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#1 Apparently, Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) is a longtime critic of Pakistan, and called for a cutoff of aid after they were found to be sheltering Osama.
Baluchistan is also home to the major, deep water port of Gwadar, built by China and both a commercial and military naval asset of high value.
It also has a lot of unexploited mineral wealth, both in Pakistan and Iran, minerals essential to both nations nuclear programs.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-17 18:01||
#2 "War of the Ports" > GWADAR-VS-CHABAHAR-VS-KARACHI-VS ...
OOOOOOOO, you just know Sweathog Vinny Barbarino is going to grab his head + scream,"I'm so-o-o-o confused"!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-17 19:04||
#3 See also DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > US CONGRESSMAN TABLES RESOLUTION CALLING FOR INDEPENDENCE FOR BALOCHISTAN.
* SAME > BILL ON BALOCHISTAN'S RIGHT TO BE FREE ON THE ANVIL IN US CONGRESS - BALTIMORE FOREIGN POLICY.
Pragmatically, as Pakistan is NUKULAAR-ARMED, IMO the Bill likely pretains to the IRAN SIDE OF BALCHISTAN.
Lest we fergit, SW IRAN including "Iranian Balochistan" region is where Iran hopes to base its future SPACEPROG [Persenauts]; + where various Internat Perts, Bloggers believe that Iran is likely to [initially] also base any LRBMS BASES [ICBM, MBM, IRBM], as well as ANTI-USN AIRCRAFT CARRIER/NAVAL ASBM BASES.
Balochistan = also means POST-2014 LAND-LOCKED AFGHANISTAN FINALLY GETS ITS OWN WARM-WATER PORT(S) INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN.
* SAME > PRESIDENT OF KYRGYZSTAN ALMAZBEK ATAMBAYEV: THERE SHOULD BE A TURKISH UNION, in the CAR = CENT ASIA REGION, espec Economically.
POSTER = One prob for Turkey's desired
"Turkish/Turkic Union" is that TAIJIKISTAN IS IRANIC, NOT TURKIC. Iran has times said it also wants its own "Union".
["TELL THE TV AUDIENCE WHAT MOSCOW SAYS TO ALL THIS BEHIND DOOR#3, JIM" here].
Not to be outdone ...
* SAME > CHINA: US BILL ON TIBET CONFUSES [historical, treaty] FACTS.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-17 22:30||
#4 Oh the Huge Manatee!
How times have changed - Myself + WHITNEY-happy Osama, etal. fought + served in Afghanistan, among other, to stop the then-USSR/Soviets from separating Balochistan from Iran + Pakistan for Soviet purposes.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-17 22:36||
#5 China will ultimately rule that ruse.
Posted by newc 2012-02-17 23:10||