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Getting Away with Murder: Benazir Bhutto's Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan #2020

Getting Away with Murder Benazir Bhutto s Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan On December a suicide bomber killed Benazir Bhutto the former prime minister of Pakistan Brilliant and charismatic the head of a political family as important to Pakistani history as the G

  • Title: Getting Away with Murder: Benazir Bhutto's Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan
  • Author: Heraldo Muñoz
  • ISBN: 9780393062915
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Getting Away with Murder: Benazir Bhutto's Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan By Heraldo Muñoz, On December 27, 2007, a suicide bomber killed Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan Brilliant and charismatic, the head of a political family as important to Pakistani history as the Gandhis in India or the Kennedys in the United States, Bhutto had recently returned from exile to challenge military dictator Pervez Musharraf in a democratic election In theOn December 27, 2007, a suicide bomber killed Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan Brilliant and charismatic, the head of a political family as important to Pakistani history as the Gandhis in India or the Kennedys in the United States, Bhutto had recently returned from exile to challenge military dictator Pervez Musharraf in a democratic election In the aftermath of the assassination, some blamed Musharraf others blamed terrorists linked to the Pakistani security service, the ISI still others pointed the finger at Bhutto s own spouse and entourage and some speculated that it was a lone wolf attack Though the individuals behind the conspiracy have never been found, in Getting Away with Murder Heraldo Munoz goes further than anyone else to unravel the mystery of Bhutto s death Moreover, he explains the unexpected role America played in the tragic events, the byzantine relationship between Pakistan and the United States, and how Bhutto s assassination impacted world politics In a country ruled often by military dictators than by elected governments, Bhutto offered a secular, democratic hope Arguably one of Pakistan s most iconic political figures, she became one of the world s few female heads of government Her assassination tore the country apart, destabilizing the entire region Leading the United Nations inquiry, Munoz delved into murky world of Pakistani politics and the infamous Bhutto family, awash in charisma and power, controversy and violence His year long investigation frames a story of betrayals, corruption, foreign influence, and unsolved political assassinations.Munoz provides new insight into Bhutto s unprecedented rise and an unflinching, minute by minute narrative of the assassination itself With impeccable research, Munoz also situates Bhutto in the decades long history of U.S Pakistan relations and the emergence of global terrorism, pinpointing her death as the moment when those relations changed forever.The result is a gripping narrative of Pakistan s turbulent political realities and the death of its leading politician.

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    1. FTC NOTICE Library BookREVIEW Benazir Bhutto s widower, Asif Ali Zardari, addressed the United Nations with the goal of encouraging it to create an investigation into his wife s murder Heraldo Munoz, a Chilean journalist, lived in a country with seemingly no intense political nor economic interest in Pakistan His work revealed a compelling set of credentials, inclusive of having presided over the Al Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council during 2003 and 2004 16 , which [...]

    2. Heraldo Munoz was assigned by the United Nations to investigate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007 Munoz came from Chile, a country that has little business with Pakistan Therefore, he approached the investigation as a neutral investigator.Bhutto had been prime minister of Pakistan twice She was educated at Oxford and Harvard universities and was considered too western for some Pakistani She had returned to Pakistan from England to again run for prime minister She was killed by a suicid [...]

    3. Getting Away with Murder Benazir Bhutto s Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan by Heraldo Munoz, is an examination of the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto while she was on the campaign trail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan Bhutto was killed when a suicide bomber fired shots at her vehicle, and subsequently detonated a suicide vest near the vehicle, killing scores as well as Bhutto Munoz was the head of a UN commission assigned to investigate the murder, at the behest of the [...]

    4. Herald Munoz was asked by UN Secretary General Ban Kai Moon to lead a fact finding mission and report on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto Munoz was asked as a diplomat, a journalist and a representative of Chile, a country with little history with Pakistan or influence concern about its internal issues or external relations A representative of Chile, which was saddled with a dictator through a coup which now is known to have had US backing, was believed to be sensitive to the international po [...]

    5. As a Pakistani, I loved this book The fact that the author is South American who have their own history of dealing with America made his point of view even poignant The book is extremely well researched, edited and reads like a crime thriller, only that sadly it is based on the set of events The Pakistani seems to oscillate between grossly incompetent and superbly efficient Just consider the very effective and thorough investigation carried out by ISI of the Musharaff attack and compare it with [...]

    6. This book provided a great trove of knowledge to myself concerning the role of ISI and Police Being a Pakistani I always regard ISI better investigation unit when put in comparison with the Police The West may not be cognizant of the fact that Pakistan Police is too politicized with all leading political parties awarding jobs to their faithful s Police is yet to be transformed as an institution Then there is the culture of yes man ship to acquire undue and undeserved promotions in Police Army on [...]

    7. This book initially began as the story of the UN investigation into the assassination of the former Pakistani prime minister in December 2007 But as the author who headed the UN team got further into writing the book, it transformed into a study of the history of Pakistan, its political history, relations with the United States and the multiple problems that the Asian nation faces today A very good look at a very complicated topic.

    8. I found this a quick and fascinating read Written by the UN Commissioner for the Benazir Bhutto assassination Fingers pointed in many directions mostly higher up Pakistani officials, including ISI and the local police and, of course, the hateful Islamic extremist groups Good insights, though the rather hazy conclusions of the report was a bit disappointing in the end.

    9. Why write a whodunit when you can t say who done it That s the challenge faced by veteran UN and Chilean diplomat Heraldo Mu oz in this methodical look at the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto Read my full review on passblue passblue 2014 01 12 just a

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