Benazir Bhutto & America’s ambitions

Anglo-American ambitions behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and destabilization of Pakistan

Published on Online Journal, by Larry Chin, Dec 31, 2007.

It has been known for months that the Bush-Cheney administration and its allies have been manuevering to strengthen their political control of Pakistan, paving the way for the expansion and deepening of the war on terrorism across the region. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto does not change this agenda. In fact, it simplifies Bush-Cheney’s options.

Seeding chaos with a pretext:

Delivering democracy to the Muslim world has been the Orwellian rhetoric used to mask Bush-Cheney’s application of pressure and force, its dramatic attempt at reshaping the Pakistani government (into a joint Bhutto/Sharif-Musharraf) coalition, and backdoor plans for a military intervention. Various American destabilization plans, known for months by officials and analysts, proposed the toppling of Pakistan’s military.


The assassination of Bhutto appears to have been anticipated. There were even reports of chatter among US officials about the possible assassinations of either Pervez Musharraf or Benazir Bhutto, well before the actual attempts took place.

As succinctly summarized in Jeremy Page’s article, “Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? The Main Suspects”, the primary suspects are 1) Pakistani and foreign Islamist militants who saw her as a heretic and an American stooge,” and 2) the Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, a virtual branch of the CIA. Bhutto’s husband Asif Ali Zardari directly accused the ISI of being involved in the October attack.

The assassination of Bhutto has predictably been blamed on Al-Qaeda, without mention of fact that Al-Qaeda itself is an Anglo-American military-intelligence operation …

… The war on terrorism resparked:

Every major Anglo-American geostrategic crime has been preceded by a convenient pretext, orchestrated and carried out by terror proxies directly or indirectly connected to US military-intelligence, or manipulated into performing as intelligence assets. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto is simply one more brutal example.

This was Pakistan’s 9/11; Pakistan’s JFK assassination, and its impact will resonate for years.

Contrary to mainstream corporate news reporting, chaos benefits Bush-Cheney’s war on terrorism.” Calls for increased worldwide security will pave the way for a muscular US reaction, US-led force and other forms of crackdown from Bush-Cheney across the region. In other words, the assassination helps ensure that the US will not only never leave, but also increase its presence.

The Pakistani election, if it takes place at all, is a simpler two-way choice: pro-US Musharraf or pro-US Sharif.

While the success of Bush-Cheney’s 9/11 agenda has met with mixed results, and it has met with a wide array of resistance (terroristic as well as political), there is no doubt that the propaganda foundation of the war on terrorism has remained firm, unshaken and routinely reinforced.

As for Nawaz Sharif, who now emerges as the sole competitor to Musharraf, he, like Musharraf and Bhutto, is legendary for his accommodation to Anglo-American interests — pipelines, trade, and the continued US military presence. As Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie noted in their book, Forbidden Truth, the October 1999 military coup led by Musharraf that originally toppled Sharif’s regime was sparked by animosity between the two camps, as well as Sharif’s personal corruption and political megalomania,” and concerns that Sharif was dancing too eagerly to Washington’s tune on Kashmir and Afghanistan.”

In other words, Bush-Cheney wins, no matter which asset winds up on the throne. (full long text).

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