Skip to comments.BALOCHISTAN, THE BLOODIEST WAR YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF
Posted on 10/26/2015 9:36:31 PM PDT by Cronos
Roughly the size of Germany, it is Pakistans biggest and poorest province. And its also home to a long and bloody civil war that has been going on for decades. On one side theres the central Pakistani government. On the other are Baloch nationalists who have fought for independence since 1948. They are organized in insurgent groups with names like the Balochistan Liberation Army and the Balochistan Liberation United Front. And while the government labels the Baloch as terrorists, the Baloch accuse the army of ethnic cleansing. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies Since the start of this forsaken conflict,
11,375 people have died and thousands of others have gone missing.
The Baloch are an ethnic minority with their own language, traditions and culture. They are also present in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan but feel strongly deprived and alienated by the government in Islamabad. The intensity of the conflict has been ebbing and flowing for decades. It had slowed down after the imposition of martial law in the country in 1977, but it broke out anew in 2005 after a Baloch doctor was raped, allegedly, by a military officer. That triggered a wave violence and retaliatory attacks on both sides, including two attempted assassinations of then-President Pervez Musharraf during visits to Balochistan.
The Baloch feel no loyalty toward the central government. Pakistan has already lost Balochistan, but it wont let it go, says Burzine Waghmar from the Center for the Study of Pakistan at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Thats because despite being the poorest, most scarcely populated region of the country, it is also rich in natural resources like oil, gas and minerals and strategically valuable with three borders, access to the Arabian Sea coast and a deep-sea port.
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I'm posting this article to talk of the hypocrisy of the Islamic world when it makes out stories of "Israeli occupation of Palestine" when it has real occupation stories....
Sorry, but I have yet to see anything good come from Pakistan.
I want to be an optimist - can anyone help me? Something, anything, good, decent or positive that Pakistan contributes to the world?
It IS mohammadens killing mohammadens.
The Iranians don’t like them either because they’re mostly Sunni, and the Afghans regularly raided them for loot and slaves.
Many EU countries like to call the U.S.a Warrior Nation. If the length of wars is indicative, Pakistan has us beat many times over. What is truly amazing, is that Pakistan has had nuclear weapons for decades, and has never used them yet on a grand scale.
I think they make some pretty good carpets; jade carvings, too.
It makes the rest of India better.
“...anything, good, decent or positive that Pakistan contributes to the world?”
Pakistan was the world’s fifth largest producer of onions, according to the 2005 Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations...
But seriously, before Islam they had a diverse and storied past, including one of the leading societies of the ancient world in the Indus River Valley. In 3,000 to 2,000 BC, they were larger than Egypt or Mesopotamia, with well planned out cities (like Harrapa and Mohenjo Daro) that had excellent water and sewage systems, innovated significant technological developments, and had a unique writing system that has yet to be deciphered.
Like the Kurds, they deserve their own country. And anything that discomfits those Pakistani snakes is good.
I have an Iranian neighbor.
He is the laziest person the world has ever seen.
As a slave he would be worthless.
Is Balochistan the Pakistani Palestine?
The Punjabis are split between the Moslem Punjabis (in Pakistani Punjab), the Sikh Punjabis (in Indian Punjab) and the Hindu Punjabis (in Indian Haryana)
When they HAVE fought wars as against India in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999, they've had their a$$es handed to them...
Exactly BeauBo — they’re one of the reasons I call Islam a civilisational cancer — it destroys civilisations like the Syrian Christian, Egyptian Christian, Anatolian Christian etc. places or Zoroastrian Iran and it badly affected India until the diseased part (Pakistan and Bangladesh) was cut off.
The other way around.
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