Hope Against Hope

Half mast flag and Benazir Bhutto Pakistani flag in half mast from the Guardian and Benazir Bhutto from here.

‘God help us’ – Pakistanis react

“I come from a family with rightist sympathies but we all feel as if our mother had died. She was a liberal force, a hope for a Pakistan overrun by militancy. Now there is a great vacuum.” (Nabeel Arshed, STUDENT, RAWALPINDI)
“I want to cry over the recent events. Somebody has killed my hope.
Everyone I know is feeling a personal loss, even those of us who were not planning to vote for her, and those of us who thought she was corrupt.”(ASIFA HASAN, RESEARCHER, ISLAMABAD)

Many related links from 3quarksdaily
Rippling effect of Bhutto’s death
Benizar Bhutto

Assassins from Newsgrist.

Bhutto’s Deadly Legacy (William Dahlrymple)