posted on Mar, 31 2007 @ 10:09 AM
Turmoil in Pakistan: Baloch vow fight for independence
Since 1947, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Land of the Pure), a military dictatorship, has been a fragile entity perpetually on the brink
of internal civil war, and constantly at loggerheads with India over contested Kashmir. It is a destabilizing factor on the Asian continent. The
recent sacking of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Justice by President Pervez Musharraf in March of 2007 is just another one of many straws weighing on the
central government’s back in Islamabad, a portent of what more is to come.
The Sunni dominant country is a nation-state in name only being held together by the force of its military and with the Machiavellian support of the
USA. It is a powder keg of conflict pitting Pakistan’s ruthless military against tribal factions in the North along Afghanistan’s border and, in
particular, against the Baloch in the South whose homeland is resource rich Balochistan.
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