The enemies of freedom have struck again. Reports say former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated this morning in a suicide attack. Some reports say she was shot multiple times – other reports say her wounds were caused by shrapnel.
One report says al Qaeda is claiming responsibility.
“We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat [the] mujahadeen,” Al-Qaeda’s commander and main spokesperson Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone call from an unknown location, speaking in faltering English. Al-Yazid is the main al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan.
Bhutto showed a good deal of incompetence and corruption during her term in office, but she was a courageous advocate of democratic reform, and an opponent of the Islamic terrorists.
Mark Steyn was once her neighbor and has this to say about her:
She was beautiful and charming and sophisticated and smart and modern, and everything we in the west would like a Muslim leader to be – though in practice, as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, she was just another grubby wardheeler from one of the world’s most corrupt political classes.
Read the entire Steyn piece – he says her return to Pakistan was engineered by the U.S. State Department – and her death inevitable.