Thursday, November 08, 2007

Musharraf arrests Bhutto

The reports aren't necessarily completely reliable, but apparently Pakistani president "Perv" Musharraf has had former prime minister Benazir Bhutto placed under house arrest, a day in advance of a planned rally against Musharraf's state-of-emergency/martial law decree. Her party memebers also report that as many as 5,000 party activists have been arrested. This reinforces the suspicion/certainty that the decree was much more about Musharraf shoring up his power by eliminating many of those opposed to his rule/policies, despite his assurance that elections will happen in February at the latest, no more than a month after the original schedule. People are guessing the emergency won't last more than a month or so, but you won't catch me speculating. Almost nothing would surprise me now,

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