Friday, December 28, 2007

No, it only seems like I'm making this up.

Pakistani officials have announced that, contrary to original reports, former prime minister and current opposition leader Benazir Bhutto actually died when her head hit the sunroof of her car.

In related news, two surviving members of the Warren Commission have announced that JFK actually died from the explosion of a faulty airbag prototype installed on his limo; and the FBI has announced that Robert Kennedy was killed when an angry chef in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel made a wild gesture at a junior employee, accidentally flinging a salad fork at high velocity into the back of the senator's head....

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think this is very funny, Steve. I understand your intent I guess but the timing is wrong. And really there are some things we shouldn't make light of anyway. THe more we shrug these things off the more they continue. We even joke about 9-11 and Bin Laden now. Can you even imagine that at this time six years ago? I bet those poor families aren't laughing.

Steve Salerno said...

I could make a wise-crack about how those families aren't exactly poor but that would be a cheap shot in this context. Your point is taken. The primary focus of the dark humor in this post was really the "authorized" explanation now being put out by the Pakistani government--certainly not Bhutto's death itself. I would've assumed that was clear.

Anonymous said...

Some people are a little too touchy, I thot it was funny as hell.
-Carl

Steve Salerno said...

Carl: Thot? Thot?? Where did that come from? ;) Somehow...I dunno...is it just me?

Steve Salerno said...

You know, it also occurs to me that maybe some folks haven't heard the latest news, and therefore think I actually am making up the thing about the sunroof. That might explain some of the remarks about "poor taste," etc.

Au contraire. Follow the URL in the post and you'll see for yourself.

mikecane said...

It is plausible. The blast from the bomb could have propelled her head into the sunroof door latch. I saw the bloody latch on TV.

It makes me wonder, though, how bad a shot the gunman must have been...

mikecane2008 said...

Well, then again...

Pak Govt makes U-turn on cause of Bhutto's death

>>>In a dramatic U-turn, Pakistan government has "apologised" for claiming that former premier Benazir Bhutto died of a skull fracture after hitting the sunroof of her car during a suicide attack.

>>>Caretaker Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz Khan has asked the media and people to "forgive and ignore" comments made by his ministry's spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema which were slammed by her Pakistan People's Party as "lies" and led to an uproar at home and abroad.

mikecane2008 said...

This story won't go away:

New Footage of The Bhutto Assassination Proves the Musharraf Government Is Lying [VIDEO]