December 27, 2010

Who killed Benazir Bhutto—Zardari or Kayani ?

By Habib R. Sulemani

East's helpless daughter Benazir
Today is the third death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto. She was leader of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the first Muslim female Prime Minister of the world. Unfortunately, she was assassinated at the age of 54 during an election campaign on December 27, 2007.

After the election, military dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf allowed the PPP to form government. Thus Yousif Raza Gilani became Prime Minister. Subsequently, Ms. Bhutto’s husband Asif Ali Zardari was elected as President of the country on the departure of the dictator.

After coming into power, the PPP leadership had promised to bring the assassins of Ms. Bhutto to justice but, until now, it has failed to fulfill its promise. This has frustrated the committed workers of the party. The “unfriendly" media-cartel is exploiting it for sheer "rating" or to appease the powerful establishment, which since day-one is trying to bring down the elected government. In this regard, the media gurus of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and  Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) have tried all tactics of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels and have brought the country on the brink of collapse! However, so far, they've failed to force out the civilian government.

The family-centric characteristic of the PPP has brought an end to the era of the Bhuttos in Pakistan. Gen. Zia hanged Ms. Bhutto’s father (Z. A. Bhutto, who was a former premier and president) after a military coup in the 1970s. Her youngest brother (Shah Nawaz Bhutto) died in mysterious circumstance in the 1980s when the ruthless military dictator was still in power. Another brother (Murtaza Bhutto) was killed on road by security officials in the 1990s when Ms. Bhutto was apparently Prime Minister of the country.

Now, the PPP and Pakistan both seem at the mercy of the Zardaris. Let's see what happens with the Zardaris in the fight for absolute power in the battleground, globally known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan!

Looking back, I think, as chief executive of the country, Ms. Bhutto was as helpless as her husband, Mr. Zardari seems today as the civilian Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Soon after the murder of her second brother, her husband was accused of the murder and corruption, and the PPP-led government was dismissed by no-one but her own hand-picked President, whom the cunning establishment had controlled in its typical way! Her husband was put in jail while she went into self-exile. On return she was killed mercilessly.

Mr. Bhutto’s tragic death has become another mystery in the checkered history of Pakistan. There are two camps in the corridors of power: the fragile elected civilian government (led by President Zardari) and the mighty establishment (led by Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani). They both are engaged in a cold war to become king of the republic! The later is rather being accused of trying to topple the government by hook or crook!

President Asif Ali Zardari
The released WikiLeaks speak volumes about the relationship between the President and Army Chief. Though not directly, especially in the media, but privately through their slavish stooges, the government and establishment both accuse each other for the murder of Ms. Bhutto. Mr. Zardari uses the term “political actor” for Gen. Kayani — who calls the shots in Pakistan after the departure of Gen. Musharraf — not a hippopotamus-like journalist! 

There are four hypotheses about the death of Benazir Bhutto, who was proud to call herself Daughter of The East

The military regime: The ISI was responsible for the assassination of Ms. Bhutto. The premier spy agency had also planned to kill Nawaz Sharif (another two-time premier and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League) on the same day but luckily he survived. Earlier Gen. Musharraf had announced that the two exiled leaders of the two major political parties would not return to the country. But unexpectedly in unexplained circumstances, they both returned before the general election.

Ms. Bhutto and Mr. Sharif were archrivals for over a decade, and their typical rivalry destroyed the country's economy and global reputation. However, during exile, they had signed an agreement to strengthen democracy on their return to Pakistan. This "Charter of Democracy" had given the military dictator sleepless nights. Therefore, the ISI was mobilized!

When President Zardari says he knows the assassins of his wife, actually he means the ISI chief who is now the army chief! Those who favor this perception, say that the current fragile civilian government is unable to bring the "culprits" to justice as they had "evaded" even the investigation of the United Nations! The critics of the military leadership claim that Gen. Kayani had deceived even his former boss Gen. Musharraf!

Insider's job: This is being discussed mostly by the opponents of the ruling PPP. It says that the marital relationship between Ms. Bhutto and Mr. Zardari had become "painful" and a proposal of divorce was on the table when the tragic incident happened. Ms. Bhutto wanted to get rid of corruption charges (her husband was known as Mr. 10 Percent when she was in power) as the third-time premier—she had been assured in this regard! Those who subscribe to this view say that Mr. Zardari benefited from the murder of his wife, he enjoys power today and keeps mum about the "terrorist attack".

Joint venture: The military regime (along with allies PML-Q and MQM) and Mr. Zardari (with current Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Law Minister Baber Awan) were on board regarding the assassination plot of Ms. Bhutto. Mr. Zardari's release from jail under suspicious circumstances was a part of this joint venture. The military regime had allowed him to go out of the country to join his family in exile according to the criminal strategy

The global players: This traditional conspiracy theory relates to the role of the CIA, RAW and Mossad in the assassination of Ms. Bhutto. According to this hypothesis, the international players, who wanted to disintegrate Pakistan, actually killed Ms. Bhutto. She had spoken publicly against the "Balkanization" of Pakistan before her assassination.

Gen Kayani and Gen Musharraf
Whatever may be the truth, one thing is certain that there is no government, no law and order in Pakistan today. When an elected civilian government is unable to investigate the assassination of an ex-premier, how can it register cases against those who attacked my sister and me (President, PM, army & ISI chiefs to be responsible if…). Due to threats, I'm locked inside my house for the last nine months but the government is still silent.

To be frankly, there is no government in Pakistan. Gangs are ruling different regions and government departments in the country. Democracy has become a joke with a rubber-stamp Parliament and politicians have assumed the status of second-class jokers! The print and electronic media is totally under the clutches of the establishment. Thus an historic Constitutional amendment in the Parliament can’t get due coverage which trivial incidents and engineered events often get! The marriage of a tennis star in this regard has become a historic example of media manipulation.

Believe it or not, the current Parliament is weaker than the remote-controlled house of Gen. Musharraf. It can’t do anything for the over 170 million people of Pakistan but parliamentarians keep amusing the establishment and get rewards for this sleazy job! Long live fraudulent democracy in the militarized and Talibanized Pakistan!

(Photos via Google)


  1. The analysis is flawed and written by Mossad/Raw.

    Wayne Madsen sheds some light.

  2. Habib, Alex:

    You both have more than a grain of truth in what you say. What the WikiLeaks disclosures have made abundantly clear is that nothing of significance can take place in Pakistan without a nod from the US government. See "Anne Patterson, Queen of Pakistan" at this link:

    Pakistan's so-called "strong man" Kayani was little more than a poodle in the Queen's lap. He, and all the rest of the miserable crowd - Zardari, Gilani, Nawaz Sharif, et al - were mere factotums who slavishly sought permission from their Queen to implement their dark plans.

    So far as Benazir Bhutto's murder is concerned, so much has been revealed in Pakistan's Urdu media over the last 3 years that the identities of suspected murderers are household names. For once, in a country notorious for its visceral hatred of the CIA and the American government, all the major players have been identified as Pakistanis. The role played by the Americans can be likened to that of facilitators and clever handlers: egging on the rabid Pakistani crowd, nudging the principal planners as they finalise their plans, and winking at them when the deed is done.

    Baitullah Mehsud is dead and others who played a direct part in the actual murder have been silenced. The dead cannot defend themselves, nor can they furnish evidence to implicate the real killers of BB. The trail of dead potential witnesses seems far from complete. The hapless police chief who had obeyed orders from high up by hosing down the crime scene immediately after the murder, may be next.

    آگے آگے دیکھئے ہوتا ہے کیا

  3. Four things came to mind immediately.

    Gen Noriega
    Gen Pinochet
    Slobodan Milosevic and
    the International Criminal Court

  4. Fantastic piece of work . want to see alot more in future.....

  5. Col Manzoor Hussain, a staff of Musharaf was kidnapped (by agencies) two days ago. Assasination plan was made at a Brigadier's house. Zardari was definitely not involved, he stands absolved.

  6. Your article is good but cut out the crap of conspiracy theory. There should be no smell of any conspiracy theory. Either you know it or you don't. These Wahabis and Taliban are full of conspiracy theories. You are different so don't even let it smell like a conspiracy theory. Conspiracy theory is like crutches which you use when you are lame not otherwise. Similarly when information and analysis fails you, you lean on conspiracy theory and invariably without proof. POV is fine but not at the expense of facts and reality.

  7. This miserable whore died when I was in Pakistan. The hospital where she died waited for her husband's permission to perform an autopsy.

    Not many people knew they lived separate lives, one in Dubai and Mr. 10% in New York. Zardari, saw nothing to gain by an autopsy refused his permission consequently she was soon buried. In the mean time the hospital staff took many photograph of her as she lay on the slab.

    Curiously enough the photographs show no entry wound of any kind. She died from an accidental hitting the side of her head as she ducked down in her SUV after hearing a blast. She has had 2 surgeries to her ear canal and the bone covering the area was thin and brittle, which
    couldn't prevent brain from spilling out even from a minor impact. So much for your conspiracy theories.

  8. Her own stupidity killed her, it is the law of nature that there is a reaction for every action
    and then again it is our intention in every action that counts.


  10. Nine months 'inside' gave you formidable insight; keep it up

  11. It's the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, PPP leader & first Woman Prime Minister in the Muslim World.

    Today we at The Terrorland Social Media Group circumstantially believe that former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination was a teamwork of the then Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Kayani, his guru in crimes Gen Mirza Aslam Beg, the then President Gen Musharraf, former ISI chief Lt-Gen Hamid Gul and Ms Bhutto's husband Asif Ali Zardari who soon after became president of Pakistan with the help of Army Chief Gen Kayani.

    Thus the investigation and trial was put in the dark... thus the official truth is still hidden from the public!

    from our G+ page