The assassination of Mrs Benazir Bhutto by a suicide bomber (Al Queda has reportedly owned up responsibility) during an election rally in Rawalpindi once again proves that the Islamic terrorists continue to rule the roost in Pakistan, although the Pakistani President Pervaz Musharraf would reiterate that Pakistan would not be bowed down by terrorism. Suggestions and suspicions over the “real” possible mastermind of the attack on Bhutto are running fast and furious. But it will be never likely that the real culprit is identified and punished.
Although Musharraf himself is under threats from the terrorists, he is largely to blame for the current state of affairs. Mush has been one of the most important allies of the US in the global war against terrorism, but it has been now exposed as to how he “diverted” US $ 5 bn of the US military aid to engage in war with arch rival India instead of fighting the terrorists. The fruits of his appeasement and resilience on the terrorists are well before him and the world. But does President Musharraf still think that India still is a bigger enemy than the terrorism?