sábado, 20 de setembro de 2008

O Triunfo da Morte

ISLAMABAD: At least 60 people were killed and scores others injured when an explosives laden vehicle was blown up at the entrance of Marriot Hotel here on Saturday.
Those killed include five women. 257 wounded, some of them critically were shifted to the local hospitals after the deadly explosion. The death toll is feared to rise further.” In, The News (Paquistão)

“The Marriott is an icon,” said Abdullah Riar, a former aide to Benazir Bhutto. “It’s like the twin towers of Pakistan. It’s a symbolic place in the capital of the country, and now it has melted down.”A prominent Pakistani lawyer, Athar Minallah, said: "It's the 9/11 for Pakistan. It's an attack on Pakistan, an attack on the people of Pakistan."[…]

Mr. Minallah, a leader of the lawyers' movement that protested against the rule of President Pervez Musharraf, said the extremists "have crossed the limits."

"There cannot be any justification for this," he said. "It is for the people of Pakistan to join hands and sort out this menace. They are enemies of Pakistan." In, The New York Times

"Horas antes do atentado, o novo Presidente paquistanês, Asif Ali Zardari (viúvo da ex-primeira-ministra Benazir Bhutto, vítima também ela de um atentado, em Dezembro passado), comprometeu-se perante o Parlamento a continuar a luta contra os fundamentalistas islâmicos, mas garantiu que não irá tolerar novas invasões do território nacional, num claro aviso às tropas americanas estacionadas no Afeganistão.” In, Público

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