Who killed Benazir ? Suicide bombings were unheard of in Pakistan before 9/11. And before the US ordered Musharraf to send his army against his own people in Pakistan’s western regions to flush out the Taliban. Why ? The supposed reason was to look for Osama Bin Laden. But that was EIGHT years ago, and Osama could be dead of natural causes by now. No one talks about him anymore in any case, and the Keyword has become Al Quaeda, about whom no one knows very much. Because Al Quaeda has now becomea ‘philosophy of terrorism ‘ as an acceptable tool of warfare, rather than a cohesive organization anymore. It is the usual construct of the Western World looking for simple answers to vastly complex problems of cultural divide, religious divide and harsh economic disparities……
And if Al Quaeda is now a philosophy of warfare, then how is it helping that Musharaf sends his troops to fight his own people, and causing huge alienation by killing civilians and calling it collatoral damage ? The philosophy of suicide bombings is merely being exported out of the region by alienating people and encouraging them towards terrorism.
In the pursuit of protecting their own civilizations and borders the West have sent their forces into the other parts of the world and created havoc. They call it counter terrorism but have actually encouraged terrorism in it’s extreme form, and thrown huge parts of the world in to chaos. And they have done so through ignorance of the basic issues involved, of the cultures involved, and of the people involved. Just as they did in Vietnam.
Benazir was killed by the rising tide of this philosophy of terrorism. And the answer to this problem lies in a much deeper analysis and understanding of the causes of it. For as it rises in the world, none of us are safe anymore.