By Maidhc Ó Cathail
With the House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations having a hearing on human rights abuses in Balochistan, could Pakistan’s strategically located, resource-rich largest province be the next target of “humanitarian intervention”?
On the website “Big Government,” Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) recently suggested:
“Perhaps we should even consider support for a Balochistan carved out of Pakistan to diminish radical power there also.”
Last June, Andrew Breitbart, the self-described “biased journalist” who runs Big Government, spoke about his passionate attachment to a foreign country at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Summer Bash:
“I just don’t understand how an inherently decent and free people could be ‘the bad guy.’ I’m glad I’ve become a journalist, because I want to fight on behalf of the Israeli people.”
Those genuinely concerned with the interests of the United States and Pakistan need to be asking whether publishing calls for the secession of Balochistan is part of that “fight on behalf of the Israeli people.”