Thursday, December 27, 2007

"We Will Not be Deterred" - Benazir's Memorable Quotes

‘We will not be deterred’- Benazir’s memorable quotes
Daily Times, December 28, 2007

* "I told him on my oath in his death cell, I would carry on his work." — Recalling a visit to her father, former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, before his execution in 1979.

* “The primary message of the visit and the talks will be that freedom has returned to Pakistan. It is not only a success for the people of Pakistan but for all those who believe in freedom." — Preparing for a visit to the United States in 1989, a few months after she first took office as prime minister.

* “The voter has gotten more demanding. In 1988, the voters just wanted democracy. Our campaign was much more general then. Now we are more specific." — 1993 Associated Press interview on her ultimately successful bid for re-election. She had been ousted in 1990.

* “I always said that I was innocent and a victim of a politically motivated trial." — Commenting in 2001 when her 1999 conviction on corruption charges was suspended and a new trial ordered.

* “I haven’t given myself away. I belong to myself and I always shall." — Vowing in 1987 that her arranged marriage to Karachi businessman Asif Ali Zardari would not upstage her political career.

* “Democracy needs support and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies. Democratic nations should ... come together in an association designed to help each other and promote what is a universal value — democracy." — 1989 speech at Harvard University.

* “We have to modify our campaign to some extent because of the suicide bombings. We will continue to meet the public. We will not be deterred." — In October, shortly after narrowly escaping a suicide bombing on her return to Pakistan from an eight-year exile.

Also See:
How many Bhuttos will you kill? - Daily Times
Bhutto Knew a Return to Pakistan Was Risky - NPR
Harvard classmates, local Pakistanis mourn Bhutto - Boston Globe
Bhutto's death rocks Pakistan - Christian Science Monitor
Utter, Utter Horror - The News

See Some Videos from
Benazir at CFR
Benazir at the Oxonian Society
Benazir at IISS


Anonymous said...

Worst thing that can happen to Pakistan. Round up all the Al-Kaida and Taliban sympatizer send them to Gitmo, demolish and burn all the madressa, Last but not least send all the Afganis back to where they belong. F Obiad u masouud, JUI, Jamat e Non Islami.

Anonymous said...

You don’t know how hard it is to accept this. Really unbelievable and devastating. We have lost someone very dear to all of us. After all what do these tribal people want. Would they kill all of us in the name of Islam and Allah.
Pakistani government should have provided state security to all ex heads of state and prime ministers, judges and all ex dignitaries like all other decent countries do.
But in this country they are unprotected, chased by agencies, jailed for no reasons, exiled and even killed.
It is very clear that trouble lies in about eight districts of this country which cannot be controlled by this military who already surrendering to militants. There must be a large-scale operation led by U.S Special Forces in these regions. Otherwise we will loose the head to protect so called nose.

Anonymous said...

"After all what do these tribal people want. Would they kill all of us in the name of Islam and Allah. "....
The cowards in Pak army nurtured and fed them to fight their wars (which is why the army is paid for!! Instead they are running industries!!) in Indian-Kashmir and that "strategic Afghanistan depth" delusion.
Then one day, Uncle Sam orders the Army cowards stop it or else get ur ass kicked..while throwing some $$ to the army. And being the cowards they are they make U-turn and tell their "freedom Fighter" to stop and go home.
Do u really believe that all these poor souls who were brain washed to kill and miam in nmae of Allah and Jannat will just stop??
They have been indoctirined/programmed monsters created by the army and they are turning back on their masters.
Quite simple really.

Anonymous said...

What the hell, Tear down the Madrassa's, send the freaking talibans to teir saudi masters in or to Hell their place of choice.