Wednesday, January 02, 2008

My brief thoughts on Bhutto

posted by The Vidiot @ 9:23 AM Permalink

My mom called us to tell us the news since we weren’t really paying attention to anything since everything around us was in French.

Our first reaction, well, mine anyway, was that Musharraf had done it. I mean, why wouldn’t he, right?

But Mr. Vidiot thought otherwise. He thought that since Bhutto was so western, she had been to school in the West, she was sort of the darling of the west, that she was obviously murdered by radical factions to thwart Western and US hegemony. And he also thought that it showed the the US, and the West in general, were losing their grip on the Middle East. I initially thought he could be right, given the power struggles, etc.

But after reading a few articles, and realizing the that an agreement to send more troops into Pakistan had just been signed by Musharraf, I believe that Bhutto would’ve never signed a similar agreement. No matter how Western friendly she was, she was not too keen on having US troops running around Pakistan. I wish I could find the link, but she was quoted saying as much in an interview. I figure, once that agreement was signed, she became a nuisance that had to be dealt with and Musharraf, having the most to gain from her demise, and the most ability making it happen, had no problem doing it.

Now, whether it all backfires on him because of all the unrest remains to be seen. It could easily have been the straw that breaks the camel’s back. There comes a time when power oversteps it’s boundaries.

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At 11:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm......Could it be that the "west" found her a bit inconvienient.

At 8:37 AM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

indeed i think they did.


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