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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:26 AM

Pervez Musharraf, Former Pakistani President And Army Chief, Charged With Benezir Bhutto Assassinati

Source: Huffington Post

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan A Pakistani court Tuesday indicted former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf on murder charges in connection with the 2007 assassination of iconic Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, deepening the fall of a once-powerful figure who returned to the country this year in an effort to take part in elections.

The decision by a court in Rawalpindi marks the first time Musharraf, or any former army chief in Pakistan, has been charged with a crime.

Musharraf, who took power in a 1999 coup and stepped down from office in disgrace nearly a decade later, now faces a litany of legal problems that have in many ways broken taboos on the inviolability of the once-sacrosanct military in Pakistani society.

He has been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and facilitation for murder, said prosecutor Chaudry Muhammed Azhar.



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/pervez-musharraf-indicted_n_3783133.html



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Reply Pervez Musharraf, Former Pakistani President And Army Chief, Charged With Benezir Bhutto Assassinati (Original post)
silvershadow Aug 2013 OP
Left Coast2020 Aug 2013 #1
sweetloukillbot Aug 2013 #2
silvershadow Aug 2013 #3
MADem Aug 2013 #16
Comrade Grumpy Aug 2013 #4
Sherman A1 Aug 2013 #11
fujiyama Aug 2013 #5
busterbrown Aug 2013 #6
valerief Aug 2013 #8
Festivito Aug 2013 #12
applegrove Aug 2013 #7
Warpy Aug 2013 #9
cascadiance Aug 2013 #10
Recursion Aug 2013 #13
bigtree Aug 2013 #14
bemildred Aug 2013 #15
JCMach1 Aug 2013 #17
dawn frenzy adams Aug 2013 #18

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:36 AM

1. Ouch! Thats going to hurt!

Wasn't the cowboy good buds with this dude--when he wasn't clearing brush in Texas?

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:45 AM

3. Yeah, Pervy probably thought he was in the clear, with him and W being best buds...Hey, I wonder if

he carried this out on orders from anyone?

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 11:26 AM

16. Yep, he was the sartorial leader who gave interviews via satellite regularly.

He was quite the silver-tongued devil. He could switch from military uni to Savile Row Bespoke at the drop of a hat, always with the nicest silk tie, too.

He was the first one I thought of when Benazir took that hit.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:52 AM

4. Well, this is interesting.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 03:51 AM

11. Indeed

it most certainly will be.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 02:56 AM

5. He also hoodwinked the US into giving several billion dollars in military aid to them

all while they were harboring Osama.

This guy is just pure scum. His recklessness also led to the Kargill confrontation with India, which got incredibly close to being a major war. I hope he rots in prison, but he'll probably get off easy.

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Response to fujiyama (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 03:01 AM

6. Teabaggers are only hoping for a guy like Musharraf to win the republican primary..

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Response to fujiyama (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 03:15 AM

8. Hoodwinked. Ha! nt

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Response to fujiyama (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 04:40 AM

12. That Osama Bush kept failing to capture.

Murderous Osama bin Laden kept alive by another murderer.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 03:05 AM

7. If the pakistanis can make a good case

this is excellent news for Pakistan.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 03:25 AM

9. Yeah, what a surprise.

They pretty much knew it at the time but as long as he was being propped up by Stupid's administration, there wasn't much they could do about it.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 03:48 AM

10. Coincidentally, just yesterday I watched FSTV's "Pirate Television" episode of Fatima Bhutto...

... that was on my PVR when she was speaking in Seattle on her book on what has happened in the history of Pakistan in the last half century, etc. Here's an online version of this:

http://www.edmaysproductions.net/webvideo/bhutto.wmv

From the way she was talking about how corrupt the government (even taking shots at her aunt Benazir Bhutto and her husband), it had been pretty common place for political murders of this sort all over the place there in recent years with warring "dynasties" there... So it doesn't seem to surprising that Musharraf might be guilty of this. Probably most surprising is that he's being charged and held accountable for it.

I still remember shortly after Benazir's assassination how mysteriously Benazir Bhutto's sister in law died in an auto accident on the way back from Benazir's funeral, as noted in this DU post then... The stories were being pulled then from their papers and it was hard to get the straight story of what happened in that incident as well. Kind of fits what Fatima says in her talk above. I wonder if Musharraf had anything to do with these deaths as well?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x2569657

http://www.paklinks.com/gs/pakistan-affairs/273733-shabnam-nahid-bhutto-has-been-killed.html

http://forum.pakistanidefence.com/index.php?showtopic=72398

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 05:21 AM

13. Holy shit (nt)

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:19 AM

14. kick

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:26 AM

15. Good. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 11:50 AM

17. Meanwhile Pervez is enjoying his millions in Dubai...

Keep in-mind the Sharif (the current leader) was under indictment under Sharif and Zardari... Musharraf 'may' have done it, but this is more about the political tit for tat among Pakistan's political elites.

On a weirder note, I once ate Christmas dinner next to Sharif and his family...

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 05:23 PM

18. Say what, now?

The last time I saw him he was partying in the USA. However, we always turn on our favorite dictators, don't we?

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