Sunday, December 30, 2007

Musharraf govt appears to be lying about Bhutto assassination

New video from the UK's Channel 4 seems to contradict the official Pakistani version of the Bhutto assassination.

Every bit of video available, along with numerous eyewitness quotes, agree that a gunman fired three shots at Bhutto as she stood in the sunroof of her vehicle. However, the official story is that she was not hit by the shots and was, instead, killed when her head was smashed against the interior of the vehicle when the bomb was triggered.

The Channel 4 video seem to show, pretty clearly, that she was hit by at least one of the shots. Further, there's no indication that her head hit anything inside her bomb-proof vehicle. No one else inside the vehicle was injured.

Now one has to wonder why the Musharraf government is lying about something as seemingly trivial as this. What difference does it make how, exactly, she died? If they're lying about this, what else are they lying about?

If Musharraf can be solidly linked to the killing, there's no telling what happens. Whatever it is that does happen won't be good.

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