The U.S. Empire Marches On:
Pakistan opposes expanded US drone attacks
Headline from Dawn.com and part of the story here. We wrote about the potential attacks in Balochistan on October 7, read the story here: “Leon Panetta, you can stop the Drone attack of Quetta before it starts. Follow your heart”
As before, the Pakistan Government and Military say they are against the U.S. Drone attacks that kill not only those targeted, but the innocent people around them at the time the Hellfire Missile hits the target. Today’s story in Dawn.com:
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan opposes expanded US drone attacks against militants on its tribal areas, as well as any strikes on Baluchistan, where Washington believes Afghan Taliban leaders are hiding, the foreign ministry said on Friday. The White House has authorised the expansion of the CIA’s drone programme in Pakistan to complement President Barack Obama’s plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, the New York Times reported, citing unnamed officials.
We have been following the “Baloch Package” that was put forward last week by the Pakistan Govenment to “take care of the Balochistan problem”. It is a set of statements of what should be done with no mechanism for doing them. The Baloch people have been held down since the formulation of Pakistan. We are Re-Posting this story of October 4, 2009:
Strange modus operandi A story about Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told newsmen on September 23 that his government would soon announce a time frame for resolving the issues relating to Balochistan. The Balochistan “problem” has been going on since 1948. Remember, soon the Pakistan Military, supported by more Drone Hellfire Missiles/bombs will be dropped on Quetta, Balochistan’s capital city. If this happens, you can count on Pakistan Government not surviving. India is licking its chops.
The Balochistan ‘package’ The Baloch people had hoped that over the past few years the central government would have come to the realisation that the conflict in their province was not merely about financial packages. Why is this important? Because the Caspian Sea Oil and Gas has to move through Balochistan to get from the Sea, through Afghanistan, then cut through Balochistan to get to India. If there is no peace there, there will be no pipeline (See Pipelineistan, Control Central Asia Oil and Gas). Take a look at this map.
We suggest you Re-Read our Post: Blood Borders: Kurdistan, Pashtunistan, Balochistan, and other Ethnic homelands divided are the problem; Britain ended its military mission in Iraq; Pakistan Poll: “U.S. greater danger than India”
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