Two Reports Say Bhutto Was Killed by a

January 2nd, 2008 - by admin

& The Indian News & Laurie Kellman / Associated Press – 2008-01-02 00:46:12

Sniper Teams Kill Pakistan’s Bhutto
Prior To Meeting US Lawmakers

Sorcha Faal / What Does It

(December 28, 2007) — FSB {Russia’s version of the CIA] reports presented to President Putin on the assassination of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto today are detailing what Russian Security Analysts are stating was a ‘sophisticated’ sniper team attack which left the loved leader of her people dead.

These reports state Pakistan’s elite commando division, called the Special Service Group (SSG), and which is the elite special operations arm of the Pakistani Army, were ‘most likely’ to blame as they are the only organization capable of mounting an operation such as this in Pakistan.

As to the actual assassination of Bhutto these reports state that she was fired upon by ‘no less’ than 3 separate sniper teams firing in excess of 6 times [India sources say 5]and which was then followed by 2 ‘simultaneous’ rocket propelled grenades designed to destroy the scene of the assassination, but whose explosions could then be ‘blamed’ on a ‘suicide bombing’.

Russian Military Analysts are further reporting that the assassination of Bhutto, by Pakistan’s Military Forces, was necessitated due to her imminent meeting with two top US Lawmakers, US Congressman Patrick Kennedy and US Senator Arlen Specter, who she was scheduled to meet following her last rally, and where she was prepared to give Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Specter ‘evidence’ that supported her claims that she was being targeted for death by Pakistan’s US backed dictator Pervez Musharraf.

It is important to note that Benazir Bhutto had previously stated to the US that she would only turn her evidence over to Congressman Kennedy and Senator Specter due to their involvement with the assassination of the American President John F. Kennedy in 1963 as Patrick Kennedy is a surviving family member and Arlen Specter was the chief investigator of the President’s murder for the Warren Commission, the tribunal set up to investigate President Kennedy’s killing.

It was, state these reports, Bhutto’s belief that only two such prominent lawmakers who knew the ‘truth’ behind the assassination of President Kennedy could properly handle the ‘shocking’ information she was prepared to present to them should she have lived but one more hour.

Also, it is important to note that occurring during the same time frame as the plot and killing of Bhutto in Pakistan, its US ally began suffering a series of bizarre attacks against its War Leaders, and which included the United States Army Leader, Secretary Pete Geren, having his home in Texas targeted by a suicidal driver, and, also in Texas, the childhood home of President Bush, and which is on the property of his fathers Presidential Museum, being attacked by arsonists.

These current events, and when coupled with the White House attack that left Vice President Cheney’s offices in flames, and which we had previously reported on, point towards a growing destabilization of the current World Order due to the United States continued efforts to gain hegemony over the vital oil resources of the Middle East, but which these latest events may prove to be much harder now to accomplish.

This is so, and as these reports make clear, the United States complicity with Pakistan to ‘create and control’ the very terrorist organizations they have used to mislead their peoples into giving up their freedoms and support a World War that is bankrupting the United States due to the truth that the truest enemies of the West are their very own leaders.

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Benazir Bhutto Killed in a Sniper Attack,
Five Bullets Were Fired on Her

The Indian News

RAWALPINDI (December 27, 2007) — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, 54, was shot at and killed by at least two snipers before a suicide bomb attack on the periphery of her carcade.

Police confirmed that the snipers fired five bullets from AK-47 assault rifles. Two of the bullets hit Benazir in the neck, while a third hit her forehead. No one was near her car when the shots were fired at her. Two of her key political aides, including PPP leader and spokesperson Sherry Rehman and her security aide, were also grievously injured in the attack.

She was taken to the Rawalpindi General Hospital, where a military spokesman and members of her Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) confirmed that she had succumbed to her injuries. Wasif Ali Khan, a member of the PPP who was at Rawalpindi General Hospital, said she died at 6.16 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time.

Before her assassination, Bhutto had addressed an election rally in Rawalpindi. At least 30 other people reportedly died in the attack and several more were injured.

Bhutto, who was campaigning for the January 8, 2008 elections, had twice been the country’s prime minister, in 1988 for 20 months and again between 1993 and 1996. Her killing is likely to provoke an agonised response from her followers, especially from her loyal following in Sindh Province.

Bhutto was the key to her party’s political fortunes, as she was seen as a major political player in the forthcoming elections. The PPP has the largest support of any party in the country.

Rawalpindi, a garrison city, is seen as one of the country’s most secure cities, making the attack on Benazir even more embarrassing for President Pervez Musharraf and the military authorities. Supporters at the hospital began chanting “Dog, Musharraf, dog“, referring to President Pervez Musharraf.

Amidst the scenes of grief and shock, some PPP activists broke the glass door at the main entrance to the emergency unit as others wept. Outside the hospital and in Liaquat Bagh area, her supporters attacked police vans and cars, and shouted slogans against the lapse in security.

A man with a PPP flag tied around his head could be seen beating his chest in grief.

Interior ministry spokesman Javed Cheema, was quoted as saying that she may have been killed by pellets packed into the suicide bomber’s vest, but a PPP security adviser said she was shot in the neck and chest as she got into her vehicle, before one of the gunmen blew himself up.

Among the mourners at the hospital were Nawaz Sharif, also a former prime minister and opposition leader, who squarely blamed President Musharraf and the Pakistan Army for the tragedy. Earlier on Thursday at least four people were killed ahead of a PML (N) election rally that Sharif was preparing to attend close to Rawalpindi._The killing was condemned by the US and Russia, and a statement is expected shortly from the UK.

“The attack shows that there are still those in Pakistan trying to undermine reconciliation and democratic development in Pakistan,” a US State Department spokesman said.

The Russian foreign ministry condemned the attack, offered condolences to Ms Bhutto’s family and said it hoped the Pakistani leadership would “manage to take necessary steps to ensure stability in the country“.

The French Government described the assassination as an “odious” act, and said it was deeply concerned._Bhutto had returned from self-imposed exile in October 18 after nine years out of Pakistan where she had faced corruption charges. On the day of her return, she led a motor cavalcade through Karachi. It was hit by a double suicide attack that left some 130 people dead.

Her return was reportedly the result of a power-sharing agreement with President Musharraf in which he granted an amnesty that covered the court cases she was facing. Since her return, however, her relations with Musharraf had broken down. According to some unconfirmed reports, she was scheduled to meet Musharraf on Thursday evening after addressing the rally. (ANI)

US Lawmakers Were to Meet with Bhutto;
Cut Trip Short

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (December 28, 2007) — Two US lawmakers scheduled to meet yesterday with Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s former prime minister, and President Pervez Musharraf were advised to leave the country after Bhutto’s assassination.

Representative Patrick Kennedy, Democrat of Rhode Island, and Senator Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania, were staying at an Islamabad hotel and were scheduled to dine with Musharraf and meet later in the night with Bhutto.
Kennedy said he was just leaving his hotel room for the dinner when someone advised him to check the news on television.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Kennedy said in a telephone interview from Pakistan. “You could really feel the tragedy of this loss because Bhutto really represented hope here for so many people.”

“Her death really dashed the hope of many here in Pakistan and that’s why there’s so much disillusionment and anger being vented through these protests that are lighting up the sky tonight as people set fires all over the countryside,” Kennedy said.

Specter said he heard about the attack on Bhutto as he was dressing for the dinner with Musharraf.

“Our foreign policy had relied on her presence as a stabilizing force,” Specter said, emotionally describing her death as “a real, real, real shock.”

“I knew her personally. . . . She was, as you know, glamorous, beautiful, smart,” he said. “Her loss is a setback. But you have to face what is. And now, without her, we have to regroup.”
After learning she was dead, Specter, Kennedy, and Anne Patterson, the US ambassador to Pakistan, laid flowers under Bhutto’s photograph at her campaign headquarters in what they described as an unsettling atmosphere.

“They were crying and they were sobbing,” Specter said, describing the people there. “It’s a night reminiscent of . . . Robert Kennedy’s assassination.”

Patrick Kennedy, son of Senator Edward Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, and Robert Kennedy’s nephew, said they laid the flowers at Bhutto’s headquarters because it was unsafe to do so at her residence. Specter said he felt apprehensive about being out at night as an American.
The lawmakers said they were cutting their trip by a day on the advice of the State Department.

Both lawmakers said turmoil was engulfing the country.
“Our concerns are about what is happening here, the stability; what’s happening with the supreme court; what’s happening with our fight against terrorism, our efforts to capture Osama bin Laden; and what is happening to the very substantial funding the United States has put in here; what the prospects were for the election,” Specter told MSNBC.

“I’ve known Benazir Bhutto for the better part of two decades, having been visiting her in Karachi back in 1988, and when she was prime minister in 1995,” he added. “And we were looking forward to talking to her to get to her evaluation on whether the elections would be honest and open, and to get her sense of the situation.”

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