Pakistan’s Bhutto Assassinated

27 12 2007

Benazir BhuttoOkay, I know that it has nothing to do with capoeira (although indirectly to do with women), but this is huge.  Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed today, after having returned from eight years of exile.  She had returned to help her country, whether that involved working with or ousting the current corrupt government of President Musharraf.  She survived one attack that killed 150 people, in October.  There’d been huge rallies of support for her since her return, and all the commotion you’d imagine for such an occasion.  Hope was everywhere.  And now she’s gone. 

Unfortunately, I’ve taken exactly one political science course in my life, but if you want to know more beyond that this means a new, major wave of intense instability in Pakistan, it’s all over technorati, and of course the mainstream media as well.  You will find many analyses there, and I wanted to add this post as a tribute to Bhutto and her memory.

Update: For a quick background and overview, check out this brief post at Antigone Magazine, which offers a short biography of Benazir Bhutto’s life, career, and death (click here).  For a more political science-type post from Article Discover Politics, click here.

(And for those who insist on getting their daily capoeira reading-fix, I will post another entry today soon.)