Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pakistani tinderbox?

It seems that Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated.
Pakistani former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been killed in a presumed suicide attack.

News of her death was confirmed by a military spokesman and members of her Pakistan People's Party (PPP).

Ms Bhutto had just addressed a pre-election rally in the town of Rawalpindi when the attack occurred.

At least 15 other people are reported killed in the attack and several more were injured. Ms Bhutto had twice been the country's prime minister.

It's going to be interesting to see what happens next but, given the popular support that she appears to have garnered in the last few months, I predict a riot. Or several, in fact.

All eyes on Pakistan, then...

UPDATE: that platitudinous cretin, Batshit Miliband, has been voicing his utterly unoriginal thoughts on the matter—fucking hell, I can't believe that this slimy little shit represents us to other countries: he's an embarrassment.
The killing of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was a "senseless attack", UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said.

Well, it obviously made sense to someone, David, and that's why they killed her. She wasn't randomly picked, you know: she was a prominent politician and a lot of people didn't like her very much. Whilst it might be an appalling thing to do, I suspect that her assassination was very far from being "senseless".
"This is a time for restraint but also unity.

You really are a tedious little man, aren't you?
All those committed to a stable future for Pakistan will condemn without qualification all violence perpetrated against innocent people.

Will they? I'm sure that, say, Muslim extremists want a stable Pakistan—a stable Islamist Pakistan—but I am sure that they wouldn't condemn violent methods. In fact, they seem more than happy to use them throughout the world.
"In targeting Benazir Bhutto extremist groups have in their sights all those committed to democratic processes in Pakistan. They cannot and must not succeed.

Worried that people in Britain might get a few ideas, eh, Dave?
"The large Pakistani community in the United Kingdom will be gravely concerned about these latest developments.

I'm sure that they will be. Although, I would also be interested to know how many of them consider themselves more British than Pakistani.
Let me reassure them that the UK government will continue to work with all those who want to build a peaceful and democratic Pakistan."

Like... um... President "Came to power through a military coup and recently suspended the Constitution and locked up his political opponents" Musharraf? Does Batshit believe a word that he's saying?—because I don't.

Don't you just love our politicos?


Newmania said...

About twenty minutes ago I commented
"One small donor with chile sauce please Mr. DK...getting a little hot in Pakistan as well

( You did deservedly well in the blog survey)"

So if there is a prize for knowing what you are going to say next I would like to claim it please. Cash works for me !

Devil's Kitchen said...

Ha! Yes, I've just seen your comment! I was perusing Iain's blog at the time, as it happens.


Anonymous said...

Bang. Boom. Bye-bye, Benazir Bhutto.

verity said...

David Millimoron just cannot talk in anything but clichés he has swotted up on from the Socialist Moron's Handbook of Empty Clichés.

How much does Millimoron know about islam, I wonder. I'm going to take a flyer and lay a thousand to one on: Nothing.

The killing of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was a "senseless attack",

Of course it's not "senseless"!!! It was done for A REASON.

"This is a time for restraint but also unity. Restraint by who? Do you even know? Unity of who? Unity of what? What the hell are you talking about?

"The large Pakistani community in the United Kingdom will be gravely concerned about these latest developments."

Well, little Millipede, there should be no "large Pakistani community" in the the United Kingdom. Immigrants lucky enough to get in should have assimilated as ordinary men, women and families a couple of generations ago. This "community" you speak of has been deliberately cultivated by malicious, destructive morons like yourself.

That said, I don't care whether Benazir Bhutto's alive or dead. They're corrupt and out of control - much like the Labour government in Britain - and need to be reined in. A cessation of all aid would be a start.

Newmania said...


. I like the way he is not granted full moron status but rather becomes am infinitesimally small part of a moron. Thank you Verity, splendidly dismissive !

Unsworth said...

Milliband's grasp of anything is at about sub sixth-form level.

Frankly I'm appalled that this idiot feels that these platitudes are a) incisive or worthy observations and, b) do anything much by way of diplomatic initiative.

The boy is a complete airhead. I suppose he might be of some use in the British tiddly winks team reserves. He certainly should not be representing the interests of this nation on the international stage.

mitch said...

Millivolt thinks its senseless because like most of his party he has never really believed in anything except his own right to rule.

Myrddin Wen said...

The global media Dog n Pony show is a little shrill today... did something happen?

Al-Beeb hand-wringing for hours now, and a fellow in jim-jams beating a burning bus with a stick.

must be a slow news day.

try this instead;

Trixy said...

I am sure the Americans will keep funding whoever is in power and keeping the Taliban at bay. Because let's face it, they weren't going to stop funding Musharraf even if they were pretending to jump up and down over the hoe down with the judges...