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Benazir Bhutto Assassination Inquiry Completed by the UN
April 18, 2010 12:40 PM   Subscribe

The UN Commission established to investigate Bhutto's assassination has released its report. The Report says her murder was avoidable, and holds responsible General Musharraf's government for failing to protect her and destroying evidence from the crime scene. In response, Musharraf, in self-exile in London, is threatening to sue the UN panel. The present Government has started to take action against those accused who are still in the country.
posted by Azaadistani (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I kind of wish Musharraf would follow through on his threat to sue the UN panel at the ICJ... that might actually be funny. It certainly would being more attention to the case than he would want, so imo it's all a bunch of hot air.
posted by edgeways at 1:01 PM on April 18, 2010

Musharraf came to speak at my school in 2007. I sat thirty feet from him as he talked about his growing democracy and the blossoming civil society in Pakistan. One of his MPs even interrupted him during the speech to make a bad pun and Musharraf hardly batted an eye. I thought, "This guy might actually get it." Too soon, I guess. Once a tough, always a tough.
posted by The White Hat at 1:08 PM on April 18, 2010

posted by clavdivs at 1:12 PM on April 18, 2010 [2 favorites]

The White Hat, my impression is that Musharraf is a mixed bag. He talks a pretty good game and some people I know say he even backs some of it up. But I've heard him in some sessions where the questioning gets tough and man does that guy get defensive. I'm not at all surprised to hear he's threatening to sue.
posted by namespan at 3:02 PM on April 18, 2010

Condy told Buhtto it was safe for her to return to Pakistan, (cough)PulpFiction(cough)
posted by hortense at 4:27 PM on April 18, 2010 [2 favorites]

It seems unsurprising to me that Condi et. al had a hand in her death, but, nonetheless, leaves me sad.
posted by localhuman at 7:46 PM on April 18, 2010

Even Bhutto knew she was going to be assassinated someday. The ISS is just too powerful and the Pakistani military was never fond of her, either.

The really sad part is that she was corrupt, too.
posted by QIbHom at 12:37 PM on April 19, 2010

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