his rule.

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency session and later said it “unanimously condemned” the assassination.

Scene of grief

Ms Bhutto’s coffin was removed from hospital in Rawalpindi and has now arrived by plane in Sukkur in Sindh province for burial in her home town, Larkana.

  Extremist groups have in their sights all those committed to democratic processes in Pakistan
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UK foreign secretary
Her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, has arrived in Pakistan from Dubai to escort the coffin to its final resting-place.

The attack occurred close to an entrance gate of the city park where Ms Bhutto had been speaking.

Police confirmed reports Ms Bhutto had been shot in the neck and chest before the gunman blew himself up.

She died at 1816 (1316 GMT), said Wasif Ali Khan, a member of the PPP who was at hospital.

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Some supporters at the hospital wept while others broke into anger, throwing stones at cars and breaking windows.

Protests erupted in other cities as news of the assassination spread, with reports of 11 deaths in the PPP’s heartland province of Sindh, including four in provincial capital, Karachi.

More than 100 cars were burned in Karachi, while cars and a train were reportedly set on fire in Hyderabad.

In other violence:

  • Police in Peshawar, in the north-west, used batons and tear gas to break up a rally by protesters chanting anti-Musharraf slogans
  • One man was killed in a “shoot-out” between police and protesters in Tando Allahyar, the mayor said
  • Unrest was also reported in Quetta, Multan and Shikarpur
  • ‘Security lapse’

    Mr Musharraf has announced three days of national mourning. All schools, colleges, universities, banks and government offices will remain closed.

    Mr Sharif said there had been a “serious lapse in security” by the government.

    Earlier on Thursday, at least four people were killed ahead of an election rally Mr Sharif had been preparing to attend close to Rawalpindi.

    Ms Bhutto’s death has plunged the PPP into confusion and raises questions about whether January elections will go ahead as planned, the BBC’s Barbara Plett in Islamabad says.

    The killing was condemned by India, the US, the UK and others.

    US President George W Bush telephoned Mr Musharraf for what the White House would only describe as a “brief” conversation on the situation.

     
    BENAZIR BHUTTO

    Father led Pakistan before being executed in 1979
    Spent five years in prison
    Served as PM from 1988-1990 and 1993-1996
    Sacked twice by president on corruption charges
    Formed alliance with rival ex-PM Nawaz Sharif in 2006
    Ended self-imposed exile by returning to Pakistan in October
    Educated at Harvard and Oxford


    Ms Bhutto returned from self-imposed exile in October after years out of Pakistan where she had faced corruption charges. Her return was the result of a power-sharing agreement with President Musharraf

    He had granted an amnesty that covered the court cases she was facing.

    But relations with Mr Musharraf soon broke down.

    On the day of her arrival, she had led a motor cavalcade through the city of Karachi.

    It was hit by a double suicide attack that left some 130 dead.

    Rawalpindi, the nerve centre of Pakistan’s military, is seen as one of the country’s most secure cities.

    Many analysts say attacks like those on Thursday show the creeping “Talebanisation” of Pakistan.

    Radical Muslims calling for Islamic law, and fiercely opposed to the US, have become increasingly active in Pakistani politics in recent years, analysts say.

    THE ASSASSINATION OF BENAZIR BHUTTO

    1. Benazir Bhutto had addressed a rally of thousands of supporters in Rawalpindi’s Liaqat Bagh Park
    2. As her convoy was leaving the park via the rear gate onto Murree road, she was shot twice in the neck and chest
    3. The gunman then blew himself up killing at least 16 people
    4. Ms Bhutto was taken to Rawalpindi General Hospital, but was pronounced dead at 1816 local time.

    Story from BBC NEWS:
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    Published: 2007/12/27 22:28:10 GMT

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    Elitist sons would carve up the planet into different thiefdoms, “something really behind the joke,” admits biographer

    Paul Joseph Watson

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007

       

    The elitist Rockefeller sons would sometimes “joke” about which parts of the world they would each control according to biographer Peter Collier, carving the world up into different thiefdoms. Collier’s admission that there was “something really behind the joke” is an understatement considering the revelations of the late Aaron Russo about what Nicholas Rockefeller told him.

    The admission is taken from a segment of a History Channel documentary about the Rockefeller family which hit You Tube today.

    “Sometimes they would joke about it, they would say well David gets Europe, Nelson’s gonna have Latin America, and you know John D. the third gets Asia and then they’d make some joke about what Winthrop got, you know which would be something like Arkansas – but nonetheless there was something really behind the joke,” states Peter Collier, who wrote a glowing biography of the family with top Neo-Con and former Marxist David Horowitz. Watch the clip.

    Of course the so-called “joke” was a thin veil for the fact that by the end of the 1950’s the Rockefellers had become the pre-eminent elitist family and controlled huge swathes of economies, infrastructure, media and business worldwide.

    Revelations on behalf of the late Aaron Russo concerning what Nicholas Rockefeller told him about his family’s predatory control of the planet were explicit in their honesty and scale.

    Nick Rockefeller told Russo in advance that an “event” would precipitate the invasion of Afghanistan so the U.S. could run pipelines through the country  before invading Iraq and establishing military bases throughout the Middle East. He also stated that we would see soldiers looking in caves in Afghanistan and Pakistan for Osama bin Laden and that there would be an “Endless war on terror where there’s no real enemy and the whole thing is a giant hoax,” so that “the government could take over the American people,” according to Russo, who said that Rockefeller was cynically laughing and joking as he made the astounding prediction. This was all related to Russo nearly a year before 9/11 happened.

    Rockefeller also related how members of the elite were obsessed by creating a world identification society where people had to carry ID cards and prove who they were at all times.

    During one conversation, Rockefeller asked Russo if he was interested in joining the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) but Russo rejected the invitation, saying he had no interest in “enslaving the people” to which Rockefeller coldly questioned why he cared about the “serfs.”

    “I used to say to him what’s the point of all this,” said Russo, “you have all the money in the world you need, you have all the power you need, what’s the point, what’s the end goal?” to which Rockefeller replied (paraphrasing), “The end goal is to get everybody chipped, to control the whole society, to have the bankers and the elite people control the world.”

    Rockefeller also told Russo that his family’s foundation had created and bankrolled the women’s liberation movement in order to destroy the family and that population reduction was a fundamental aim of the global elite.

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    DECEMBER 7, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST: ALERT STATUS RAISED TO RED, INDICATING A FALSE-FLAG ATTACK PLAN IS IN MOTION, AND THE LOCATION IS IRAQ.  THE PENTAGON HAS MOUNTED A SMALL RUSSIAN NUCLEAR WARHEAD ON WHAT IS MOST LIKELY AN OLD SCUD MISSILE.  THAT MISSILE WAS FUELED ON TUESDAY.

    THIS PLAN CALLED FOR THE NUCLEAR DESTRUCTION OF FALLUJAH TO WIPE OUT IRAQI RESISTENCE IN ANBAR PROVINCE. IT WILL BE CLAIMED THE MISSILE WAS FIRED AT THE U.S. FALCON BASE, BUT MISSED.

    MARTIAL LAW SURVIVAL GUIDE

    December 11, 2007

    by J. Croft
    March 9, 2006

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    This article will start off assuming that the Reader (you) is already subject to MARTIAL LAW; that is, the “suspension” of the Constitution. Curfews, rationing of basic goods, enforced relocations, confiscation of firearms and supplies, and summary arrest/execution by soldiers, paramilitary police and other jack booted chumps in black wielding assault rifles. Basic survival tips will be followed by more detailed ideals on how to counter this coup against the American People.
    The remainder will apply IF you’re reading this before MARTIAL LAW is imposed by the current corrupt government. IF you are reading this while you are still nominally under Constitutional Law, it’s urgent you read from the beginning to end so as to appreciate the opportunities you currently have to not only protect yourself and yours, but to attempt to stop a coup. Read the rest of this entry »


    Published on Monday, December 03, 2007.

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    One thing Microsoft founder Bill Gates can’t be accused of is sloth. He was already programming at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still a student at Harvard. By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as the world’s richest man from being the largest shareholder in his Microsoft, a company which his relentless drive built into a de facto monopoly in software systems for personal computers.

    In 2006 when most people in such a situation might think of retiring to a quiet Pacific island, Bill Gates decided to devote his energies to his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest ‘transparent’ private foundation as it says, with a whopping $34.6 billion endowment and a legal necessity to spend $1.5 billion a year on charitable projects around the world to maintain its tax free charitable status. A gift from friend and business associate, mega-investor Warren Buffett in 2006, of some $30 billion worth of shares in Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway put the Gates’ foundation into the league where it spends almost the amount of the entire annual budget of the United Nations’ World Health Organization.

    So when Bill Gates decides through the Gates Foundation to invest some $30 million of their hard earned money in a project, it is worth looking at.

    No project is more interesting at the moment than a curious project in one of the world’s most remote spots, Svalbard. Bill Gates is investing millions in a seed bank on the Barents Sea near the Arctic Ocean, some 1,100 kilometers from the North Pole. Svalbard is a barren piece of rock claimed by Norway and ceded in 1925 by international treaty (see map). Read the rest of this entry »

    S. 1959: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007
    Click here for your Senators contact info:
    http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
    Full PDF text if the bill:
    http://tinyurl.com/3a3y2z

    If this bill is passed, and becomes law, your words and actions could be considered terrorism. S 1959 EVISCERATES FREE SPEECH, and empowers the govt. to declare ANYTHING they deem an “extremist belief system”, instantly making you a terrorist, resulting in stripping of US citizenship, torture, and/or execution, with no habeas corpus rights, no ability to challenge even in the US Supreme Court.

    Contact your Senator and let them know they will be looking for another job if they vote yes on this bill, which is now introduced into the Senate as S.1959 THIS BILL **MUST NOT** BECOME LAW, PERIOD. Read the rest of this entry »


    By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

    Russian Military Analysts are reporting today that President Putin has ordered Russia’s strategic nuclear arsenal to ‘high alert’ over growing concerns of massive US military troop movements from North America towards the Middle East.

    This latest war move by Putin mirrors his actions of previous weeks where he ordered Russian Military to move towards Eastern Europe, and as we had reported on in our November 9th report, “Putin Orders Troops To Border, War Crimes Trials For US Leaders“.

    Britain’s Times Online News Service has, likewise, reported on Russia’s latest move against the West by quoting Putin, and who stated:

    “In violation of previous agreements, certain member countries of the NATO alliance are increasing their resources next to our borders. Russia cannot remain indifferent to this obvious muscle-flexing. One of the most important tasks remains raising the combat readiness of the strategic nuclear forces. They should be ready to deliver a quick and adequate reply to any aggressor.”

    Putin further warned the West that Russia would withdrawal from the landmark Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty on December 12th, to which the United States Military responded to by cancelling its planned drawdown of its Forces in Europe.

    China has also moved against the United States Military by denying US Warships access to its ports, as reported by the Reuters News Service, and as we can read: Read the rest of this entry »

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    S. 1959: Violent Radicalization And Homegrown
    Terrorism Prevention Act Of 2007
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-1959
    S.1959 ACTION
    Text of Bill
    A bill to establish the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism, and for other purposes. Senate in session this Friday.
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    Overview
    Floor Speeches
    Other Info
    Bill Status
    Sponsor:
    Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]show cosponsors (1) Cosponsors [as of 2007-10-21]
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    Bill Text: Full Text Status: Introduced Aug 2, 2007 Voted on in House – Signed by President –
    This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills go first to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills never make it out of committee. [Last Updated: Oct 20, 2007]
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    Aug 2, 2007: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Show All Related Votes Committee Assignments
    This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process where the bill is considered in committee and may undergo significant changes in markup sessions. The bill has been referred to the following committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
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    110th Congress: H.R. 1955 (Status: Passed House (Bipartisan support.))

    Editorial Comment: Correct us if we are wrong, but aren’t the these the only two uses, by a countries military against civilian populations, of nuclear weapons in the written history of this planet?

    Guess we’re up to three now.

    This is ENDGAME in real life, right before your eyes. The horrible fact is The Powers That Be (at the moment) are working rather effectively in Africa and the Middle East to realize their plan of depopulating the “useless eaters” (their term, not ours) on the planet by BILLIONS.

    It is getting more and more clear that our President, Dr. Ron Paul may literally be a life or death choice for BILLIONS of souls on this planet!

    To each of you who knows or loves someone exposed in recent years or in the middle east right now, on their way to or from, Our most sincere and compassionate prayers are with you and yours as we hope your prayers are with us and ours. May all our children be happy and healthy, may they grow to be big and strong in spirit like their parents.

    Father, in the Name of the Christ (or religious figure of choice) we pray, in full faith and submission to your will. Alone we are weak but when we are One we have all power.

    Amen/Amin/Aum/Hum/Hu

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    By Sherwood Ross
    11-21-7

    By firing radioactive ammunition, the U.S., U.K., and Israel may have triggered a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East that, over time, will prove deadlier than the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan.
     
    So much ammunition containing depleted uranium(DU) has been fired, asserts nuclear authority Leuren Moret, “The genetic future of the Iraqi people for the most part, is destroyed.”
     
    “More than ten times the amount of radiation released during atmospheric testing (of nuclear bombs) has been released from depleted uranium weaponry since 1991,” Moret writes, including radioactive ammunition fired by Israeli troops in Palestine.
     
    Moret is an independent U.S. scientist formerly employed for five years at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and also at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both of California.
     
    Adds Arthur Bernklau, of Veterans For Constitutional Law, “The long-term effect of DU is a virtual death sentence. Iraq is a toxic wasteland. Anyone who is there stands a good chance of coming down with cancer and leukemia. In Iraq, the birth rate of mutations is totally out of control.” Read the rest of this entry »

    If there was ever a time for a false flag op, the Thanksgiving weekend would be perfect.

    They are already preparing the political side of the attack – that Ron Paul supporters and Truthers will be the source of the “next McVeigh” as the ritalin-popping shill Glenn Beck once said.

    It’s the time before and after the actual day to worry about. Hit the country on THE day when people are where they want to be and with their families where the mind and spirit are stronger and it won’t have the effect. Hit them when in transit, strand them on roads and airports, and the fear factor – and clamoring for someone to do something/anything – will be much higher. By the time people can get home and to their computers to find out what is going on, all dissenters would be dead or locked up.

    They might even claim all that “gunfire on the horizon” are Al Queda cells that came out of the woodwork and are being put down. Of course there is no AL Queda and the people being put down will be those who are resisting the tyranny of what would be phase 2 of the enslavement process.

    Take these warning seriously.