Thursday, December 27, 2007

Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated

Woke up this morning to the news that Bhutto was assassinated. I sadly wonder will this get the news coverage that it should or would we still be wondering what Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan are doing. So many people I know have no idea of the world outside of the nearest tabloid.

Here is a bit of CNN's article the comeplete article can be found here:

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday outside a large gathering of her supporters where a suicide bomber also killed at least 14, doctors and a spokesman for her party said.

Benazir Bhutto greets her supporters at the rally that was hit by a suicide attack.

While Bhutto appeared to have died from bullet wounds, it was not immediately clear if she was shot or if her wounds were caused by bomb shrapnel.

Police warned citizens to stay home as they expected rioting to break out in city streets as a shocked Pakistan absorbed the news of Bhutto's assassination.

Video of the scene just moments before the explosion showed Bhutto stepping into a heavily-guarded vehicle to leave the rally.