December 27, 2007, - 3:56 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Did St. Benazir (Bhutto) orchestrate the murder of her brother, a vocal Parliamentary critic? His daughter, Benazir’s niece–Fatima Bhutto, paints the picture. Forget Mommy Dearest. Meet (the late) Aunt Benazir:
My father was a member of Parliament and a vocal critic of his sister’s politics. He was killed outside our home in 1996 in a carefully planned police assassination while she was prime minister. There were 70 to 100 policemen at the scene, all the streetlights had been shut off and the roads were cordoned off. Six men were killed with my father. They were shot at point-blank range, suffered multiple bullet wounds and were left to bleed on the streets.
My father was Benazir’s younger brother. To this day, her role in his assassination has never been adequately answered, although the tribunal convened after his death under the leadership of three respected judges concluded that it could not have taken place without approval from a “much higher” political authority.
I have personal reasons to fear the danger that Ms. Bhutto’s presence in Pakistan brings, but I am not alone.
Yup, sounds like a “moderate” and saint to me.
Not to mention this, some of which I mentioned in a previous post on St. Benazir:
It is widely believed that Ms. Bhutto lost both her governments on grounds of massive corruption. She and her husband, a man who came to be known in Pakistan as “Mr. 10%,” have been accused of stealing more than $1 billion from Pakistan’s treasury. She is appealing a money-laundering conviction by the Swiss courts involving about $11 million. Corruption cases in Britain and Spain are ongoing.
This was the ideal Bush candidate to run Pakistan? Oy.
**** UPDATE: Yes, I am aware that Fatima Bhutto’s father/Benazir Bhutto’s brother is no saint either. He founded the Pakistan Liberation Army a/k/a Al-Zulfikar (sorta like the Pakistani PLO) with the mentoring of Yasser Arafat, training in Beirut. The group hijacked a Paki plane in 1981. And as reader Brett points out:
When Murtaza returned to Pakistan in 1993, his mother campaigned for him, often against the official candidate of the PPP that was led by Benazir Bhutto. Murtaza won a seat as an independent in the Sindh provincial assembly. Their mother was then dumped as PPP chairman, after which she said of her daughter, Benazir “I had no idea I had nourished a viper in my breast.” None of the Bhutto family qualifies for canonisation.
I agree, and that was my point in posting this. Bhutto praised homicide bombers against Israel, she hung with Arafat, and she assassinated her brother. So, when today she was murdered, it really was a case of what comes around goes around. Payback is a bitch, especially when you live by the sword. As we all know, that means you die by it.
This is a family of violent, vicious criminals, including St. Benazir. They, frankly, make Musharraf look like a libertarian.
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