The Tea Party members in the U.S. House of Representatives, who are angry with Pakistan for sheltering America’s No. 1 enemy Osama bin Laden, have joined hands with the genuine representatives of the Baloch people, who are now in self-exile, to help create an independent Balochistan in southwest Asia.
The Tea Party members who have openly declared support for a free Balochistan include Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Ted Poe (R-TX), Steve King (R-IA) and Michelle Bauchman. These Tea Party members have visited London for talks with te De Jure Ruler of Balochistan, Hs Royal Highness the Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Daud Ahmadzai and Baloch patriotic leader Hyrbyair Marri, son of Balochistan freedom icon Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri.
“The Khan of Kalat says he enjoys support of 55 members of the Tea Party,” a Baloch activist who knows the Khan of Kalat said.
The Khan of Kalat has always preferred Western support for an independent Balochistan. He had plans to take the issue of Balochistan to the International Court of Justice.
According to international observers, HRH Ahmadzai enjoys popular mandate of the Baloch people to seek international help and intervention in Balochistan by virtue of the September 2006 Baloch jirga, the most representative Baloch assembly. As such HRH Ahmadzai's appeal to the U.S. and N.A.T.O. to intervene in Balochistan to replace Pakistani occupation troops, who are committing crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Baloch people, will be legally binding on all states under international praxis and the U.N. mechanisms.
Last year, Rep. Rohrabacher held a hearing on Balochistan in the U.S. House of representatives and had tabled a resolution on the right to self-determination for Balochistan in the House, leading to national frenzy of protests from Pakistan.
The Obama administration is very anxious not to annoy Islamabad on the Balochistan issue and even moderate Baloch politicians like former senator Sana Baloch have been blacklisted by the State Department.
However, once the Republicans come into power after the next presidential elections, Balochistan struggle for freedom will likely receive a big boost.
Meanwhile, the American Friends of Balochistan has profusely thanked the Tea Party leaders for their support to end Pakistan's crimes against humanity and war crimes in Balochistan.