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#1 Since Pakistan has indicated a semi-alliance with Iran, Balochistan figures prominently, as it is split between the two. Pakistan's contribution to the Iranian war effort might involved the Pak army entering Iranian Balochistan, so that the Iranian army there can go elsewhere, as Pakistan cleans up "the Balochi problem" that has annoyed both countries.
If Iran "wins", then Pak will give Iranian Balochistan back to them. (Of course, if Iran is devastated, the Pak will hold on to it for them, as well as its mineral wealth.)
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-14 11:20||
#2 ION DIVIDE-N-CONQUER ... ...?
* BHARAT RAKSHAK > [MEMRI.org] URDU DAILY: CHINESE MULLING TAKING OVER GILGIT BALTISTAN, PAKISTAN CONSIDERING PROPOSAL TO LEASE THE DISPUTED REGION FOR 50 YEARS.
Wel-l-l, even the Artic denotes that the next stage for China, after engaging in civic or engineering contruction [infratsructure] there, is to formally base PLA troops there.
This may NOT end well for Pakistan as while many Pakis support China as an Pak Ally + engaging in bilateral Sino-Pak cooper + development projects, THEY ARE AGZ ANY TURNOVER OF PAK = MUSLIM TERRITORY TO CHINA = NON-MUSLIMS.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-14 23:36||