Once again, the disintegration of Pakistan re-sounding…
In an article published in The Asia Times, well known International Strategic Analyst Pepe Escobar has revealed that Washington D.C. has put its 'Laser ray' sight on the Pakistani occupied Baluchistan. Washington wants to break and divide Pakistan in the same manner as the Balkan Region in the decade of 1990. On Pakistan's decline the Analyst has used the term of Balkanization. He writes that the American Administration is in complete favor of this province's freedom. This plan has gained great popularity in Washington's diplomatic and policy making circles. Baluchistan remains totally under the radar of the frenetic US news cycle and Gwader is the main part of new US great game. American organizations have given the name "Eurasia Piplinistan" to this plan. To bring this plan on a working process, the strict General Stanley Mike Crystal to be appointed on behalf of General Patrice and Helmand's new military bases, are the main points analysts are looking at these days.
Pepe, writing more on the American plan about Baluchistan, says Americans have confessed that numerous Balochi readers pointed out to this correspondent that it is now in fact a 50% Balochi/Pashtun province. Most Pashtoons live near the Afghan border. And many happen to be neighbors of Afghanistan's Helmand province - the key site of the upcoming Obama surge. In case of a hypothetical balkanization of Pakistan, Balochs and Pashtuns would go separate ways. Quetta, the provincial capital, in terms of population and business activity, is already dominated by Pashtuns. Considering this last sentence true, Mr. Escobar has given importance writing that Baluchistan's internal politics are complex. Balochs and Brahvies are separate nationalities - with different spoken languages and culture. Quite a few Balochis do not accept Brahvies as Balochs.
Honestly, these last two sentences made us helpless stopping ourselves in sharing our views on this topic because Dear Mr. Escobar's all these views are not at all new to me, except using Helmand military bases for Baluchistan Liberation point. Other than this, we have cleared all the other points in many of our articles which have been published in the newspaper Daily Tawar. Readers may remember that once we even wrote at the point that Pakistan with its geography is not acceptable and is of no interest for the world. The US and the entire world has tolerated Pakistan's attitude over Baluchistan. Punjab had taken Baloch's responsibility and all the talks were through Punjab but now experience has proven that Punjab has failed badly in fulfilling these responsibilities. After previous military operations, fifth military operation has opened the eyes of many countries that Baloch nation does not accept its slavery. Previous years resistance has shown everyone that to live and work peacefully in this region Baloch's willingness is a must. Other then Baluchistan's resources the things we have always focused include Central Asia's mineral resources and gas. To reach these minerals and gas it is very necessary to keep peace in Baloch and Pashtoon areas and now these both nations want direct issues. Pakistan interferes in Baloch, Afghan and US issues making itself concern without any reason. Baloch leader Nawab Khair Baksh once even said that we can negotiate with a pig but not a Punjabi. If the matter has come to this point so the US should kick Punjab out from its gate keeping duty.
Here we will once again discuss on these aspects which foreign intellectuals neglect or don’t bring them under discussion because of some interests and give their decisions through surface discussions that US wants to break Pakistan to easily get Baluchistan's rich minerals. To think and say on these topics these Misters don’t bother to think that; Any Pakistani ruler can even think of standing as a barrier in front of any US interest? And if US is interested in conquering Baluchistan's minerals, are Pakistani rulers ready to play any mega project or any contract drama in front of US to handover them the minerals? Therefore, in our opinion liberating Baluchistan might be one reason to conquer natural resources of Baluchistan by the US but it can't be the basic reason because to reach this aim it is very necessary to solve three main problems. If these problems are not solved so reaching Baluchistan's assets and central Asia's gas might just remain a dream. Those Problems are related to Pakistan's existence and all the useless efforts done by the Pakistani rulers to make the US, Europe and the civilized world believe that Pakistan can solve these problems;
1. Spreading Religious Extremists,
2. Islamic Nuclear Assets,
These three problems are both for US and the coalitions imagined lethal. International analysts talking about Pakistan's Breakage neglect these points whereas Pakistan's wrong statements and failure are the main cause of its destructions. We have always tried to gain attention to these three main (and several countless small) problems only appearing solution is Hillary Clinton's suggestion which is down-sizing Pakistan, Or if, the fight against the Islamic extremists may increase to bigger cities of Pakistan and the main cause for this will be Pakistan's inner destabilized political system, corruption, ruler and public distance and will create a worse situation.
After so many assurances Islamic nuclear weapons are still not safe in world's eyes and local Pashtoons are suffering hard because of the military operation going on in the tribal areas. There are very few chances that in near future Pakistani military might be able to sustain government writ in tribal areas. At the moment, prayers for Pakistani military win are considered by us as pure government propaganda because many such claims were made in the past which appeared false later on. It has become very difficult for Pakistan to adjust and hide the refugees (Pashtoons) anywhere. Punjab and Sindh has started raising their voices against unfortunate refugees (Pashtoon) which leads these hundreds of thousands of people not giving their sympathy to Pakistani rulers or public(Punjabis and Muhajirs and at some point Sindhis). The same military who consists of 40% of Pashtoons is on war against Pashtoon and genociding them. In this situation Taliban and other religious movements will get boost in fact the possibility of Pakistani Islamic nuclear assets getting into these extremists movement increases on a large scale which is not less than a hanging sword on the American forces.
Pakistan existence political (corrupt) and social make is understood to be the main problem in this religious war causing it still far from victory. Until and unless Pakistan is divided into different parts it is not possible to stop these religious extremists from moving one place to another or to bring them under any control. Similar problems are with the drugs issue. No such country can control drugs where a border security guard can make much more money than a city DCO. Militia and Anti-Narcotics officers don’t bother to speak until the deal is in millions. To break these chains also, it is important to divide Pakistan in different parts.
In short, these are the basic things causing the US and the world chase Pakistan. But, it doesn’t means the US ever thought that these aims can be achieved rubbing Aladdin's lamp. There is no doubt that US willingness is needed in building or disintegrating any country.
If everything done in this world was under US wishes, so countries like Iran and North Korea wouldn’t have existed in the world map. In Pakistan's case, it has already been divided into different parts and is in state of war which is due to the evil-doings of its own rulers. Now the world is thinking how to separate these parts in less loss.
Here we 100% agree with the foreign intellectuals and analysts that the brave US is now fed-up of its nearest coalition Pakistan and wants to bring Pakistan on such a stage that it won't be able to make the US chase it anymore. Therefore we being Baloch are very depressed by issues relating Baluchistan published in Pakistan lacking reality and consisting more of imagination. The thought of people living in US after these kinds of media propagandas against Baluchistan and Balochs not only increases the threat of civil war but the aim the world including Balochs have been struggling for, might not be achieved.
The most repeated mistake which the Pakistani media always tries to promote is the Baloch-Pashtoon population ratio. In each and every analysis Baloch population is (criminally) made to appear less so that Baloch cannot claim the ownership of this land. Hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees came to Baluchistan after the Red Revolution who were later on made to appear the natives of different divisions and provided with National ID cards by the so-called Baloch and Pashtoon pro-parliament leaders to gain their votes (they are present in large number in Pashtoon areas whereas in Baloch areas specially in Chaghi large numbers of refugees were provided NIDs) After adding all these numbers Pashtoon become 25per cent, different ethnics become 15per cent whereas Baloch remains in majority by 60per cent. Balochs and Pashtoons both are living separate in their own separate historical homelands and there is no land basis conflict in between them if one is not created. Although Pakistani media and foreign writers usually show both these nations as 50/50 in this land and more on Baloch is divided into 2 parts to convey Pakistani heart-sayings. Mr. Escobar has repeated the same felony mistake showing Balochs and Brahvis as two different nations and their language, culture and traditions different. This is such an aberrant, Baloch enemy and far from reality conspiracy which is only done by Baloch nation's enemy or someone who is not acquainted to Baloch history.
"Most of the Balochs don’t see Brahvis as Balochs" this sentence of Mr. Escobar cannot be digested by us at all. He even did not mention the source of this information. Although here it is necessary to explain that no Balochi or Brahvi speaking Personal or head ever mention this irresponsible statement that Balochs and Brahvis are two different nations.
We think we don’t have to make anyone understand that if the proofs are invalid so the decision similarly becomes a wrong and an injustice one. This is the basic point we are trying to bring under debate since long. Baloch leadership should pay attention on the issues which are going to be great threat in the near future rather than hoping anything from Pakistan. In Baluchistan there is no role of Baloch in any job, educational centers, development funds and other government facilities. Baloch has been taken out so smoothly in Pakistan's national issues. Its leadership does not know or is confused that it should leave the preparations for elections and give their time to plan some tactics for their nation's survival. On the other hand, if Washington and the world's powerful countries act under these untrue facts about Baloch and Baluchistan being published on international level, it may result very terrifying. It can be an effort done by the enemies of the Baloch Cause to spread such information about Baloch and Baluchistan and make them acceptable. To fail these efforts Baloch pro-liberation leaders have a lot of capacity. People can make decisions on your case on the social make only if the information they get are based on true facts or if changes brought on the basis of false information will only increase the tensions already present there.
By Hafeez H.A.
Source Daily Tawar..
Translated by zrombesht