Friday, April 16, 2010

Pakistani ISI may have been behind Bhutto assassination

Bhutto assassination is now linked to the U.S.-supported Musharraf regime.

More evidence of a "deep state" apparatus, aided and abetted by U.S. intelligence, has emerged not in Turkey but in Pakistan, another longtime U.S. ally. The United Nations, in a report titled "Report of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the facts and circumstances of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto," lays blame for the assassination at the feet of the U.S.-supported Pakistani government at the time and President Pervez Musharraf.

The report states: "The responsibility for Ms Bhutto’s security on the day of her assassination rested with the federal Government, the government of Punjab and the Rawalpindi District Police. None of these entities took the necessary measures to respond to the extraordinary, fresh and urgent security risks that they knew she faced.

The federal Government under General Musharraf, although fully aware of and tracking the serious threats to Ms. Bhutto, did little more than pass on those threats to her and to provincial authorities and were not proactive in neutralizing them or ensuring that the security provided was commensurate to the threats. This is especially grave given the attempt on her life in Karachi when she returned to Pakistan on 18 October 2007."

After her assassination, the Pakistani government, the Bush administration, and the corporate media blamed the usual suspects, "the Taliban and Al Qaeda," for Mrs. Bhutto's murder. The UN Report puts a rest to that notion and goes a long way into describing the operations of another "deep state" network in Pakistan.

Click here for download of UN Report.

After Bhutto's assasination, WMR reported on Pakistani government and U.S. intelligence links to the "hit operation."