Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pakistan to Go Up In Smoke

Pakistan's Bhutto killed in gun, bomb attack

Some quick research leaves it quite unclear to me whether she was a socialist kleptocrat riding the coattails of her family name, or a persecuted populist politician seeking democratic reforms, or both. Regardless, she was popular with a significant groups of Pakistanis. In a feudal tribal society like Pakistan her death will IMNSHO be a spark for significant civil unrest, maybe even civil war. Let's hope neither side gets a-hold of any of their nukes; that could get really ugly.

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