Parallel of the Martyrs
Something's horribly wrong in Pakistan,
with the Bhutto killing.
Not just the killing, but the twisting and turning of the mechanism of her death -- an effort to deny her martyrdom? -- and then there's the gaping hole around the identity of the gunman/suicide bomber. "Al Qaeda" isn't a name, or even an identifier like, say, "Palestinian" or "Mossad" or "Agency." Al Qaeda is like "on condition of anonymity".
Martyrs. What is it about them that compels us to
reinvestigate every detail of their demise with the attention to detail of a professional crime scene investigator?
What is it that draws us back,
time and again, into the shadows and uncertainties,
and makes of us not merely observers,
but borderline conspiracy theorists?
Well -- to start with, there's the astounding amount of "evidence," officially "vetted" and announced or released or publicized or however you want to look at that process.
I can tell you what made me think Lee Harvey Oswald wasn't the only guy involved in killing Jack Kennedy: it was Jack Ruby, getting into the Dallas PD basement with a gun in his waistband and blowing Oswald apart in front of the cameras, three days after that horrible motorcade.
Why would Ruby do that? Not because Ruby was a sane man, or a vengeant man. Because somebody had to be sure Oswald didn't tell -- whatever it was Oswald knew, or maybe didn't know that he should have known, would have had to know, to be a lone assassin in Dallas.
So, how come we don't have a minute-by-minute account of that one "Al Qaeda" suicidal assassin's life, already? How come we don't know where that one shooter, who wore a bomb, was born, grew up, became embittered, learned to hate either the Pakistani government, Bhutto, or both, trained as a suicide bomber / killer, bought the components for the bomb and the gun and the bullets?
Or is there something else going on here, something under the surface?
It's connection enough, I guess, that the people who were killed represented a threat -- to who, or what, or how, we don't know yet.
But I wonder, now, if any of it's connected to the "business coup" Smedley Butler refused to lead against FDR.