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Did deviation from the nuclear bomb narrative seal Benazir's fate?

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  1. Devil Soul

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    Mahir AliUpdated March 07, 2018
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    A WEEK ago the BBC’s former Pakistan correspondent Owen Bennett-Jones concluded his intermittently fascinating podcast The Assassination, relating to the events that led up to the murder of Benazir Bhutto 10 years ago last December, with the opinion that the primary motivation was probably grounded in the so-called deep state’s suspicion that, if returned to office, she might compromise the nation’s nuclear status.

    That’s certainly a possibility. But it’s also just one more conjecture in an incredibly sordid saga. Benazir and the PPP had, after all, seldom been reticent about highlighting her dad’s status as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb. We will eat grass if necessary, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had declared after India’s 1974 nuclear test, but we will obtain a nuclear bomb. A.Q. Khan was the key instrument in fulfilling this ambition.

    By 2007, A.Q. Khan had been officially outed as a serial nuclear proliferator. But foreign powers were not permitted to question him. Benazir, during her sojourn in the United States months before her projected return to Pakistan after eight years in exile, deviated marginally from that mantra by suggesting that the International Atomic Energy Agency should be allowed access to Khan.

    Did that seal her fate? According to Indian journalist Shyam Bhatia, a friend since her Oxford days, she had told him that that she was the mother of her nation’s missile programme. In the investigative podcast, Bennett-Jones mentions that during her first stint as prime minister, Benazir was prevented from visiting the nation’s nuclear sites.

    What sealed Benazir Bhutto’s fate?

    On the whole, concerns about her intentions in this regard lie in the realm of pure speculation. There can be little doubt, though, that Benazir’s planned return to the fray was indelibly wedded to Western interests. The deal with military dictator Pervez Musharraf was apparently brokered by the Blair and Bush administrations, the architects of the Afghanistan and Iraq disasters. A freedom-of-information request from Bennett-Jones to the UK Foreign Office in this regard was approved by the minister but thwarted by bureaucrats — he can’t reveal his source for this insight.

    Fair enough. But this echoes one of the more intriguing revelations in the podcast, namely that Gen Nadeem Taj, a close colleague of Musharraf’s then recently appointed as head of the ISI, visited Benazir around midnight on the night before she was killed and advised her not to attend the Liaquat Bagh rally in Rawalpindi, on the basis that there was intelligence about an assassination attempt.

    Taj was among the many military/intelligence personnel who refused to speak on the record with Bennett-Jones, but the latter gathers from sources whom Taj reportedly briefed that when Benazir asked why the purported culprits could not be arrested, he responded that this would compromise intelligence sources. She declared that she would go ahead. In that case, we will do our best to protect you, Taj is said to have replied.

    In the event, it clearly wasn’t enough. There were 1,300 police at the site, but few were visible after the deadly blast. There were metal detectors at entrances to the venue, as well as sniffer dogs and personnel who checked the stage. But the teenage assassin, Bilal, had determined that the target would be most vulnerable when she emerged from the rally and, as was her wont, raised her head above the parapet from her vehicle.

    Bennett-Jones questions both PPP security chief Rehman Malik and party luminary Farhatullah Babar on why their back-up vehicle left the blast scene without bothering to ascertain what had happened to their leader. Both claim that they were asked to move on by the police. Babar said they were assured Benazir’s SUV would follow them. It didn’t, but no one bothered to stop and investigate. One of the doctors who tried in vain to resuscitate her, within an hour of the attack, was the son of a doctor who had attended to Liaquat Ali Khan after he was shot at almost the same spot in 1951.

    One of the key controversies in the podcast relates to a phone call Benazir purportedly received from Musharraf while on a mission to secure US security backing. She perceived it as a threat. He denies making the call. Nothing can be verified. Benazir subsequently persisted in her efforts to obtain American protection, even at the obvious cost of being perceived as a Western puppet. Her conversation with US journalist Ron Suskind is revelatory. Blackwater never got involved, though.

    The podcast might as well have been titled The Chronicle of a Death Foretold. It ended in a monumental tragedy, but was the idiotic Anglo-American plot that led to this carnage really worth it? Had Benazir been sensible enough to turn down the absurd proposition, she would have lived to tell the tale herself.

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    Benazir was killed by Zardari. This theory is absurd. She could never have been able to roll back or stop the program.
     
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    Summary:

    1999 Musharaf , imposed Marshal Law , in Pakistan

    Benazir Was already not in Pakistan as she herself left to escape Nawaz Sharif's Persecution
    The Marshal Law , put end to the Idiotic Government Law baased on Democracy and nation was more stable

    Nawaz Sharif leaves for Saudia , at King of Saudia's Personal guarentee to live away from politics as a Mullah praying 5 times a day

    2002-2007 Musharaf Joint War on Terror Campaign , militants saw Pakistan as a Threat. Gets some sweateners from USA for Military cooperation

    2002-2007 Various Assasination attepts were made against Musharraf and local members of society

    2002-2007 Nawaz Sharif Live in Castle in Saudi Arabia , and Benazir enjoyed a nice life in UK

    2007 US started to feel Musharaf was not helping them expand the scope of War into Pakistan, and they felt perhaps they needed a change at helm in Pakistan

    2007 US started to covertly push for Benazir as she had given some interviews in western media that if she is elected she will allow the war to go into Pakistan , so a bird brain idea was created to icite the people. USA's general plan was to Topple Musharaf and bring a soft managible man /women in Job in Pakistan who they can minipulate.

    Plan really was to get rid of Mastermind Musharaff from Power


    2007 Massive Political / Media campaign was launced against Musharaf. TV , Lawyers association and politicians all joined in becasue they wanted to bring back the bastardized Democracy into country. Nawaz Sharif / Benazir were quite eager to share the spoils of their renewed chance at Power


    2007 Now militants saw arrival of Benazir as a Threat to allow military US operations inside Pakistan and of course this was not good from their prespective. Some how Benazir was convinced Musharaf is against her. Musharaf openly "advised" the lady to not return due to escalation of Terrorist threats against her life


    All in All , The Terrorist saw a chance to cause harm and the Assasination became real as Lady came out of her car to wave to people.

    2008-2009 Anti Musharaf campaigns derailed his positive work , and gave way to arrival of "TRIBES/CLANS/CHOOR AUCHAKA". Musharaf was convinced by the MOB , and external forces that he should do a GRAND PARDON to all the choors

    GRAND PARDON = NRO = National Reconciliation Ordinance

    Nawaz Sharif being the cunning man that he is played down his role and patiently waited out the 5 years to make his move and come to power after Zardari in 2013

    Nawaz Sharif , again was a Prominent man rally up "DISTURBANCES" in Pakistan , Lawyer's movement + MEDIA CAPAIGN funded by RAW/NAWAZ sharif and others derailed Musharaf's plan to become a Civilian Head of country

    So under a pre planed move Perhaps PPP comes to power with Sympathy Vote 2009 Elections (5 WASTED YEARS WITH DEMOCRACY)

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    Between 2009-2018
    Between Nawaz Sharif / Zardari joint understanding they both took turns to Rule over Pakistan, this understanding disappeared after PANAMA Leaks exposed Nawaz Sharif's Chaddi to all

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    Hi,

    She was ready to do it----because of the support from the U S--.

    She had made statements at Harvard UNIV about giving the U S access to Dr A Q Khan---during a statement session with reporters---.

    Sardar Asif---a PPP politician used to stand behind Benazir during these news briefing and would tell her what to say---. Incidently---he was not prsent that day---so she blurted out what she wanted to say.

    Gen Nadeem told her the truth---.

    She was a real stupid and a dumb broad---she was so fcking stupid---that instead of listening to what information was being given to her about an attack on her---she started blaming the military and Musharraf---rather than taking measures to safeguard herself.

    She thought of it as an opportunity to smack Musharraf down and kick him out---.

    Musharraf had sent her a message---" you have been out of the country for a long time now---you do not understand the changes it has gone thru---so please be careful "---.

    But that dumb woman would have nothing to do with the warning---. Musharraf just wanted to secure his presidency with her as the prime minister.

    Her death also screwed up his plans as well---.
     
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    There is a difference between what a person wishes and what he or she can do..I think that applies to her in this case.
     
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    All conspiracy theories. Neither Zardari nor Musharraf killed her. If she had the common sense to not poke her head out the sunroof she would be alive. Barely two months before her assassination there was a very bloody attempt at Karsaz in Karachi. There were attempts at Musharraf too but he had sense enough or lucky enough to not be outside of his BULLET/BOMB proof vehicle.
    BB got carried away and stupidly poked her head out to greet her admirers. A fatal mistake.
     
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    She was assassinated because she understood the real aim of USA war on terror. USA administration at that time saw her as a huge obstacle upon her return as a popular leader with huge following. Zardari was picked for the job in return he was promised presidency, and TTP assassins were hired by CIA from Afghanistan to cover up and walk out of it clean making people believe those 2 handgun shots took her. It was a sniper shot that actually took her out, while the shots and bomb blast following was the cover up.
     
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    Really? So the one politician who has always overtly gone against the interests of Pakistan to serve other countries' interests, the exact one who was openly prostituting herself in the US so as to gain their blessings in hopes of becoming the next "Pakistani leader" was going to be an obstacle for the US?

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    Hi,

    Benazir was so stupid---that when Musharraf told her about exactly a similar scenario may happen to her---she the moron told her american lackies that Musharraf was threatening to kill her---.

    That is how DUMB Benazir was---.

    Musharraf had told her---" you have been ut of the country for a long time---things have changed---you need to be extremely careful what you do---how you go out---and what you do outside---".

    This stupid broad took it as a personal threat from Musharraf---.
     
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    Of course

    This program is considered extremely dangerous by the most powerful Middle Eastern lobbies in US. They will not settle until it's gone.

    This time most probably they will ensure their task through khaki guardian angels of Pak Nuclear Program, with Zardari acting as head of state.
     
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    Whatever maybe in the end the bitch got what she deserved. She was the woman who gave the file full of information about sikhs and Khalistan to Gandi. She was also fully committed to roll back the nuclear program of Pakistan. Even in her last tenure, the funding was downsized for the nuclear program and she had promised to the americans that this time she will do the job that could not be done last time. Pakistan's history is full of traitors. Her father was the reason East Pakistan separated, and she would had been the reason Pakistan nuclear program would had been crippled if she would had been given a chance.
     
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    What a load of bollocks!!!! Sensationalism and a poor attempt at reviving a dead story to conjure up some support for a dead party. Did the establishment plant a spring underneath her seat for her to pop her out at the right time like a jack in the Box. Where was Zardari and what was their relationship prior to her demise? Who advised her to look out of the roof top when she knew she was going to be targetted and at whose comand?? Why was there no PM and even if no PM, why could she not have been put in a CT scanner to elicit what killed her and whether there was any bullet? Why was Zardari jumping up and down about not having a PM and then launched an investigation into her killing with the whole bullshit about a bullet being lodged in her head?? Why did an ISI head come to warn her not to attend the rally if Musharraf wanted her Dead??
    She harped on the US media that OBL was dead and had died in 2000 in the Tora Bora caves? Why could that not have been a reason for her to be put away as this revelation would have spoilt the whole show for the US.
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