Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bhutto Killed - Possible Disasterous Results

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the opposition leader in Pakistan, was killed today at a rally where she spoke. The cause has been accorded to either a bomb blast by a suicide bomber, or a gunshot wound to the neck....perhaps a shooting followed by the bomber.

Whatever the cause the results could horrendous as civil war is not out of the question. Civil war in Pakistan, a nuclear nation, has many negative ramifications. Chief among the problems is control of the nuclear weapons AND process. Iranians, located next door, would love to have access to the process, and of course the actual weapons.

This needs to be watched for the next few days to see what happens in the country. I am sure Pakistan's military and police will be on full alert and Washington will follow the developments closely.