Saturday, December 29, 2007

Benazir Bhutto

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto, now thought to have been committed by Al-Quaeda, is a win for terrorism and a blow to the West's war against terrorism. It will make the task of the Canadian soldiers in Kandahar more difficult as they are near the leaky border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Taliban will be encouraged by this and be sending more of their fighters from the Pakistani training camps into Afghanistan. Hopefully the West will not flinch at this bad development but will hold the ground against terrorism.

The death of Ms Bhutto is very sad, at several levels. Her murder is a great loss, of course, for her husband and children, and other loved ones. At the geo-political level, she was the main hope for some stability in Pakistan and for a better relationship between this key regional nation and the West. Pakistan possesses some 60-70 nuclear warheads. How terrible it would be if these were to get into the hands of terrorists.