Mr. Arkin wrote:
Bin Laden Killed Bhutto? How Blind Can We Be?The shorthand being bandied about in the news that al-Qaeda is responsible for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto is so sloppy, so lacking in nuance or understanding of the dynamics of Pakistan, and so self-centered in its reference to America's enemy as to be almost laughable.
Several U.S. defense and intelligence experts are quoted today dismissing even the possibility that President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani government forces, or other domestic elements could be involved, a conclusion that flies in the face of the country's history and ignores the obvious beneficiaries.
The Rev Responded:
Factually, hatred and failed leadership from both sides of the ocean I suspect, are the culprits that are responsible for this apparently, too-good-for the world, former prime minister being slain. May she rest in peace, and may her vision for peace in the entire world, including the United States, become a reality someday!
I was hoping that future President Hilary Clinton, future Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and other sensible world leaders would get the chance to work together.
It has been my hope that together, they would come up with viable solutions to solve the problems that they would inherit; those problems which were exacerbated and oftentimes created by hardheaded males from either side of the ocean, problems which are only getting worse by the day!
It really is time to reintroduce the 'feminine principle' in the world, given that 'the old boy's network' and their policies of greed and hegemony have really screwed things up. And the latter refuse to admit just how much, given their lack of morality and vision that they have screwed things up.
They also refuse to see the need for a change of course direction and new and capable world leadership. The boyz could immediately begin to effect change in the world by first of all having themselves fired!
Is anyone else keeping score? Who has been responsible for more senseless killings over the past 6 years, al-Qaeda or the other world-wide terrorist organization, in my opinion, the Bush Administration?
The Bush administration is responsible for the murder of former world leader Saddam Hussein, and someone (we cannot write off the CIA a group that is currently involved in an ongoing cover-up investigation for its previous misdeeds in Iraq) is responsible for the death of Pakistani leader Bhutto. Is the score 1-to-1, 2-to-0 or 0-and-2, with someone being responsible for the murder of 2 former world leaders? Or in that regard, is the score really even, which is bad enough?
I wonder when will whoever assassinated Ms. Bhutto, or Mr. Bush and his administration ever see the light? For whether alQaeda murdered Ms. Bhutto or not, the commander-in-chief of the United States forces and his minions have not stopped killing people either.
Factually, we need an entirely new and capable group of leaders to assume the roles of leadership around the world, particularly in those failed states, including our own, where the leaders have deeply disappointed the decent citizens of the world who are responsible for placing them into power.
Certainly, we had hoped for better results than we are getting. Someone needs to hurry up, step up and take over - for these fellas haven't done anything but turn what were once small manageable problems into what are beginning to look like insurmountable and catastrophic problems. And the problems are spreading like wildfire or infectious disease!
It does not appear that The National Guard, or why don't we call them what they are (the entire U.S. military), the International Guard, will have the bandwidth to solve the problems and kill everybody.
I wonder if Mr. Bush is equally saddened, having just watched his performance on television, over the innocent lives that he is responsible for needlessly and unjustly destroying. If he wants the violence to stop, he also needs to stop exporting violence himself!
The world has taken another dip into murderous political serendipity, given the fractious policies of many of the world leaders who are in charge and responsible for the problems that are occurring all over the world. And frankly, I don't see how it will get any better, not until many of them have been recalled or voted out of power - not assassinated!
Posted by: The Rev | December 28, 2007