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Bhutto Shot While Waving Through Sunroof

According to the account told by photographer John Moore of Getty Images, Benazir Bhutto was shot in the neck and chest as she waved to crowds of supporters - and at least one enemy - while standing through the sunroof of her vehicle leaving the Rawalpindi rally. From CNN:

The photographer who took the last known images of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination Thursday told CNN he was "surprised" to see her rise through the sunroof of her vehicle to wave to supporters after delivering her speech.

"I ran up, got as close as I got, made a few pictures of her waving to the crowd," Getty Images senior staff photographer John Moore told CNN's online streaming news service, CNN.com Live, in a phone interview Thursday from Islamabad, Pakistan.

"And then suddenly, there were a few gun shots that rang out, and she went down, she went down through the sunroof," he said. "And just at that moment I raised my camera up and the blast happened. ... And then, of course, there was chaos."

This explains the initial question offered privately regarding whether or not Bhutto's vehicle had bullet-proof glass. Bill Roggio noted a logical possibility at the time, writing that "[t]he mode of attack suggests a level of training, discipline, and expertise of a military organization. If bullets penetrated Bhutto's vehicle windshield, which was no doubt was bullet proof, the shooter was using armor-piercing rounds and had good aim." We now know that the attacker was clearly at close range and almost certainly did not penetrate the vehicle's bullet-proof glass. At least that such was not necessary.

It was customary for Bhutto to exit rallies in such a manner - a characteristic clearly not lost on her attackers. In the end, Benazir's mass appeal was both her greatest strength and her fatal weakness.

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It is evident that the opposition party was speaking a lot against the peoples party and against sharif but in response they would not use such words as the pml (q) would use. It is evident that this murder was done with the help of the military and the pml (q) so that in their view to weaken the peoples party and spread terror amongst the people real terorists are they who are giving birth to al-qaeda instead of finishing it.

As you can see i am from this region i hail in from this place and i at least i can recognize people of my area in the video of the last moment of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto the person who is in the black sun glasses and who then takes out the pistol to shoot is clearly showing himself that he hails from the Province of punjab and is from the Gujrat area because people of the waziristan and the frontier and Afghanistan are more rugged in view and they are more broad statured than the person shown he is slim and more short statured as the people of Gujrat. As i know the rulers of the PML (Q)they are infact more of terrorists than politicians they had always an habit of hitting under the bed than over the bed. A face reader could tell from their face when the day they came on tv to condole the death of the peoples party leader that they had knew about it and they are the people to do it. If an international inquiry is held with sincerity i am sure it will be proved that the military and the pml (q) leadership is responsible, besides that these people will try to run and thier names including general musharraf should be on the exit control list so that they cannot run. Out of fear and he should now step down as Pakistan needs democracy instead ruthless military guards.