Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday outside a large gathering of her supporters where a suicide bomber also killed at least 14, doctors and a spokesman for her party said.Where was the security? Why was anyone allowed to get so close in a place where suicide bombings are common? I have written extensively on my view that Pakistan is the most dangerous nation on earth. Today's events just prove my point.
While Bhutto appeared to have died from bullet wounds, it was not immediately clear if she was shot or if her wounds were caused by bomb shrapnel.
President Pervez Musharraf held an emergency meeting in the hours after the death, according to state media.
Police warned citizens to stay home as they expected rioting to break out in city streets in reaction to the death.
Police sources told CNN the bomber, who was riding a motorcycle, blew himself up near Bhutto's vehicle.
The United States is in bed with a dictator in Pakistan. The same dictator that has made deals with the Taliban to keep them from trying to topple him. Was it these deals that led to the assassination of Bhutto? Who stands the most to gain by having her out of the way? At first glance it would have to be Musharraf.
We should all be paying close attention to this situation or we may find our military dying in yet another country.