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All sorts of theories are going to be tossed around concerning the questions of who killed Benazir Bhutto, and I suppose anything is possible at this point. But the most likely culprit is the most obvious one: Islamic militants in Pakistan.
“One can make the claim (and I have already heard it from some Pakistani commentators) that foreign agents of countries in conflict with Pakistan (re: India) orchestrated the assassination so as to create chaos and to create an image of a country that is unstable and unreliable,” writes Yossi Melman. “Others will point the finger at Musharraf and his supporters, who viewed Bhutto as a rival who was might have won next month’s elections. The likelihood of both claims is extremely low, especially considering the apparent deal in principle struck between Musharraf and Bhutto whereby both would enter a power-sharing arrangement and form a joint coalition.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
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A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
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A fertility scientist named Panayiotis Zavos announced that he had created human-cow embryos that were theoretically viable, but denied that he planned to allow such a hybrid to be implanted in a woman’s womb. “We are not trying to create monsters,” he said.
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