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    Pakistani President, General Pervez Musharraf, survived another assassination attempt as his plane was fired on with an anti-aircraft gun and a machine gun placed rooftop near Islamabad Friday. The attack indicated a minute-by-minute knowledge of Musharraf’s travel plans by his enemies - at least for that day. Musharraf has survived several assassination attempts since 2002.

    While many believe a ‘militant Pakistan remains unlikely,’ often citing internal political polls, there remain two powers within Pakistan - it’s military and the Taliban-al-Qaeda alliance. A Taliban-al-Qaeda Islamist assassination of Musharraf would not be executed without formidable further plans to seize power.

    Meanwhile, the Lal Masjid standoff in Islamabad continues, with armed Islamists still holed up inside the Red Mosque.