Friday, December 28, 2007

Bhutto and Gregoris Lambrakis


I'm surprised that the media hasn't (to my knowledge) picked up on obvious parallels between the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the 1963 slaying of Greek politician Gregoris Lambrakis, which inspired the novel and movie "Z."

Here's a summary of the Lambrakis murder. Note the similarities: a murder by extremists with the complicity of the government.

The difference is that the Lambrakis story had a happy ending, eventually, with the overthrow of the Greek junta.

Nothing like that is going to happen in Pakistan, needless to say. No Hollywood endings in that part of the world.

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