Kara Swisher

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Benazir Bhutto Lives On

The tragedy in Pakistan in the wake of the brutal assassination of former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan People’s Party Benazir Bhutto cannot be underscored.

But the cowards who cruelly took the life of the charismatic but controversial politician cannot stop her words and efforts to bring greater democracy to her country in the face of grave personal danger, especially since they are now forever disseminated globally on the Web.

For example, here’s an interview she did with David Frost in November, in which Bhutto discusses the first attack on her, which was unsuccessful:

And, incredibly, here is her father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who was also Prime Minister of Pakistan until a military coup of his government and who was later hanged in 1979, speaking to the youth of the country:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik