story of Benazir Bhutto is at a cataclysm stage.
She is no more. It is not the sorry part of the
story. Her blood was wiped away from the scene of
her murder. Her mortal remains were not subjected
to any post mortem examination. When her brother,
Murtaza, was assassinated, the same procedure was
adopted. Everything was clean to the core. Not a
stain of blood anywhere, not someone to be the assassin,
and some other to be an accomplice. The script was
written so meticulously that none could have any
doubt about the assassins. Benazir Bhutto was just
murdered, that is all.
And why, why was she murdered? Let me remember a
very insignificant film representative of Kerala.
His name was Chacko. He was murdered some decades
ago. He did not know why he was killed. Yeah, the
victims have the right to know why they are murdered.
He was strangulated and then burnt. But the hue
and cry the national Press of India made on the
accession of becoming of a democracy. In Pakistan,
after lapse of months of the murder of the former
Prime Minister, the sinister looking President of
the autocracy was changing his opinions at every
The Press and media the world over are putting blames
on everyone. Nothing transpires. Internets are after
months old materials published by desperate politicians
like Tariq Ali who in November last had elaborately
described how the Bhutto family could become politically
powerful and affluent. He blames all including Benazir,
but here also we do not have any clue to whosoever
assassinated the heroine of the country.
I remember her coming to India in 1972 with her
illustrious father, who after some time was assassinated
by the Pakistan judiciary. He was assassinated on
the ground that he abetted the killing of some personnel.
And which ruler didn’t do that? None asked
this question to their conscience. I do not want
to excuse such abetments. But who did not do that?
And who is not doping that? And who will not do
that? Musharaff? Bush? And she appeared, the young
girl of nineteen in all elegance, but all seriousness,
too. The great film director and maker I.S. Johar
asked her to be willing to act in his next film
as heroine; she politely, but firmly declined on
the ground that she wanted to be a part of the Pakistani
politics. No, she was not a rootless personage as
her father said to the judicial connivers when he
was tried in court on charges of abetment of murder.
This proved that she was going to be an entity in
the politics of South Asia, nay, of the Indian subcontinent.
And she became an entity, now exiled, now welcomed,
again exiled, marrying at the age of thirty four,
loving her husband, incriminated fro corruption
charges in two continents, and becoming Prime Minister
of Pakistan twice.
Her opponent was Sia-ul-Haq who wanted to remove
any chance of her becoming the Prime Minister. He
declared he elections when she was fully pregnant
with her first child (it should be Belavel the present
PPP chief); but the lady did not succumb to the
betrayal diplomacy, she underwent a scissorian and
was delivered of her child to contest and work for
And the media are now after how Benazir died. Did
her head knock to the body of the car? Did she try
to get killed by knocking so? She was given all
cautions, and the obstinate woman that she was,
did not pay any attention to the threats on her
life, exclaims the happy President, with a criminal
smile on his face. He was on peril of getting impeached
if and when a democratic election was held. Still,
he did not have guts to kill Benazir unless he was
inspired by someone else.
When ever there is a killing, there is a scapegoat
always, the Al-Quaida; I am not trying to say that
Al-Quaida does not kill; it is their self-assigned
job; they do it willingly, whether justifiable or
not justifiable; and for that matter, killing is
never justifiable! The name of Al- Quaida was planted
by some internet chum on news as the perpetrator
of the crime, but soon Al-Quaida denied of their
involvement; it must be true also, because how could
it benefit from the killing of Benazir. Oh, the
prospective chance of her becoming the prime minister
and taking firm steps against it! The bull-shit
conclusion of the most inefficient detective because
under any civilized government the Al-Quaida would
have to be dealt with firmly. So, they cannot be
the culprits. It must be something more than that;
there must be a serious cause for the murder. Musharaff
could not avert the election process even if he
So, we are in the [process of elimination. Musharaff
was more than willing to investigate into the murder
with the help of Scotland Yard. A Chase Detective
story is in the offing. Everything happens before
our eyes; but we don’t see a damn thing at
all. This is not a dilemma. This is the problem
or, rather, the ingenuity of the script written.
And who did the writing? All media men in the world
have a feel of it, no they have a clear knowledge
of it. But, they are not ready to divulge it due
to pressures that be. So, we will have to resort
to some deducing. The ancient Roman tribunals would
ask the question in the face of a crime, if it remained
unresolved after prolonged investigations. The question
would be very simple: who would benefit from the
incident of crime? In fact, this question must prove
most of the crimes; but when we resort to it, most
of the investigating personnel in the world would
not be necessary. When the king made the laws, executed
them and interpreted them, law-enforcing and investigation
required greater servants with muscle and weapon.
But our question requisitions some intelligence.
Yeah, who would benefit?
Killing of Benazir is not an ordinary crime. It
is the killing of the most predominant woman politician
of the Indian subcontinent. She was given a chance
to reenter her motherland from her exile in Dubai.
The ground on which she was given the chance was
that Pakistan was going to have an election. There
were a few rounds of talks between herself and Pakistan
President Musharaff ostensibly aided by the US diplomats
who are specialists in the politics and economic
s of the Indian subcontinent. She would be given
a good chance of remaining in Pakistani Politics
with decency and dignity, she was offered. If this
story is plausible, then US are very much in the
US, yes, US. If Iran were taught a lesson, Saddam
was given all promises. Saddam is no more! Eight
years of war between Iran and Iraq weakened Iraq;
then came a hint from the US that Kuwait was funneling
Iraqi oil wells; Saddam immediately invaded Kuwait
whereupon the US the archangel of democracy and
peace jumped into uniforms and marched into Iraq.
Then came September 11. Poets were asked to write
poems; media men to prepare reports as to how tarmac
was burning and blood was spilled in the runways
and corridors of World Trade Centre. Iraq was said
to be an accomplice in the act; then the story was
altered a little, the director has the right to
amend the story to realize his show. Now the story
was that Iraq had amassed chemical weapons! The
investigating teams exonerated Iraq. No, the team
is not efficient, Bush the Jr was convinced that
Iraq had weapons. Iraq was invaded. Iraq was devastated.
Iraqis die for the freedom of their country; why
should the young US soldiers die at all on the soil
And then the US knew that Saddam had perpetrated
crimes against Khurds. He was discovered from a
cave; he was tried and on the day of Id-ul-fitr,
2006, he was hanged to death. Was this the first
ever hanging that the media channels celebrated?
No, Dr. Najeebulla was hanged like this earlier
by Taliban “Justice”.
US were to sign a treaty with India for nuclear
cooperation. With the treaty in view, the Govt.
of India had even voted against Iran at the cost
of her non-alignment policy. Both US and Govt. of
India headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh were tasting
chocolates in the dream of signing the 123 Agreement.
But the people of India acted wiser. They began
to vote against the ruling outfit in all possible
elections. So, the treaty is not as near as it was
Pakistan had begun to install gasline from Iran
to meet her power requirements. India would have
no other way., in the present circumstances. Yeah,
US dreams of hegemony over Indian subcontinent were
US wanted to destabilize the Indian subcontinent
at all costs.
But the Manna had fallen from the heavens! Pakistan
was going to have an election. Bhutto family was
destined to be exterminated! Zulfikkar was hanged,
his son Shanavas was negated in the most dubious
circumstances, the next son Murtaza was shot and
his blood wiped out! It was destiny, not human act!
Benazir, not because she was among the fifty most
elegant women in the world, but because of the political
influence she had in Pakistan and thus in the Indian
subcontinent, would be a very good victim; US diplomacy
had no going back when an idea permeates in its
And Benazir is no more! Will the US bandwagon attain
what it wanted from the murder? It is upto the history
to answer the question.
And is this not a script written by anti-American,
you might ask. It is not a script, it is a fact;
it is not a mere insinuation. I am convinced that
it was the US that masterminded the assassination
of the most elegant political leader of Pakistan.
Let us place a red rose on the threshold of the
makbara of Benazir Bhutto. We will have to reserve
more flowers for the future, because, the imperialists
are going to annihilate more men and women in different
parts of the world. However, they will also annihilate
the world with its beautiful gardens and orchards,
with all what mankind has achieved.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah had called upon his countrymen
in his first address at the Pakistan Assembly.
He asked them not to be only Muslims, not to be
only Hindus or Sikhs or Farsis , but to be Pakistanis
first and foremost. Partition of India was insanity,
but within the Pakistan he got, he was trying
to establish a secular democracy at all costs.
But history sometimes punishes men for their acts.