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(CNN)   Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who grandfather was Prime Minister of Pakistan until he was hanged during a coup, whose mother was Prime Minister of Pakistan and was murdered by an unknown gunman, has decided to run for Prime Minister of Pakistan   (cnn.com) divider line 44
    More: Scary, Bilawal Bhutto, Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, President Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan, Ali Said, Pervez Musharraf, Urdu  
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2012-12-27 04:55:22 PM  
Well, bye?
 
2012-12-27 05:49:34 PM  
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2012-12-27 05:50:21 PM  
Darwin seen fist bumping Kali
 
2012-12-27 05:59:42 PM  
That's how you handle political dynasties. You listening, Bush family?
 
2012-12-27 06:04:32 PM  
Proof there is no stopping JED
 
2012-12-27 06:04:36 PM  
Couldn't work "who'd" in there too?
 
2012-12-27 06:05:08 PM  
Who will be second in command? Anyone? *crickets* Bueller?
 
2012-12-27 06:06:36 PM  
Now that's statesmanship.
 
2012-12-27 06:07:28 PM  
Is the mother the one that said Bin Laden was killed?
 
2012-12-27 06:09:22 PM  

Clash City Farker: Is the mother the one that said Bin Laden was killed?


That is correct. She was killed shortly thereafter.
 
2012-12-27 06:09:37 PM  
What could possibly go wrong?
 
2012-12-27 06:11:08 PM  
It was a shame when the U.S. took out his mother. :(
 
2012-12-27 06:11:39 PM  

Glenechocreek: Clash City Farker: Is the mother the one that said Bin Laden was killed?

That is correct. She was killed shortly thereafter.


Weird huh? You dont suppose the two events are connected do you?
 
2012-12-27 06:12:45 PM  
There's the Kennedy curse
and now the Bhutto curse.
 
2012-12-27 06:16:38 PM  
"Good luck, Bro..."
 
2012-12-27 06:16:43 PM  
Couple dozen sycophants urge you to be the nations leader. You listen with your ego, not your ears. It's probably not until that moment when you realize that you're about to die, that the reality of what a stupid decision it was hits you.

/ha ha
 
2012-12-27 06:31:16 PM  
That ranks up there with a Gandhi running for Prime Minister of India.
 
2012-12-27 06:31:55 PM  
Think he needs a hero tag.

It takes such people to face violent ignorant opposition.
 
2012-12-27 06:34:58 PM  

fappomatic: Who will be second in command? Anyone? *crickets* Bueller?


Peachy Carnehan, esquire
 
2012-12-27 06:37:21 PM  

RandomExcess: Proof there is no stopping JED


JEB?
 
2012-12-27 06:42:42 PM  
Fool me once shame on you?

Fool me twice shame on me?

Fool me
one tequila
two tequila
three tequila
floor!!!
 
2012-12-27 06:44:56 PM  
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2012-12-27 06:50:51 PM  
Maybe he's just depressed.
 
2012-12-27 07:01:39 PM  
Part of the problem could be that the Bhutto family is Shia and lives in a secular way; e.g., Grand-Daddy Zulfikar's older brother died of cirrhosis. Zulfikar Ali was even said to be an atheist, and his "socialist" politics -- despite his family being rather well-to-do for a century or more through cooperation with the Brits -- are bound to have pissed some people off too. Benazir couldn't even speak Sindhi, family's mother tongue: her first language was RP as is her son's.

What's even funnier is the Father of the Nation, Jinnah, was a Twelver Shia -- after he converted from the Aga Khan's sect, the Nizari Ismailis. How odd that in Pakistan Twelvers are blown up left and right because they're not considered "real Muslims" -- and the Nizaris aren't even considered real people.

Old Bhutto and Jinnah were hot to separate Pakistan from the rest of the subcontinent, probably to be some of the biggest frogs in a smaller pond. In retrospect that seems damn silly: it's better to be one of several minorities in a huge country than to stand out in small corner like that. The Alawi Assads did better in Syria for a while but Hafiz worked his way up in the military, not politics.

If you insist on trying to be a powerful heretic in a country of illiterate fanatics guns are more important than votes. You'll also need a good escape plan and a golden parachute: Bashir al-Assad should go into comfortable exile, as the Bhuttos did after they hung the old man -- till Benazir got greedy and flew back. What idiots. Buy a comfortable estate somewhere in the south of France and take up a hobby, like stamp collecting. Even Idi Amin did okay afterward.

If I were ever an Evil Overlord you can bet I'd know when to quit. I'd also know enough to praise Jesus every chance I get and get photographed wearing a Harley Davidson belt buckle. "Candidate TheDavid admits to having a weakness for ribs, being a Dirty Harry fan and owning every one of Kenny Rogers' albums."

Anyway. Have I mentioned lately I'm thinking of running for the US Senate? Leave that fiscal cliff to me, I've watched ALL the Road Runner cartoons at least a dozen times.
 
2012-12-27 07:08:28 PM  
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I'll just leave these here...
 
2012-12-27 07:16:23 PM  
By the way, I have a thing for "subcontinental" women, especially those who aren't especially religious. Being able to whip up a good curry helps, but for the right woman I will learn to cook.

Line forms here!
 
2012-12-27 07:26:46 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Think he needs a hero tag.

It takes such people to face violent ignorant opposition.


suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
 
2012-12-27 07:35:48 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: Darth_Lukecash: Think he needs a hero tag.

It takes such people to face violent ignorant opposition.

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images.sodahead.com
 
2012-12-27 07:45:13 PM  
S'a lotta "female" leaders paid th'ultimate price. Indeera Ghandi, presdent'a India, daughter'a Jarwallharley Nehru, guy with the collars. Gotta know this stuff to be leader'a the "free world!"
Benzeer Brhutal brutally murdered, s'ironic.
That Unsung Sushi broad, still alive. Also very ironic.
That Anheela Merkle: needs a massage bad.
 
2012-12-27 07:53:06 PM  
Someone has to carry on the family legacy of corruption and selling nuclear secrets.
 
2012-12-27 10:20:20 PM  
From the people I have talked to, ( from India and Bangladesh), her family was very corrupt.  They were not the shining stars that you see on the surface.  Lots of corruption in their rule.
 
2012-12-27 11:35:55 PM  
Yeah, when you're kicked out multiple times for corruption in Pakistan, you're corrupt.
 
2012-12-28 01:56:33 AM  

Scott_Free [TotalFark] From the people I have talked to, ( from India and Bangladesh), her family was very corrupt. They were not the shining stars that you see on the surface. Lots of corruption in their rule.


Well, duh. You don't get to that kind of power without doing a lot for a lot of people and still owing a lot. It is the same for every politician, everywhere from school board up.
 
2012-12-28 07:43:21 AM  
That would be like a Kennedy running again.
 
2012-12-28 08:24:47 AM  

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I'll just leave these here...


Who's the chick in the lingerie?
 
2012-12-28 09:15:40 AM  

HobblingContractor: Yeah, when you're kicked out multiple times for corruption in Pakistan, you're corrupt.


In SEAsia the only corrupt politicians are the ones out of power.
 
2012-12-28 09:53:21 AM  

missmez: HobblingContractor: Yeah, when you're kicked out multiple times for corruption in Pakistan, you're corrupt.

In SEAsia the entire world the only corrupt politicians are the ones out of power.


It's not just SEAsia, but everywhere - southern and eastern Africa are especially bad, as well as former Soviet states. And you're right, though - the grift doesn't change, just the grifters.

Oh, and speaking of grift in Pakistan, here's a nice story from The Economist in June 2012 about a tycoon who apparently bribed the son of the major anti-corruption judge in Pakistan with vacations in London and Monte Carlo, then blew the whistle on himself on national TV in an interview that was at least partially directed by the prime minister, who's been trying to remove the troublesome (supposedly) uncorruptible judge.
Transparency International does good work on tracking this sort of thing world wide. In a report on SE Asia released December, 2011 they reported that half of people in Pakistan reported paying a bribe over the last year, slightly less than India and well behind Sri Lanka, where it was more like two-thirds.
 
2012-12-28 10:44:22 AM  
My point is that in countries run by corruption, when you don't share the proceeds of said corruption, you tend to get booted out. It's not the corruption itself that is frowned on, but the lack of taking care of the people who put you in the position to benefit everyone involved. Kind of like feudalism.

Plus, in some places the corruption actually makes daily life easier. Cops are paid less and expected to make it up in on the spot tea money. This makes management a biatch and a half, but can also mean police chiefs have super loyal policemen due to the trickling down of bribes. The only difference between that and US cops is that the fines in the US are levied through a court, go into the community/city coffers, then a smaller percentage goes to the actual cops. It's a weird system but functions surprisingly well.

But, again, when someone starts taking all the bribe money for themselves, that's when the biatches get kicked out.
 
2012-12-28 11:15:47 AM  
Whose grandfather, subby. Whose.
 
2012-12-28 12:40:41 PM  
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Tradition!
 
2012-12-28 03:20:16 PM  
Isn't he too young to run for PM?
 
2012-12-28 04:35:53 PM  

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I'll just leave these here...

Who's the chick in the lingerie?


She's someone who came up in a Benazir Google Image Search.

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//hot
 
2012-12-28 09:55:01 PM  
Darwin waits.
Darwin is hungry.
 
2012-12-29 02:48:38 AM  

The One True TheDavid: By the way, I have a thing for "subcontinental" women, especially those who aren't especially religious. Being able to whip up a good curry helps, but for the right woman I will learn to cook.

Line forms here!


Concur. There is something magical about westernized mid-eastern women.
 
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