Brahamdagh Bugti seeks US, India help against Pakistan

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  1. nitesh

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    hmmmm interesting

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009/04/16/story_16-4-2009_pg1_8

    Brahamdagh Bugti seeks US, India help against Pakistan

    * BRP chief says military operation being carried out only in Baloch-dominated areas

    Daily Times Monitor

    LAHORE: Baloch Republican Party chief Brahamdagh Bugti has appealed to the United States and India to help Baloch people against Pakistan, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday.

    Talking to the channel, Bugti said, “We will welcome India’s help for the Baloch people.” Bugti told the channel that the military operation was being carried out only in those parts of Balochistan where the Baloch live while the areas where the Punjabis resided were “exempted”.

    He said the Baloch were fighting for their rights, adding that the cruelties perpetrated on them were never highlighted by the media, the channel said.

    “We do not recognise the Constitution of 1973. We only want freedom,” he added.

    The channel quoted him as saying that Balochistan had never been considered a part of the country and “the Baloch people have always been considered as slaves”. He said they had been ‘forced’ to put up resistance against the usurpation of their rights.

    “Isn’t it a wrong that the people of the very district from where gas is being explored have to use wood for fire while the facility of gas is available in every house in Punjab,” he said. He said no one had ever protested against the killing of the Baloch leaders and the wrong being done to the Baloch. He said the rulers wanted to take control of the resources of Balochistan by suppressing the Baloch people.
     
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    Yes, PA is very selective in quelling insurgency/extremism. It doesn't fight Islamic extremism like in Bajaur and Swat but is more than enthusiastic in fighting insurgency in Balochistan who are only demanding their fair share of rights to their resources. The recent execution of Baloch leaders by ISI tells it all.

    The inability of PA in not fighting Taliban is just an eyewash, it is just not willing to fight, that's all.
     
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    what we should do? Help or not
     
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    Help in what way nitesh?. If we do help Balochs openly doesn't that make India's actions as a showcase of hypocrisy when on the other hand we complain that Pakistan is helping the Kashmir independence movement. We should support Balochs by raising their voice in various international fora and expose the double standards of Pakistan in treating the Balochs. We should not support Balochs militarily unless we have UN mandate, which can be made possible if US is willing for its own reasons.
     
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    Even I am against the armed support but yes we should support them morally
     
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    No India should covertly support the Baloch people. If Balochistan breaks up, then the Sindhis will also rise. Pakistan will be into pieces with only Punjab remaining as Pakistan.
    That will mean we dont have a huge area to defend. The PA and ISI is Punjabi dominated. These breakaways will not have the same ill feeling as the Punjab.
     
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    Agree with DareDevil here.

    It is their internal matter though if there are human rights violations going on, we should raise them. Covert help should be given as required to keep Pakistan's focus within their borders.

    I think Pakistan will be forced to grant the tribal areas their freedom. They are a millstone around their necks and keep them primitive.

    A bonus for the world is that Pakistan will be again cut to size and won't be able to cause trouble for some decades.
     
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    A lengthy but interesting article.

    Continued....
     
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    I am not finding the link to the article now.
     
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    Interesting part here:

     
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    So there is one viewpoint (which incidentally MJ Akbar also mentioned) is that Pakistan is the buffer between is and these primitive barbarians. So may be we should help Pakistan to fight against them.

    I am personally not so sure anymore. They do act as a buffer unintentionally but they are ever willing to use these great unwashed against us, if they can. We have to take these primitives on one day.
     
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    The barbarians are at our doorstep mate. If we able to break up Baloch and Sindh, then the only Pakistan that remains will be Punjab. The north west is already lost to the Taliban. The international community can then crush these terrorists who will not find sanctuary in Balochistan where sections of these Taliban is hiding. The Balochis have nothing to do with the Pashtuns.
     
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    I agree. The Baloch are not terrorists. Even the Pushtuns are capable of great deeds like they did when they followed the "Frontier Gandhi". The "Khudai Khidmatgars" led a peaceful non-violent freedom struggle extremely valiantly.

    But they are liable to get misused as their emotions can be easily aroused by the likes of the Taliban and the Pakistani Punjabi terrorists.
     

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