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Border dispute
by Travus T. Hipp
Dec 06, 2008 | 551 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
By Woodrow
By Woodrow
I see where the elemental animosity between the Hindu and Muslim elements of the South Asia sub continent is about to overwhelm the veneer of democracy in both India and Pakistan. The crisis is triggered by the terrorist attack on India’s major city and financial hub, Mumbai, (formerly Bombay due to the mispronunciation of the British colonials). As usual, the suspects are Muslim extremists, fighting for the independence of Kashmir, a lovely land of high lakes and flowering hills, inhabited by a majority of the prophet’s faithful, but ruled by a Hindi Rajah at the time of the British division of their colonial claims by religion into Pakistan and India, with enclaves of Muslims in West Pakistan (now Bengsladesh) and Kashmir. Several wars and the armed occupation of Kashmir have made the border territory a training ground for terrorists, where young jihadi recruits are sent to get their combat experience before being deployed to Afghanistan or the tribal frontiers north of the Khyber Pass. Of the various groups fighting India’s armed rule several were founded and funded by the ISS, Pakistan’s version of our CIA, and many suspect that their sponsorship continues outside government control. One of these is the Laksar E Taiba, whch claims credit for the Mumbai attacks.

All of which is picking the fly feces out of the pepper! The basic problem remains: It’s all about borders. Borders between religious and tribal societies that spark the conflicts we define as sectarian. Whether it be Northern Ireland, Kashmir or Uganda, the problem is the same. Borders surveyed a century or more past by the British imperial map makers, many of whom had never visited the regions they were carving up. Iraq is one construct of the Queen’s troopers, led after WWI by Winston Churchill. We are now paying in American blood for the errors of that era.

To resolve a majority of the disputes around the world today a good first step would be to erase all frontiers defined by English cartographers and let the people of the territories concerned vote for their own maps and government. Give Kashmir back to the Kashmiris, leave the Paktun to rule east Afghanistan and western Pakistan. Give the Kurds back their lands on both sides of the Turkish border created at the close of the Ottoman era and eliminate Jordan while we’re at it.

And finally, erase the Canadian/U.S. border and let the tribes of North America claim back their homelands.

A simple solution to many challenges!

“Travus T. Hipp” is a 40-year veteran radio commentator with six stations in California carrying his daily version of the news and opinions. “The Poor Hippy’s Paul Harvey,” Travus is a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame, but unemployable in the Silver State due to his eclectic political views.
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