Jan 18, 2008

CIA chief places blame for Bhutto assassination

The CIA has concluded that members of al-Qaeda and allies of Pakistani tribal leader Baitullah Mehsud were responsible for last month's assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, and that they also stand behind a new wave of violence threatening that country's stability, the agency's director, Michael V. Hayden, said in an interview.

Offering the most definitive public assessment by a U.S. intelligence official, Hayden said Bhutto was killed by fighters allied with Mehsud, a tribal leader in northwestern Pakistan, with support from al-Qaeda's terrorist network. That view mirrors the Pakistani government's assertions.

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Lynda Lehmann said...

Where will it end? Such violence only begets more of the same, as everyone knows. No one wins.

Thanks for sending me the code for the Peace Train! :)

Carol said...

I know Lynda,
I see know end in sight either.
You are most welcome and you did a great job with it. Really proud to have it on your site.