Benazir Bhutto Injured After Homicide Attack at Pakistan Rally … 20 Feared Dead (UPDATE: Benazir Bhutto Dead, Assasinated)
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — A party aide says Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was injured in homicide attack and is undergoing surgery.
The bomber attacked Bhutto supporters as they were leaving a rally on Thursday and at least 20 people were feared dead, police and witnesses said.
An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw body parts and flesh scattered at the back gate of the Liaqat Bagh park in Rawalpindi where the rally was held. He counted about 20 bodies, including police, and could see many other wounded.
UPDATE I: CNN is reporting … Ex-Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has died, according to media reports.
UPDATE II: Bhutto Seriously Injured by Suicide Bomb
UPDATE III: Benazir Bhutto Killed in Pakistan Explosion
Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack after a rally in the city of Rawalpindi on Thursday, her party said.
“She has been martyred,” said party offical Rehman Malik. (ABC)
Do they debate the issues of the opposition … No, they kill the message!
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide bombing that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, a party aide and a military official said.
“At 6:16 p.m. she expired,” said Wasif Ali Khan, a member of Bhutto’s party who was at Rawalpindi General Hospital where she was taken after the attack.
A senior military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment, confirmed that Bhutto had died.
Her supporters at the hospital began chanting “Dog, Musharraf, dog,” referring to Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf. Some of them smashed the glass door.
Supporters carry the coffin of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi December 27, 2007.
REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (PAKISTAN)
UPDATE V: Benazir Bhutto assassinated
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.
President Pervez Musharraf held an emergency meeting in the hours after the death, according to state media.
UPDATE VI: Pakistan: Al-Qaeda claims Bhutto’s death
A spokesperson for the al-Qaeda terrorist network has claimed responsibility for the death on Thursday of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
“We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat [the] mujahadeen,” Al-Qaeda’s commander and main spokesperson Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone call from an unknown location, speaking in faltering English. Al-Yazid is the main al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan.
UPDATE VII: FROM THE BLOGGERS
Gateway Pundit: BENAZIR BHUTTO KILLED IN BLAST!!
Hot Air: Benazir Bhutto killed in bomb attack; Update: Al Qaeda claims responsibility? Additional updates
Flopping Aces: Benazir Bhutto Assassinated in Pakistan
Michelle Malkin: Benazir Bhutto assassinated
NBC caves in to run Freedom’s Watch ads to thank our US military.
As was reported the other day, NBC had nixed a thank you message to our US military from Freedom’s Watch claiming that the organizations web site was too political. It now appears that NBC has reversed their decision and decided to air a conservative group’s television ad thanking U.S. troops. Thanks to all those on the internet and to those that voiced their opinions to NBC regarding their initial ridiculous decision. People can affect change.
What NBC should have stated as the reason for the reversal was the fact that their telephones and emails were overloaded due to upset viewers that were appalled by NBC’s actions in being so callous as to nix an ad thanking our military. NBC feared the backlash, nothing more, nothing less.
“We have reviewed and changed our ad standards guidelines and made the decision that our policy will apply to content only and not to a referenced Web site. Based on these amended standards the Freedom’s Watch ad will begin to run as early as Sunday.”
NBC says no thanks to salute to US Troops, the very people that protect their rights of freedom of speech.
NBC shows their true colors and what they really think about the support of our US military. One would think that someone would be intelligent enough at NBC to see the message, not the messenger. However, not at liberal NBC where the liberal suits sit around at cocktail parties and hate all things they do not meet their liberal agenda … SHAME ON YOU!!!
NBC may say no to airing this ad; however, Scared Monkeys will always put forth and promote an ad that supports our brave men and women in the military that sacrifice for us every day.
To our military troops at home and around the world … THANK YOU, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH AND GOD BLESS YOU EVERYONE.
CHECK OUT THE AD THAT NBC REFUSES TO RUN THANKING OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS
What is NBC thinking? The NBC Peacock has rejected a TV ad by Freedom’s Watch, “that asks viewers to remember and thank U.S. troops during the holiday season”. The reason being that the web site of Freedom’s Watch is too political? The ads are to run on CNN and Fox News Channel and are running in various newspapers including the New York Times. NBC, who is too political?
NBC, who every night has Keith Olbermann and Chis Matthews come on and spew their political rhetoric against President George W. Bush and the war, yet somehow Freedom’s Watch is too political. Its not that they are too political NBC as to why you will not run these ads … its that they do not agree with your politics. So much for freedom of speech and the differing of opinions on the air waves. Who is hurt in the end? OUR TROOPS!!! All because of NBC’s left wing agenda, they refuse to just have a “THANK YOU” to the men and women that protect NBC’s very right to have free speech.
CHECK OUT THE OTHER AD FROM FREEDOM’S WATCH THAT NBC REFUSES TO RUN
WASHINGTON (AP) – NBC has rejected a TV ad by Freedom’s Watch, a conservative group that supports administration policy in Iraq, that asks viewers to remember and thank U.S. troops during the holiday season.
NBC said it declined to air the ad because it refers to the group’s Web site, which the network said was too political, not because of the ad’s message.
“Anybody in the world who would look at this ad would come away with nothing other than we should be thankful for their service,” Freedom’s Watch president Brad Blakeman said.
Shame on you NBC that you would actually try and censor another media outlets content in order to fit your liberal agenda.
Freedom’s Watch President and CEO Bradley Blakeman told FOX on Friday that this is not the first time NBC has turned down his group’s ads and believes it has a specific objection to his group’s support for the War on Terror.
“NBC asked us to re-vamp our Web site. They wanted to censor us, and we said, ‘No we’re not going to be censored,’” Blakeman said, noting that the organization’s Web site points to more than 20 other non-profit Web sites where readers can thank and support troops.
UPDATE FROM THE DRUDGE REPORT …
**Under pressure from outraged viewers, NBC has reversed its decision not to air the Freedom’s Watch ads thanking troops… Developing…
The Internet Super Highway Coming to the Friendly Skies as Some Airlines Offer In-Flight Internet Service
Gone are the days of meals and playing cards on airlines; however, now you will hear when you get on a plane … “you got mail.” Gone are the days of getting an extra package of nuts, but the world wide web will be available. In a post 911 world where due to terrorism concerns passengers cannot bring on a multitude of items, we will now have access to the web and direct IM communication. Let’s think this one out first to its full conclusion before we have to deal with the laws of unintended consequences and a terrorism plane disaster. So we don’t allow liquids on a plane, but we allow internet access … Hmmm.
Passengers may soon hear a new in-flight announcement: “You can now log on.”
Starting next week and over the next few months, several American airlines will test Internet service on their planes.
On Tuesday, JetBlue Airways will begin offering a free e-mail and instant messaging service on one aircraft, while American Airlines, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines plan to offer a broader Web experience in the coming months, probably priced at about $10 a flight.
The underlying topic of the 2008 Presidential race is illegal immigration and how the United States will go forth with this issue.
What part about “illegal” in Illegal Aliens doesn’t out education system get? We are supposed to reward those that break the laws of the US and grant “illegals” the same status as a US College student. The State of Oregon is proposing to allow illegal aliens to get in-state tuition for people in this country illegally. If that’s the case then why don’t these same colleges allow every one in the United States to get in-State tuition. At least those students are in the country legally. Which begs the question, why would these schools even have an in or out of state tuition if they would allow people who should not even be in this country, let alone the state? What do you think would happen to a college student from Iowa that illegally stated he lived in Oregon to get the benefit of the decreased in-state tuition. But some how that’s different.
Why are we providing benefits to those that are “ILLEGAL” when this country cannot provide benefits to its own citizens?
PORTLAND, Ore. — A panel of students, faculty and administrators is proposing charging in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students at Oregon’s public universities.
The people have spoken and they say “NO” to Hugo Chavez. Victory for the Venezuelan people … Hugo Chavez may have bit off more than he could chew this time. Hey Hugo Chavez … this is going to leave a mark.
President Hugo Chavez said Monday he may have been too ambitious in asking voters to let him stand indefinitely for re-election and endorse a huge leap to a socialist state. (Yahoo News)
Voters of Venezuela voted 51% to 49% defeating Chazez’s referendum that would have let him run for re-election indefinitely and impose a socialist system. At present, the president’s term runs six years, and current law would not allow Chavez to run again after his term ends in 2012. Chavez will not be allowed to run in 2012 for re-election. Think there is not a sigh of relief today at the US State Department and the White House?
Voters defeated the sweeping measures Sunday by a vote of 51 percent to 49 percent, said Tibisay Lucena, chief of the National Electoral Council, with voter turnout at just 56 percent.
She said that with 88 percent of the votes counted, the trend was irreversible.
Opposition supporters shouted with joy as Lucena announced the results on national television early Monday, their first victory against Chavez after nine years of electoral defeats.
Some broke down in tears. Others began chanting “And now he’s going away!” (Fox News)
What does it mean for the people of Venezuela?
Flying the Terror-free Skies, Think Again … Government Investigators Smuggled Bomb Parts Past Airport Screeners in Covert Tests
One might ask the following question: Why have we been waiting in line so long at airport screening check points if this is the results?
So much for checking individuals shaving cream, shampoo and tooth paste at the airports. So much for checking grandma’s walker as well. Government investigators were able to smuggle through airport check screenings at 19 airports bomb parts. Government investigators smuggled liquid explosives and detonators past airport security, exposing a dangerous hole in the nation’s ability to keep these forbidden items off of airplanes.
The covert tests were conducted at Transportation Security Administration, TSA, checkpoints at 19 airports in March, May and June of this year. The airports were not identified. This is announced right before the Thanksgiving holiday and the busiest travel days of the year. I sure many travelers head off to their flights next week feeling safe and assured.
Government investigators smuggled liquid explosives and detonators past airport security, exposing a dangerous hole in the nation’s ability to keep these forbidden items off of airplanes, according to a report made public Wednesday.
The investigators learned about the components to make an improvised explosive device and an improvised incendiary device on the Internet and purchased the parts at local stores, said the report by the Government Accountability Office. Investigators were able to purchase the components for the two devices for under $150, and they studied the published guidelines for screening to determine how to conceal the prohibited items as they went through checkpoint security.
The Madrid Spain train bombings were one if the worst terrorist bombings in Europe killing 191 people and wounding 1800. It has been referred to as Spain’s 911 and now the first verdicts are in for the 28 defendants. Four found guilty and one acquitted.
Rabei Osman, one of the accused masterminds of the 2004 Madrid terror bombings, was acquitted of all charges on Wednesday by a Spanish court after the first four of 28 defendants were found guilty of murder and other charges in the culmination to a politically divisive trial over Europe’s worst Islamic militant terror attack.
Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Thursday, October 18, 2007 – Mexican Man With Highly Contagious Tuberculosis Crosses The U.S. Border 76 Times In The Last Year
- Dana comments on the fact that it took Homeland Security over six weeks to issue an alert after learning of this man’s threat to American public health.
A Mexican national infected with a highly contagious form of tuberculosis crossed the U.S. border 76 times and took multiple domestic flights in the last year, according to Customs and Border Protection interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times.
There is a fine line between political correctness, can’t we all get along diversity and insulting. It would appear that the powers that be at the Empire State building have crossed that line. The Empire State building in NYC, the place of the most heinous terrorist act in the United States by Islamofacsist, Muslim extremists will be lighting their windows green in honor of a Muslim holiday. In a post 9–11 world, there was no reason to begin a tradition of honoring this holiday when it had never been done before.
(Does this picture look familiar?)
New York’s iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said.
“This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an annual event in the same tradition of the yearly lightings for Christmas and Hannukah,” according to a statement. (Breitbart)
To the folks at the Empire State building who make these decisions, do you know what Muslim terrorist refer to the now tallest building in NYC, the Empire State building as … NEXT! These people do not want the windows glowing green … they want the Empire State building to look just like the World Trade Center did on 9–11.
Some of the commenters at Little Green Footballs have hit the nail on the head
How about lighting the windows in a bullseye pattern?
I wondering where they’re going to get enough burlap to put the Statue of Liberty in a burqa