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(NBC News)   Ex-Pakistani president Musharraf charged for the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 84
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2013-08-20 09:02:52 AM
Holy. S**t. O_O
 
2013-08-20 09:04:29 AM
wow.
 
2013-08-20 09:09:10 AM
I'm sure this will be met with a calm, considered, intelligent response by such a sophisticated region.
 
2013-08-20 09:09:20 AM
That actually happened? Holy crap.
 
2013-08-20 09:18:34 AM
Oh my.
 
2013-08-20 09:22:42 AM

cameroncrazy1984: That actually happened? Holy crap.


Yeah. Not the kind of news you expect to hear about first thing in the morning.
 
2013-08-20 09:27:40 AM
How much did they charge him?
 
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2013-08-20 09:28:58 AM

kronicfeld: How much did they charge him?


Probably a cow or a couple of goats.
 
2013-08-20 09:34:23 AM
shiat just got real.
 
2013-08-20 09:35:17 AM
GTFO!
 
2013-08-20 09:36:28 AM
Wow. That's a lot of accountability for a former dictator over there.
 
2013-08-20 09:36:49 AM

Captain Steroid: cameroncrazy1984: That actually happened? Holy crap.

Yeah. Not the kind of news you expect to hear about first thing in the morning.


Au contraire. I thought the CW was that Musharraf was either "behind" it (in a Wilson-Fisk-y kind of way), or had some foreknowledge that he didn't act sufficiently on. Either way, it's pretty clear that he stood to gain with Bhutto (a popular and liberalizing figure, a political rival, a rising star) gone.

I hope they find a smoking gun (though, I don't necessarily hope it's Musharraf holding it). It's kind of sad that it's taken 4 years to bring charges over those murders.
 
2013-08-20 09:36:57 AM
Thanks a lot Obama, probably used his time machine to go back and help kill her.
 
2013-08-20 09:37:05 AM
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2013-08-20 09:38:54 AM
Well, biatch shouldn't have mouthed-off like that.
 
2013-08-20 09:40:28 AM
I just assumed Beavis assassinated Bhutto.
 
2013-08-20 09:42:06 AM
I thought being a ruler and getting caught conspiring to kill someone only happened in movies???
 
2013-08-20 09:42:06 AM
This is my shocled face:

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Convincing, isn't it.
 
2013-08-20 09:44:26 AM

paulseta: I'm sure this will be met with a calm, considered, intelligent response by such a sophisticated region.


Yeah, because Americans would react so rationally if an ex-president were charged with murder.
 
2013-08-20 09:44:41 AM
Shocking.
 
2013-08-20 09:44:51 AM
Heard this on the BBC while they interviewed some dude who wrote a book about the assassination.

The author called Musharraf "delusional".  Musharraf returned from his self imposed exile to Pakistan because he believed he held popular support.... because he had 600,000 likes on Facebook.
 
2013-08-20 09:45:51 AM

ikanreed: paulseta: I'm sure this will be met with a calm, considered, intelligent response by such a sophisticated region.

Yeah, because Americans would react so rationally if an ex-president were charged with murder.


Well, for what it's worth, there's not mounds of evidence of Republicans assassinating Democrats on the national ticket, or vice-versa.
 
2013-08-20 09:46:50 AM
Obvious tag been kidnapped?
 
2013-08-20 09:50:43 AM
Well he should have paid for the hit up front instead of waiting all this time for them to bill him....

Now it's all over the news!!!
 
2013-08-20 09:52:13 AM
Something tells me a Pakistani prison would be a rather unpleasant experience.
 
2013-08-20 09:55:17 AM

Dr Dreidel: I hope they find a smoking gun (though, I don't necessarily hope it's Musharraf holding it). It's kind of sad that it's taken 4 years to bring charges over those murders.


From what I've read, he's been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, and "facilitation for murder,". I'll predict that he gets a pass on the actual murder--unless they have witnesses to him pulling the trigger--but goes down for conspiracy and facilitation.

The idea of him arranging for her to be killed is easier to believe than a scenario where he actually pulled the trigger.
 
2013-08-20 09:55:35 AM
Is she the one that claimed she attended Osama's funeral in like 2004? I thought she was hit for leaking that nugget.
 
2013-08-20 09:56:08 AM

DubyaHater: Something tells me a Pakistani prison would be a rather unpleasant experience.


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2013-08-20 09:59:09 AM
Cybernetic:
The idea of him arranging for her to be killed is easier to believe than a scenario where he actually pulled the trigger.

Yeah, I also doubt the bulk of public executions in best Korea had Un pulling the trigger either.  Dictators don't tend to get their hands dirty.
 
2013-08-20 09:59:56 AM

Marine1: ikanreed: paulseta: I'm sure this will be met with a calm, considered, intelligent response by such a sophisticated region.

Yeah, because Americans would react so rationally if an ex-president were charged with murder.

Well, for what it's worth, there's not mounds of evidence of Republicans assassinating Democrats on the national ticket, or vice-versa.


Thank you for handing out a polite STFU to the knee-jerk "b-b-b-ut Amerika" crowd.
 
2013-08-20 10:00:45 AM

DubyaHater: Something tells me a Pakistani prison would be a rather unpleasant experience.


Everything being equal, I think I'd prefer, say, a Norwegian prison.
 
2013-08-20 10:00:54 AM
What, did Pakistan get jealous of Egypt getting all the attention or something?

/amazing, though, and I hope the courts hold up
 
2013-08-20 10:01:28 AM
Oh this'll end well.
 
2013-08-20 10:01:42 AM
 
2013-08-20 10:01:48 AM

nekom: Cybernetic:
The idea of him arranging for her to be killed is easier to believe than a scenario where he actually pulled the trigger.

Yeah, I also doubt the bulk of public executions in best Korea had Un pulling the trigger either.  Dictators don't tend to get their hands dirty.


His dad defeated every dissident in hand to hand mortal combat. He would turn into a dragon and swallow their soul with each flawless victory
 
2013-08-20 10:02:10 AM

Cybernetic: Dr Dreidel: I hope they find a smoking gun (though, I don't necessarily hope it's Musharraf holding it). It's kind of sad that it's taken 4 years to bring charges over those murders.

From what I've read, he's been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, and "facilitation for murder,". I'll predict that he gets a pass on the actual murder--unless they have witnesses to him pulling the trigger--but goes down for conspiracy and facilitation.

The idea of him arranging for her to be killed is easier to believe than a scenario where he actually pulled the trigger.


Figure of speech. I don't necessarily hope they find a phone call where Musharraf says (in his best Hollywood Bad Guy accent) "Do it.", but I hope they find some incontrovertible piece of evidence that unravels the whole plot.
 
2013-08-20 10:02:25 AM
"If an army chief can be prosecuted for a murder he isn't related to, or a security failure he is not directly involved in, wouldn't they be in the dock tomorrow as well, considering there is a security failure almost every day in this country?"

Great suggestion!  Chopping down through the incompetent and/or treasonous officers' corp is terrific start.
 
2013-08-20 10:03:16 AM
I always thought that was a rotten shame what happened to that woman.  So, he's charged now?

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2013-08-20 10:04:50 AM
Uhhh... popcorn.gif?
 
2013-08-20 10:05:39 AM

Marine1: ikanreed: paulseta: I'm sure this will be met with a calm, considered, intelligent response by such a sophisticated region.

Yeah, because Americans would react so rationally if an ex-president were charged with murder.

Well, for what it's worth, there's not mounds of evidence of Republicans assassinating Democrats on the national ticket, or vice-versa.


joehistorian.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-20 10:05:51 AM
wasnt she the one on video saying that osama was already dead?
 
2013-08-20 10:05:59 AM
Post-WWII, Post-Colonial Era:  The "powers that be" decide to partition off Pakistan from India, give them both nukes for a "balance of power," and tell them to "play nice." In order to peace and stability in the regions.  There!  That should do it!
 
2013-08-20 10:06:10 AM
I did not see this coming.  Now how about a war crimes tribunal picks up Dubya?
 
2013-08-20 10:08:16 AM
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Next target (for manipulating the presidential election on December 2012)
 
2013-08-20 10:09:17 AM

Jereco1: Marine1: ikanreed: paulseta: I'm sure this will be met with a calm, considered, intelligent response by such a sophisticated region.

Yeah, because Americans would react so rationally if an ex-president were charged with murder.

Well, for what it's worth, there's not mounds of evidence of Republicans assassinating Democrats on the national ticket, or vice-versa.

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nope.
 
2013-08-20 10:11:27 AM
This is quite surprising.

Now sure, there's no shock he might be involved; he could have pulled the farking trigger for all I know/care.  But to indict a member of the "untouchable" club?  That's portentous.

Could be one of those political assassinations dressed up as a trial, could be the real thing, could be a scapegoating, or it could be a mix.

But there are so many "why's" and repercussions.  Is this a message that the Party In Government is done playing both sides and cutting deals with terrorist groups?  Are they just settling old grudges with Musharraf?Will this lead, inevitably, to a more accountable leadership?

Should be interesting to watch.
 
2013-08-20 10:11:27 AM
This is Fark.  Shouldn't we be ignoring her position in history and the geopolitical sensitivities of the situation and focusing on the fact that she had a hottie phase?

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2013-08-20 10:13:06 AM

bindlestiff2600: wasnt she the one on video saying that osama was already dead?


I'm glad someone else asked that too, I was a bit worried that the NSA would single me out but now they have to flip a coin over who to focus on.
Hello NSA, I'm not a threat to anything other than my own bad self. But you know that already from reading my lame emails I guess.
 
2013-08-20 10:14:02 AM

bluorangefyre: I did not see this coming.  Now how about a war crimes tribunal picks up Dubya?


http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/17-7
 
2013-08-20 10:14:16 AM

Gonz: DubyaHater: Something tells me a Pakistani prison would be a rather unpleasant experience.

Everything being equal, I think I'd prefer, say, a Norwegian prison.


Pining for the fjords are you?
 
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