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  • Attempt on Benazir Bhutto

    Anybody want to make a bet on how long Benazir Bhutto stays alive??

    per ardua ad astra

  • #2
    Was anyone actually surprised that this happened???
    "The Eastern front is like a house of cards. If the front is broken through at one point all the rest will collapse."- General Heinz Guderian


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    • #3
      the best are on whether it's because she supports US airstrikes on Pakistani soil, or simply because she's a chick.
      Now listening too;
      - Russell Robertson, ruining whatever credibility my football team once had.

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      • #4
        A good candidate would be the ISI, Pakistan's security service...

        This is from a 2001 Jane's Defense article;

        Pakistan’s sinister Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) remains the key to providing accurate information to the US-led alliance in its war against Osama bin Laden and his Taliban hosts in Afghanistan. Known as Pakistan’s ‘secret army’ and ‘invisible government’, its shadowy past is linked to political assassinations and the smuggling of narcotics as well as nuclear and missile components.

        The ISI also openly backs the Taliban and fuels the 12-year-old insurgency in northern India’s disputed Kashmir province by ‘sponsoring’ Muslim militant groups and ministering its policy of ‘death by a thousand cuts’ that so effectively drove the Soviets out of Afghanistan and led to their political demise.
        http://www.janes.com/security/intern...1001_1_n.shtml
        “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
        “To talk of many things:
        Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
        Of cabbages—and kings—
        And why the sea is boiling hot—
        And whether pigs have wings.”
        ― Lewis Carroll

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        • #5
          Another link;

          http://www.harpers.org/archive/2007/...tin-1172682298

          The ISI has a strong radical Islamist influence due in part to its primary role in protecting Pakistan from India, a conflict framed in religious terms. Furthermore, the ISI has a heavy contingent of Pashtuns, the same tribe that is the Taliban's base of support across the border in Afghanistan. Partly because of its family, clan, and business ties to the Taliban, the ISI, even more than Pakistani society in general, became increasingly enamored of radical Islam.
          “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
          “To talk of many things:
          Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
          Of cabbages—and kings—
          And why the sea is boiling hot—
          And whether pigs have wings.”
          ― Lewis Carroll

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          • #6
            with friends like these and the Saudis, I wonder why the USA needs enemies!?
            "Freedom cannot exist without discipline, self-discipline, and rights cannot exist without duties. Those who do not observe their duties do not deserve their rights."--Oriana Fallaci

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            • #7
              Ah, but you have to love the irony of the webs that we weave, and how they always comback to bite us in the backside
              "To the USA Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne. . .There is only one possibility. . .the honorable surrender of the encircled town."
              "To the German Commander: Nuts! The American Commander."
              Brig GEN McAuliffe response at Bastogne Dec 1944

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ivan Rapkinov View Post
                the best are on whether it's because she supports US airstrikes on Pakistani soil, or simply because she's a chick.
                Well right now the former would be more important IMHO.

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