Bhutto had report on US money used to rig Pakistan election
publication date: Jan 3, 2008
Pakistan's late opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was preparing to hand over to Pennsylvania Republican Senator Arlen Specter and Rhode Island Democratic Representative Patrick Kennedy as report complied by her Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on the use by the Pervez Musharraf regime of funds supplied by the Bush administration to rig the Pakistani election in favor of Musharraf's Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) Party.
The 160-page report was based on information passed on by PPP informants inside Pakistan's intelligence and law enforcement infrastructure and Musharraf's government. The plans included staging "false flag" terrorist attacks at key polling stations where the opposition would be strongest, hacking into vote tabulation computers at the Central Election Commission and other election computers around the country to flip votes to Musharraf's candidates, and using signals intelligence (SIGINT) and other monitoring equipment, paid for by the United States, to affect the outcome of the election. The Pakistani Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was to conduct the illegal operation from a secure location in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.
The corporate media is beginning to cast aspersions on the PPP report, suggesting it had nothing to do with Bhutto's assassination. However, on the eve of the Iowa caucuses in the United States and memories of massive election engineering in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004, these revelations about "election engineering" involving Pakistani and American intelligence may have consequences far from Pakistan.
Ironically, the PPP report was to be handed to Specter, the author of the cockamamie "single bullet theory" in the Warren Report on President John Kennedy's assassination and Patrick Kennedy, the nephew of the slain president. Bhutto was cut down in an assassination hours before she was to give the two lawmakers a copy of the report.
WMR is currently attempting to procure a copy of the entire PPP report.
Details on American involvement in election engineering in Pakistan will surely have an impact on recent dubious close elections and referendums involving reported widespread tampering, including those in Kenya, Mexico, France, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Italy, and Germany.