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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Bhutto Death - Two analyses worth reading

Both pieces are from outside Pakistan and could have their own (US and Indian) agendas ... but they do state views other than the emotional, knee-jerk reactions many in Pakistan are still offering. George Friedman - a typical Stratfor piece: scan through and add to the reader comments coming in fast. B. Raman - an Indian POV that implicates ... wait for it ... Brig. Cheema of the (Mr. Bean directed?) Press Conferences fame!

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Blogger Sidhusaaheb said...

Thanks for bringing these to the attention of your readers!

As far as I can see, Dr. Friedman seeks to exonerate President Mush, without taking into account the fact that it is his government that has been destroying evidence and trying to obfuscate the cause(s) of death by putting out imaginative theories and hypotheses.

Mr. B. Raman, on the other hand, misses the point, I believe, that the officials in the interior ministry are unlikely to have followed the agenda that they have been following without 'orders from above'.

03 January, 2008 15:34

Blogger Vic said...

I wish the world was really as full of such responsible people: who only kill on orders from 'above' (a despicable thought, but then we humans seem to delight in despicable thinking)!

Unfortunately, people who conduct their lives in deceit and oppression of others lack a sense of balance (gosh, I wonder why that is!), simultaneously, and erroneously, acquiring a certain sense of omniscience. Implementing thir warped thinking through warped and destructive action is simply the most logical (perverse, but logical) result.

So Raman's conjecture that a few junior officers (retired or whatever) have reddened their hands is as plausible as any other glimmers of light in this murky situation.

07 January, 2008 10:16

Blogger Sidhusaaheb said...

Those who kill or try to hide the identities of killers do so on account of 'orders from above' not because they are 'responsible', but in order to increase the chances of saving their miserable necks...after the dirty work is done...

For those who think differently...well...Let there be light!

15 January, 2008 01:43


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