23:39Pakistan is more a geographical expression than a nation
By: Dr. Jumma Marri Baloch
Current state of the Baloch-Pakistani relations is a logical continuation of the trend on one side; it is trying to suppress, physically exterminate and Pakistanize the Baloch nation, and on the other side Baloch are fighting for the preservation of Baloch traditions and ethnic identity, national freedom and their independence. Baloch are the only people who have always resisted the Pakistani religious fundamentalism, Islamic extremism, expansionism and colonialism in the south west Asia.
The entire history of Baloch after Chakar Khan the great there has been no historical tendency towards expanding its territories. Punjab’s post colonial history consists of predatory wars and territorial claims towards neighboring nations, which Punjabis are very proud of. Baloch in turn are proud of the fact that they have never engaged in any unfair unjust wars and have always been trying to get along with their neighbors guided by the principles of justice and non interference.
The opinion that the Baloch are belligerent was formed because Baloch do not accept slavery. And when the destiny would make them face a historical choice of whether to live in peace but in slavery or be free but die in a war, the Baloch would choose war. This needs to be taken into consideration while evaluating the situation.
The West and Balochistan
Today it would be wrong to be viewing the Western alliance as a single whole thing, the way it was viewed during the Cold War. The Iraqi crisis has shown that Washington's imperial tendencies do not always find support among the European states. The debates about acceptable model of the New World Order and other issues are aggravating the split and the final loss of the UN authority. But there are very serious suspicions that with all of their internal disagreements, members of the Western alliance keep some basic strategic settings unchanged, one of them being: not to allow their puppet states like Pakistan and Israel to vanish in their own crimes and guilt they support them and hold them afloat artificially on expenses of their tax payers. These two are constant headache for both US and rest of the Europe and due to them the world has seen night mares in form state terrorism and their created and sponsored terrorism.
This is the general setting in the policymaking of the Western leaders, dictated by imposed false fear before world. And this is the source of the inconsistency, inertia, discrepancies and outright immorality, which they discover in their attitude towards the genocidal war of Pakistan against the Baloch and Israel against Palestine it should be noted that both Pakistan and Israel were artificial states created by Britain under the slogans of religion.
Here are the most obvious facts concerning the attitude of the Western countries towards the "Baloch problem".
The "set of interests" dictates its own priorities. As the West has been explaining, this is where the priority of so-called "partnership relations" with Pakistan comes from, despite of the criminal nature of the Islamabad regime, which tramples on all elementary principles of so-called "democratic norms": crushing its political opposition (including physical violence) and independent media and judiciary inside the country, and genocidal war in Balochistan. Besides, Europe and the US are explaining that the Western alliance is too afraid that Pakistan's nuclear arsenal may be uncontrollably scattered all around the world.
Independent Baloch State might be falsely viewed as a threat to stability and security in the region, while it is the other way around: occupied Balochistan has always remained and will remain as the center of permanent instability, which will pose a threat to all who are trying to establish their interests in the central Asia on Baloch ports and /Caspian region. And this is a historical fact.
References to the allegations that Baloch state cannot be a viable and governable territory which will have negative implications on the overall situation in the region are totally unsubstantiated. This spurious argument that the Islamabad has been using is a malicious fabrication of Pakistani secret services in their secret war against Baloch freedom struggle. Some ISI controlled Baloch politicians are unfortunately repeating this fabrication for their short-term interests.
Thus, it is obvious that the existing priorities that the Western alliance has in the Balochistan and in the region as whole are based on false premises and will take the international community only towards more problems in the present and future.
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