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The Final Moments of Benazir Bhutto

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Some sad, graphic, and arresting images from yesterday's rally where Bhutto's assassination took place, along with the simultaneous and subsequent deaths of 23 others, narrated by photographer John Moore.

The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto [nyt]

1993 New Yorker profile on Bhutto [the new yorker]

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  1. Humankind has come to a sad place when the response to someone, that you do not agree with, is to murder them. Pakistan and all of the areas near there are dangerous places to be for man, woman, and child. Sadly this is all happening over religious beliefs. Religion is not suppose to tear humanity apart, but it does. Unhappy times for all of us.

    Posted by: Jayne Reese | Dec 28, 2007 10:59:03 AM


  2. Humankind has come to a sad place when the response to someone, that you do not agree with, is to murder them. Pakistan and all of the areas near there are dangerous places to be for man, woman, and child. Sadly this is all happening over religious beliefs. Religion is not suppose to tear humanity apart, but it does. Unhappy times for all of us.

    Posted by: Jayne Reese | Dec 28, 2007 10:59:57 AM


  3. Bhutto's assassination wasn't about religious belief. It was about politics masquerading as religious belief.

    I'd like to know why this story is relevant for Andy. I'm not knocking him for reporting on it. I think gay issues are far too narrow and disconnected from world events to begin with, but putting this story next to a story about Ryan Seacrest's appearance on Good Morning America is, frankly, a little troubling.

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | Dec 28, 2007 11:40:30 AM


  4. I like these postings. It is refreshing to see something other than Ryan Seacrest. Yes, it's a bit jarring to see them one after the other but it does remind us that there is so much more going on in the world.

    Posted by: Daniel Martinez | Dec 28, 2007 11:53:51 AM


  5. This site has, and always will cover issues that are not specifically gay-related.

    I will also continue to cover a range of both serious and highly frivolous subject matter. I report on what I find interesting and newsworthy in both political and pop culture.

    Any conclusions drawn about adjacent stories are entirely those of the reader. I will admit they can be starkly different in tone sometimes, and I apologize if it offends, but I feel that the readers here are mature enough to be able to handle the variance.

    Posted by: andy | Dec 28, 2007 12:11:51 PM


  6. The irony is that she supported the Taliban when in office.

    Posted by: anon (gmail.com) | Dec 28, 2007 1:00:57 PM


  7. Andy, thanks for covering everything and not just the fluff.

    Posted by: Tread | Dec 28, 2007 1:37:24 PM


  8. I find this murder to be so disheartening. She was willing to go against the extremists, and her life was in jeopardy from the moment she arrived with that dictator. He deliberately pulled his security forces from this rally for a reason: it's the same city where her father was hung in 1971.

    Meanwhile billions are poured into Pakistan that go unaccounted for and they do very little to curb fanaticism.

    Posted by: Gary | Dec 28, 2007 1:45:26 PM


  9. Bush and co would love you to blame the Taliban or other "terrrrrristss". Long-time Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk points to Musharraf as the person with most to gain from this:

    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article3291600.ece

    She wasn't perfect but she was a better bet for that nuclear state than the man still running the place.

    Posted by: John C | Dec 28, 2007 11:22:30 PM


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