Experts Study Bomber's Head For Clues in Bhutto's Convoy Blasts
W Zip says that Bin Laden and Mullah Omar’s ISI handler was in charge of Bhutto’s security!
KARACHI, Pakistan – The suicide attack that killed up to 136 people and shattered former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s joyous return from exile bore the hallmarks of a warlord tied to al-Qaida and the Taliban, authorities said Friday. Forensic experts studied a severed head to determine the bomber’s identity.
Baitullah Mehsud — a top militant leader on the unstable Afghan border — threatened this month to meet Bhutto’s return to Pakistan with suicide attacks, according to local media reports. An associate of Mehsud, however, denied Taliban involvement.
The top security official in the province where the attack took place suggested that Bhutto’s camp had not seriously considered the need for security for her return after eight years in exile.
“They got carried away by political exigencies instead of taking our concern seriously,” said the official, Ghulam Muhammad Mohtarem.
Bhutto’s procession crept toward the center of Karachi for 10 hours with supporters thronging her armored truck when a small explosion erupted near the front of the vehicle. That was quickly followed by a larger blast, destroying two police vans escorting the procession. Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao said the vehicles on the left side of Bhutto’s truck suffered the brunt of the blast, one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s history.
Baitullah Mehsud , a well-known Pakistani Taliban commander, said to have issued assassination threats against Benazir Bhutto earlier this month, denied any involvement in the attacks.
Wounded Pakistani men wait for help on the site of a blast site near the convoy of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Karachi, 18 Oct 2007. (VOA)
Sadly, Bhutto lackeys were quick to blame the Musharraf Government for the attacks.
UPDATE: Caroline Glick explains the current volatile situation in Pakistan today at The Jerusalem Post.
Jules Crittenden– “Pakistan- Meet Iraq”