Saturday, December 29, 2007

Fisk doesn't think Bhutto was killed by Islamists

Here is his summary of his analysis:
So let's run through this logic in the way that Inspector Ian Blair might have done in his policeman's notebook before he became the top cop in London.

Question: Who forced Benazir Bhutto to stay in London and tried to prevent her return to Pakistan? Answer: General Musharraf.

Question: Who ordered the arrest of thousands of Benazir's supporters this month? Answer: General Musharraf.

Question: Who placed Benazir under temporary house arrest this month? Answer: General Musharraf.

Question: Who declared martial law this month? Answer General Musharraf.

Question: who killed Benazir Bhutto?

Er. Yes. Well quite.
This analysis doesn't seem so convincing, but I have not sifted through the evidence very thoroughly. Are there many non-Islamists in Pakistan willing to become human bombs? Was Musharraf behind all the other assassination attempts? The booby-trapped baby? What do you think?

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