Monday, November 22, 2010

It's not what you think

I had to do a double-take when I saw this headline. But the BNP in this instance is the Balochistan National Party.

The article does not make it clear who the Balochi leader saw, but it is interesting that he went to the EU to air his grievances. If we had even the slightest grip on what was going on there, he would have an open invite to London, as settlement of the Balochi problem – if it is solvable – is one of the keys to resolving the Afghan issue.

It is a measure of our retreat from global affairs, however, that the meeting is in Brussels, where the real power resides ... and that almost no one will notice.