Monday, November 12, 2007

Pakistan Update

Here's your nutshell update on the mess that is Pakistan.

The talks between Bhutto and Musharraf have apparently broken down. Bhutto is now calling for full scale protests. Musharraf has warned of "intelligence" that Bhutto may be assassinated by "extremists" if she appears in public.

Yeah right. I've never been convinced that the first assassination attempt on her wasn't originated by Musharraf.

Meanwhile, Musharraf continues to hold on to the dictatorship position. The big news of his willingness to hold elections needs to be tempered with his other position of being determined to maintain marital law and expel those pesky judges who have the audacity to want a democracy.

Stay tuned. This pot is still boiling vigourously.

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