Rep. Louie Gohmert Afghan Strategy:
Carve Out Balochistan From Pakistan
To Beat Taliban
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is losing the war in Afghanistan to the Taliban, argued Rep. Louie Gohmert after listening to
Tuesday's State of the Union address. So he proposed one way to win: create a new, friendly state within the borders of neighboring

The Texas Republican took issue with Obama's assertion that "the Taliban's momentum has been broken." He said he had just visited
Afghanistan and came away with a very different sense from talking to members of the Northern Alliance, a multiethnic confederation of
warlords and other forces who led the U.S.-backed ouster of the Taliban in 2001.

Gohmert argued that, far from being broken, the Taliban are feeling powerful enough to demand that members of the Northern Alliance
apologize before the United States leaves in 2013. "If you look at the objective facts ... they're not on the run," Gohmert said.

His solution was first to supply more arms to the Northern Alliance. But then, he said, the Afghan border with Pakistan needs to be
shored up.

"Let's talk about creating a Balochistan in the southern part of Pakistan," Gohmert told The Huffington Post, referring to a region of
Pakistan that constitutes nearly half that vital if troublesome ally.

"They love us. They'll stop the IEDs [improvised explosive devices] and all the weaponry coming into Afghanistan, and we got a shot to
win over there," said Gohmert, who accused Obama's national security advisers of giving the president bad intel on Afghanistan.

"His strategy of working from ignorance and thinking we have them on the run is no way to go through life, son," Gohmert said. "I'm
about to borrow from an 'Animal House' line, but anyway, that's no way to go through life when you're that ignorant of what's really
going on."

The White House did not answer a request for comment, and Gohmert's office did not elaborate on how the United States could even
discuss carving off Balochistan from a country that is both an ally and a nuclear power.

The United States recently has been
talking about a truce with the Taliban. Gohmert, a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee
on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, characterized such efforts as begging, backed by an offer to "let all these Taliban
murderers" go free.


  • Michael McAuliff <>

Related Link:
We thank Congressman Louie Gohmert for his support to Balochostan's independence and urge all of our members and supporters to
write or Call Congressman's office and thank him for his support.  (BSO-NA)

Congressman Louie Gohmert

2440 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515
Tel Fax
TX Toll Free (866) 535-6302

1121 ESE Loop 323, Ste 206 Tyler, TX, 75701
Tel (903) 561-6349 Fax (903) 561-7110


By Michael McAuliff