Pope 'saddened' by Israel war on GazaAddressing thousands of pilgrims gathered at Saint Peter's Square for the weekly Angelus prayer on Sunday, the Pope called on the international community to spare no efforts to restore peace in Gaza.
"I implore an end to the violence which must be denounced in all its forms and a restoration of the truce on the Gaza Strip," he said.
Israel has been staging massive air strikes against civilian and military targets in Gaza since Saturday. The Islamic University of Gaza, schools, a television station as well as various security positions have been targeted by Tel Aviv.
So far at least 310 people have been killed, many of whom are women and children; nearly 1550 others have been injured.
The pontiff expressed sorrow over the massacre of the Gazans, saying that he was "deeply saddened by the deaths and injuries, by the material damage, the suffering and the tears of the population, victims of this series of tragic attacks and reprisals."
"I call on the international community to do all it can to help the Israelis and Palestinians on this dead-end road ... and not to give in to the perverse logic of confrontation and violence but to favor the path of dialogue and negotiations," Pope Benedict told the crowd.
People all over the world are protesting this Isreali operation, as the recent attack was biggest in the scale since 1967 operation of the Israeli Defens Forces.
Israel snubs calls for halting Gaza raidsIsrael keeps pounding Gaza on the third day of its aerial campaign as the world continues to protest the deadly blitz that has killed over 310 people.
Demonstrators marched in protest against the airstrikes in several cities around the world.
On Monday, thousands poured to the streets of the Iranian capital, Tehran, calling for an end to the massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
In other Iranian cities, shopkeepers ended trade for the day, closing bazaars (traditional markets) and businesses to show their support for the Palestinian people as the demonstrations continued in Tehran.
About 8,000 people demonstrated in Egypt in the southern city of Assiut, while rallies in the capital Cairo and the port city of Alexandria drew around 4,000 each, a security official said.
In Turkey, thousands of people joined demonstrations in about a dozen cities, while in Syria, protesters burned Israeli and American flags as thousands demonstrated in central Damascus.
Traffic in central London where the Israeli embassy is located was brought to a halt by hundreds of protesters, waving Palestinian flags and placards reading "holocaust in Gaza" and shouting in unison: "Israel is a terror state".
Organizers said some 3,000 people had taken part in Sunday's protest, while police which arrested over 10 demonstrators put the figure at 700.
There have also been reports of demonstrations in the capital cities of Denmark, Spain, Italy, and Australia.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei had denounced the Israel regime and described its attacks as a 'deliberate massacre' of innocent and defenseless people.
Meanwhile, in Yemen, over 30,000 people gathered at a soccer stadium to express their solidarity with the suffering masses in Gaza, after watching horrific images of the attacks on their television screens the previous day, Press TV correspondent in Yemen, Roshan Mohammed Salih reported on Sunday.
I know that my friend Mikolaj Frydrychowicz would be this days helping to organize protests and will be today at Isreal Ambassady in Warszawa where others are gathering right now.
In other Polish city Wroclaw they are going to protest tomorrow in the very unusall way. Under the slogan 'Falafel instead of bombs' at 30 December a resteraunt 'Al Medina' they will give for free a various Palestinian dishesh. You can find restaurant Al Medina on the Pradzynskiego 26a in Wroclaw.
It is amazing how the Western world is treating thier humiltating genocide operations that are just repeated in the cycle to provoke a revenge and futher complicate situation not only in the occupied lands but all over the world. Yes, you can wonder why it is so broadly accepted, but you also need to remeber that if you do nothing else that wondering then things will simply stay this way. If we and our govrments will stay silent, how the situation can change? Please look around you and ask yourself if you are not living in the Weimar Republic? People there in the time of Hitler was also clamor as never before, but they did nothing to stop the process that was progressing on thier eyes. Arent we in this same situation right now?
The futher president of the United States does not look interested in taking any action on this issue and some others. He has just go on the Christmas with his happy familly to spent his time on the beaches of Honolulu. He looks that he completly does not care about anything and is just celebrating his upcoming inauguration. As we say in Poland, he have everything in the ass.
Many political observers that are aware about Obama faith and brotherhood ties with the regime of Israel says about him as about fanatics that is not going to change anything in the Middle-East or anywhere. Many points to his upcomming administration and says that it is maybe most sharp-tounged we had ever.
And in the tone of Mr. Obama so often we can hear his imperialistic rethoric in which there is no borders on the world and where U.S is taking central imperial position. At this ground he is not different from ethier Bush or McCain. Well, the truth is that Mr. Obama comes from highly republican familly and was for years officer of the National Security Agency (some say that since his birth), so from my point of view he plays a role of the millitary mole inside of the Democratic party that will be not able to change anything. Mainly because of his personal past as well as the team that he want to install in the White House.
The problem with some of this peoples is that they are simply to easy for badger game and will be acting as thier corporate masters will say them. We can observe this very cleary if we will compare the words that we hear constantly from them through past 50 days to thier actions or maybe better - inactions.
Many of them comes from the background of the infamous Dark Alliance that was runing the drug market in the U.S. in past 30 years. Even Obama have such records and in thier familly Honolulu it is not secret that he was involved in the cocaine trade at the end of the 70's. This reminds me very famous story of Gary Webb that was making investigation on the cociane trade organized in the Los Angeles by Ricky Ross.
Is this an accident that Clinton administration did not solved this case? I do not think so, it is so symptomatic for the leaders of the so called -Democratic party that i am so disenchanted and do not belive that this team lead by the former millitary officer and Clinton or Ross familly will change anything. What i see in the United States is huge millitary junta and the elections that are nothing more that a circus for the blind... We are so often automaticly blaming Bush administration for everything that we even do not take care about checking the backgrounds of the leaders of Democratic party. And they are so often paralyzed by thier dark links and backgrounds...
Kill the Messenger: The Tragic Life of Gary Webb
With "Kill the Messenger" (Nation Books/Avalon), Nick Schou, an editor at Orange County Weekly, provides a meticulous, balanced account of the life of Gary Webb, the former San Jose Mercury News reporter who, despite minor errors, basically got it right when he wrote the biggest story of his career. That story lifted the rug on a historical episode the mainstream media didn't want to touch: How the Central Intelligence Agency turned a blind eye to drug dealing in furtherance of its covert support for the Nicaraguan contras. For his efforts, Webb was hounded out of journalism after a ferocious assault from America's most prestigious newspapers, which Schou documents in painstaking and shameful detail. When Webb -- who had once shared a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting -- committed suicide in December 2004, it was the last chapter in a real-life American tragedy.
Webb was not the first one on to the story. AP reporter Robert Parry had been forced out of his job at the wire service for pursuing it. The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Narcotics and Terrorism, chaired by Sen. John Kerry, conducted an investigation into the contras' drug trafficking in 1987-88 that had documented (among other things) how CIA cargo planes ferried arms to the contras and then carried cocaine back to military bases and remote airfields on the return flights. But, as Schou notes, "Because of its sensitive nature, the committee … sealed most of the testimony, and Kerry's investigation got scant play in the national news media."
The Kerry investigation was mainly concerned with cocaine coming into the U.S. East Coast. Webb's 1996 series for the Mercury News, based on a yearlong investigation, looked at the cocaine traffic in Los Angeles, which was then known as "the crack capital of the world." Webb detailed how "Freeway" Ricky Ross, the first '80s crack millionaire and a crack kingpin in L.A.'s South Central neighborhood, had been supplied with crack cocaine by Nicaraguan exiles and contra supporters with CIA connections. Webb discovered an affidavit from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department that said that the coke profits of Ross' suppliers "are transported to Florida and laundered through … a chain of banks in Florida. … From this bank the monies are filtered to the Contra rebels to buy arms in the war in Nicaragua."
Webb's articles, however, were unjustifiably hyped by the Mercury News' editors, who, according to Schou, were hungry to compete with the media Big Boys. The series ran with war-sized headlines and a silhouette of a man smoking a crack pipe superimposed on the official seal of the CIA. "Dark Alliance: The Story Behind the Crack Explosion," screamed the paper, with a subhead claiming that "Crack Plague's Roots Are in Nicaraguan War."
The story got away from Webb and took on a life of its own, fueled by anger and despair in black communities being destroyed by the crack epidemic and the lethal gang wars surrounding it. As Schou puts it, "Dark Alliance" created an alliance of conspiracy theorists, from some "on the left who believed the CIA had deliberately started the crack epidemic to commit genocide against black people" to "right-wing followers of Lyndon LaRouche, who saw the story as further proof that George Bush Sr. and the Queen of England belong to a secret cabal that controls the planet." Opportunistic politicians like Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga. -- who exclaimed on the floor of Congress that "CIA" stood for "Central Intoxication Agency" -- seized on Webb's story to grab headlines for themselves. The "Dark Alliance" series quickly became a national cause célebre.
The Los Angeles Times -- embarrassingly scooped on its own turf by Webb -- reacted by assigning no less than two dozen reporters to what one of them described as the "Get Gary Webb Team," running a takedown series on the "Dark Alliance" stories that dwarfed them in size. The Washington Post and the New York Times piled on with multiple stories discrediting not just what Webb had written, but Webb himself, delving into his past to come up with mud to throw. Most of these papers' "deconstructions" of Webb's reporting were based on unnamed government sources. But the damage was done. In the end, the very Mercury News editors who'd made exaggerated claims for Webb's series publicly disowned him in an editorial while refusing to print stories Webb wrote further documenting his series. Demoted to a remote police beat, Webb left the paper.
Unable to get another reporting job on any U.S. daily, his marriage destroyed by the intensity of his "Dark Alliance" experience, a depressed Webb killed himself. In Schou's telling, he was the victim of incompetent editors and of a media feeding frenzy that the Washington Post's own ombudsman later described as misplaced. Throughout Kill the Messenger, Schou does fresh reporting that bolsters some of Webb's findings. He also interviews some of those who helped incinerate Webb and who now admit they went overboard. The book is an important cautionary tale for anyone considering a career in investigative journalism. And the moral is: It's often dangerous to speak truth to power.
You can buy this book here
Message from the 2006
Just a few days befor comming of the New Year of 2007, official state media website in Iran has posted a message heralding the coming of the Shiite messianic figure, Imam Mahdi, noting he could arrive with Jesus by the spring equinox.
"Imam Mahdi (may God hasten his reappearance) will appear all of a sudden on the world scene with a voice from the skies announcing his reappearance at the holy Ka'ba in Mecca," the message says.
The Islamic Republic of Iran broadcasting website said in a program called "The World toward Illumination," that the Mahdi will form an army to defeat the enemies of Islam in a series of apocalyptic battles, in which the Mahdi will overcome his archvillain in Jerusalem.
The Iranian series also claims the Mahdi will reappear on Earth with Jesus: "We read in the book Tazkarat ol-Olia, 'the Mahdi will come with Jesus son of Mary accompanying him.' ... Imam Mahdi will be the leader while Prophet Jesus will act as his lieutenant in the struggle against oppression and establishment of justice in the world. Jesus had himself given the tidings of the coming of God's last messenger and will see Mohammad's ideals materialize in the time of the Mahdi."
As WND reported this month, in a greeting to the world's Christians for the coming new year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he expects both Jesus and the Mahdi, to return and "wipe away oppression."
"I wish all the Christians a very happy new year and I wish to ask them a question as well," said Ahmadinejad, according to an Iranian Student News Agency report cited by YnetNews.com
"My one question from the Christians is: What would Jesus do if he were present in the world today? What would he do before some of the oppressive powers of the world who are in fact residing in Christian countries? Which powers would he revive and which of them would he destroy?" asked the Iranian leader.
"If Jesus were present today, who would be facing him and who would be following him?"
Well, while everybody had more that 2 years to answer himself this question, some see it even to cleary... Some are still out of thier minds...
Sow, why in in this year message Mahmoud so ironically congratulated all the followers of Abrahamic faiths, particularly the followers of Jesus Christ, and the people of Britain on the auspicious birth anniversary of Jesus Christ? Read and think about this before comming of tomorrow. The day of the first aniversary of tragic assasination of daughter of the East - Ms. Benazri Bhutto - one of that famillies whith bear this 'western curse'...
Message from the 2008
In the name of God the Compassionate the Merciful.
On this anniversary of the birth of Jesus, son of Mary, the word of God, the messenger of mercy. I would like to congratulate the followers of Abrahamic faiths, especially the followers of Jesus Christ, and the people of Britain.
The Almighty created the universe for human beings and human beings for Himself. He created every human being with the ability to reach the heights of perfection. He called on man to make every effort to live a good life in this world and to work to achieve life everlasting. On man's difficult and challenging journey from dust to the divine, He did not leave humanity to its own devices. He chose from those He created the most excellent as His prophets to guide humanity.
Jesus, the son of Mary, is the standard-bearer of justice, of love for our fellow human beings, of the fight against tyranny, discrimination and injustice.
If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers. If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists and bullies the world over.
If Christ were on earth today, undoubtedly he would fight against the tyrannical policies of prevailing global, economic and political systems as he did in his lifetime. The solution to today's problems is a return to the call of divine prophets. The solution to these crises is to follow the prophets--they were sent by the Almighty for the good of humanity.
I hope that the collective will of nations will unite in the not too distant future and by the grace of the Almighty Lord that shinning age will come to rule the earth. Once again, I congratulate one and all on the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. I pray for the New Year to be a year of happiness, prosperity, peace and brotherhood for humanity.
I wish you every success and happiness.
Full text: PressTV
Bradford C. Oelman, the vice president for corporate relations of the Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, which the general served as chairman and chief executive officer from 1967 until he retired in 1972, said yesterday that it was not immediately known what caused the cardiac arrest. A former associate of the general at the corporation said that he had been admitted to the Medical Center on Sunday, suffering from an intestinal infection.
Source: NY Times
O Adonai (December 18)
O Lord and Ruler,
you appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush,
and on Mount Sinai gave him your Law.
Come, and with outstretched arm redeem us.
Well, i think i do not need to say about which Rulers i think and which Queen leads them into this very Dead Sea. I am affraid that if they will follow them, they will not cross the sea as the Moses did, but instead they will drow somwhere in the middle. It will happen because they has gone realy creazy and still are going in very wrong directions, like a lemmings, under this false leadership.
They are just acting by pursuing thier total arrogance strategy and following 'a row by row' path as in the poem 'Ode to the confederate dead'. On the 18th November as you can read in the post from the Midle-East, the casefire, a truce, has casseted. Now go back for a moment in one of my post and read about my fear of ending my life on the 17th December, my familly hollidays...
I told You that i will tell you why i passed throught this gateway. I was poisoned, but as usual in this business, there is also antidotum. While i had feel worst and worst day by day i had left a shocking testamento that i had wroten on the package of the swiss chockolade that was beautified by the pigeon shit. Well, i as my ancestros have very artistic soul. But the words that was wroten there was really strong and shocking for the enemy. If i will die without child i had transfered my rights to the Radziwill legecy on the very enemy of the Israel, that after thier fraud fully owns what should belongs to my familly.
Without finding the cure, they will be left in huge troubles as for instance some of the Hotels could go directly into the hands of the Hamas or the Hezbullah movement. And the Washington Post into Russian one. What by the way will be truly ballancing move in thier western world where there is almost no space for freedom of expression, at least on the mass scale... If they will find me death on the 18th December, it will be the best confession of thier serial crimes...
But there is another ruler on the Horizon, that sometimes call me a friend while is acting just as the Emperor that is still defending the bigest fraud ever, like an owner of the world without any borders. When yesterday i was walking around the city, on the Dam Squre, near the Palace, i saw a lagre group of semi-millitary police vehicles and thier teams. It looks that this anti-terror wave has finaly come to this so-called Kingdom.
But as usual, the Dutch goverment, has mixed the list of people linked to the royal file with the people, wich i will call the bodyguards. The first part of the list has comm from the Kremlin and the second was the contribution of the Israel and thier american servant. This was some kind of 'nativity-scene' for the public and the police itself. This is long used tactics in this land. In very same maner some of the Nazi has survived end of the II World War, by beign traded or exchanged for other peoples.
I really thank for such Western contribution which was simply defensive move... In this case there should be no place for the negotiations with the terrorist whatever they are from the White House, the Pentagon or the regime of Israel itself!!!
And i must say that I do not belive that the current goverement of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (and some others) is cappable of solving this case in the correct way! I see this ugliness tactic repeated again and again. This night was very special night when the truce between Hamas and Israel has faded away, so i am happy that there was at least some from the royal file that had been touched by the Justice. Most of them, as usual is living happy in the luxury... Some even in the building which should belongs to my familly, and they are so arogant that has even put the flag of the European Union on the roofs.
Just imagine such scenario. The Police finds me death on the end of truce, later makes some arrest and using fabricated proofs is blaming let say Russians group that was arrested yesterday. They would simply say that Russians has sacrificed me to heat an hate between current regim of the Israel and the Palestinian people!
I will give you one advice in the name of the Lord, solve this case in the correct way, because there is no place for negotiations and this criminals need to face the justice without any form of 'exchange'. On the 2 April you will be celebrating the death of our Pope, later 60th anniversary of the NATO and if you will stay on your course, this country can be really throwed out of the European Union. And i will personaly take care of this once i will take a seat in the European Parliament in the Juni next year! There is no mercy for this people. Texas is ready to serve them sentences, yes, some are going to meet the death!
And the Lord has told that this is good! You do not belive, then take a look at the Holly Bible and read the story of the King Jehu and the Cult of Baal!
Jehu had eliminated Ahab's heirs; now he was determined to eliminate his evil legacy — the cult of Baal worship. He secured the aid of his friend Jehonadab, and the two of them constructed an elaborate and devious scheme.
Jehu announced that he intended to sponsor a bigger and better Baal worship than Ahab ever had, and his innovations were to be inaugurated at a huge festival. Priests of Baal who failed to attend were threatened with capital punishment, and when roll was taken, not one was absent. These priests were marked with special robes made for the occasion. Jehu then ordered the priests to assure that no one who worshipped the LORD was present — only priests of Baal. This done, Jehu escorted the priests inside the shrine.
While Jehu officiated over the sacrifice, his 80 co-conspirators surrounded the building. At his signal, they entered and began the slaughter; not one priest escaped. They then demolished the shrine and desecrated altars and implements, converting the site into a garbage dump.
The LORD rewarded Jehu's obedience with the promise that four more generations of his descendents would be his heirs as king of Israel. This was the longest line of kings in Israel's history. By contrast, every king of Judah was from the line of King David.
Even though he destroyed Baal worship, Jehu never took action against the golden calf cult established by King Jeroboam. Even so, Jehu enjoys the distinction of being the only king of the separate kingdom of Israel applauded by God for his obedience.
Source: 2 Kings 10:15-31
And the God has said that it was good!
2 Kings 10:30-31 And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.
This is my advice to all the leaders of the free world and the United States. Be like Jehu and make a true Armageddon for this Baal worshipers. The scale of thier fraud, thier crimes is so huge that there is no place for the negotiations...
This is how Mr. Toda acted in the post-war Japan with the nazist culltists. He has prepared some kind of 'the execution', spectacular show, treating them in the Jehu style. However, later he has died on ... the 2 April and his work and plans has been again stolen, and the clearing process has never been finished. And the effects? Well, you can see it here, on this blog...
The announcement raises the prospect of an escalation in cross-border fighting.
Hamas had earlier ruled out renewal of truce in and around Gaza and insisted that authorities in the besieged Palestinian territory have a duty to respond to any attack by Israel.
Iran slams UN 'inaction' on Gaza
The Gaza Strip is facing a catastrophe as Israel has imposed a blockade on the coastal area, putting lives of almost 1.5 million residents at stake.
The residents are suffering from the shortage of basic supplies including food and medicine.
The UN has so far passed some 65 resolutions in condemnation of Israeli actions against Palestinians. However, the veto powers, particularly the US, have stonewalled the resolutions on at least 42 occasions.
However, there is a fundamental difference in time when we gives prezzies sometimes it is 6th December, sometimes 24th December, there is even another variant to give it on the Easter. Also a person that gives this presents is called differently in West it is usually called the Santa Claus, in Poland Swiety Mikolaj and in time of Commonwealth also The Nestor. In Russia to this day, it is the Gwiazdor that gives a gifts to the kids.
In the Ancient Rome it was 17 December when people was not only giving small gift but also was for this day changing a places. And to mark some ancient tradition, the slaves very often changed thier places with the masters. In thier sister Greece, this day was however a sad one, to mark a death of Sant Barbaros. However, this tradition that comes from pagan tradition was changed by the Church hundreds years ago to celebrate another saint, a Prophet Daniel. Personaly, i think there was very serious reason of this move from the Papal...
So today, in the modern time, we call this day in the Church the day of Wisdom. Also knows as O Sapientia.
O Sapientia (December 17)
O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High,
reaching from one end to the other mightily,
and sweetly ordering all things:
Come and teach us the way of prudence.
Today i would like you to tell very instructive story that has take a place for real in 2006 in some pre-war building with very unique elevator. I think it was some kind of 'cursed' place. However, before i would like to point you to another one about very similar place, also on the roof of unique building, but in the New York City. The story of the appartment of Benazir Bhutto.
Benazir Bhutto's cursed ApartmentThe apartment of Benazir Bhutto in Manhattan, the city’s most expensive area, has a dark and mysterious history. For a visitor, it is a beautifully furnished penthouse, with panoramic views of the East River. But it has often been unkind to its buyers.
The story goes that whoever has tried to buy it has died, either before the purchase or afterwards. One potential buyer dropped the idea of buying the apartment at the close of the deal, only because he felt afraid he would meet a tragic end, the apartment’s ex-owner Seema Boesky has said.
Two persons decided to finally buy it, one after the other. The first died before buying the property and the other — Benazir Bhutto — was killed a year after buying the penthouse, Seema Boesky said.
Belair Apartments, a 42-storey building that houses the Bhutto-Zardari penthouse,is located on 524-E, 72nd street between York Avenue and the FDR drive. In October 2006, a plane carrying a famous baseball player, Cory Liddle, crashed into this building, leaving Liddle and his co-pilot dead.
“My first buyer dropped dead at the closing,” Seema writes in the April issue of The Wag magazine. The second, with contract in hand, bolted down 47 flight of stairs, never to be heard from again, she further writes in her article titled: “The Cursed Apartment.”
Mentioning the final buyer of the apartment, who had bought it last year, she writes that one year later, newspaper headlines proved those who feel there is a curse on the apartment were right. “The sale has left me feeling sad ever since. My buyer? Benazir Bhutto!”
She said even her real estate broker was forced to believe that the apartment’s “karma” (luck) was questionable. Recalling her deal with Benazir Bhutto the final buyer, she said she was sick of meeting potential buyers but her real estate broker said that this time the client was some important person who preferred anonymity.
Before Ms Bhutto, Asif Ali Zardari went to visit the apartment. “The husband came alone for the early meetings. He was charming, attractive, in his 50s, and extremely chatty while his crew took measurements and photos,” she writes drawing a sketch of Zardari, the PPP’s co-chairperson.
He mentioned this was their first home in New York, and that his wife was a workaholic who travelled constantly, Seema writes recalling her conversation with Zardari who was by that time living in New York’s Manhattan area, first in a hotel and later shifting to the apartment of a friend, Mona Shah.
Well, so you see that there are some kind of cursed places indeed. I will in moment take you by the elevator on the roof of the another one that i and my friend Mikolaj Frydrychowicz has found in Warszawa. But before, i would like to point you yet again to a 'curse' of Benazir, this time it will be not about place, but about thier 'political' dynasty. I hope, that you will see clearly, the similarities to my story. I hope also, that you will see that while this 'curse' is a mystery, there is a fully resonable explanations and true people behind it...
So you see... So let see even more and go back to the begining of August 2006. I was just changing jobs in that time, but had just finished a fight against novelisation of the polish drug prevention law that has been made by Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro (PiS). I was forced to drop this political fight as i was throw out from the previous govermental company, after they has changed thier top boss in the atmosphere of huge scandal. I had been asked to stop my political activities or my chief will be forced to fire me. I had refused that and joked that maybe some day they will make me a monumentum for me.
Bhuttos: 'Cursed' political dynastyLike the Nehru-Gandhi family in India and the Kennedys in America, the Bhuttos of Pakistan are one of the world's most famous - and troubled - political dynasties.
The assassination of Benazir Bhutto is the latest in a string of violent and sometimes mysterious deaths which have led people to describe the family as cursed.
Benazir's elderly mother, Nusrat, has now seen the lives of her husband, elder daughter and two sons all cut short.
Just one daughter, Sanam, survives.