Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pakistani PM Gilani Survives Assassination Attempt

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has survived an assassination attempt on his motorcade as it was driving from Rawalpindi to Islamabad. No one has claimed responsibility and the shooters have not been located. Although it would surprise no one if there was a Taliban/al Qaeda link.

The attempt comes three days before Pakistani lawmakers choose a new President. It is widely expected to be Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of Benazir Bhutto.

It is also worth noting that in recent weeks the Pakistanis have stepped up against Taliban/al Qaeda forces after first trying to negotiate with them shortly after taking office earlier this year. If Pakistan can't negotiate with these people then why should America?

Needless to say, Gilani is a target and so will Zardari should he become President.

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