Bhutto: If I Die, Blame Musharraf

Wrote of concerns in email just weeks before death
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2007 4:42 AM CST
In this image taken from APTN, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announces three days of mourning for former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, in Islamabad, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. Bhutto,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto sent an email to a US adviser and close friend two months ago saying that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf would share the blame if she was killed, CNN reports. Bhutto said his government had denied her request for extra security after the October attempt on her life and she mentioned threats against her from people high in the government.

"Nothing will, God willing, happen," she wrote. "Just wanted you to know if it does, in addition to the names in my letter to Musharraf of October 16, I would hold Musharraf responsible. I have been made to feel insecure by his minions." Her adviser forwarded the email to CNN with instructions that it only be made public if she died violently.