i predict witzel and thapar will now 'find out' that early 'aryan tourists' (TM) sent an advance party (about 5500 years before the main 'tourism') to explore the possibilities of dentistry as an occupation for the 'tourists' who would eventually come and settle there in 1500 bce. dentistry was a major occupation of the 'aryans' of central asia and europe. when they were not admiring their blond hair and blue eyes, the 'aryans' were looking inside each other's mouths to drill small holes into bad teeth.
steve farmer will now demonstrate that the indus-sarasvati 'language' is not a language per se, but an embodiment of the primal screams of dentistry patients who did not have benefit of anesthesia.
balochistan, incidentally, is where the earliest settlements in the indus-sarasvati are to be found: at mehrgarh at the foot of the bolan pass, dated reliably to ca. 6500 bce. india does have a substantial interest in this history, but of course pakistanis dont have any history before the arab invasion of sind in 1100 ce. it's not just a humanitarian concern that india has about balochistan, it's a big part of the history of ancient india as well. we need to make a lot more noise about the human rights violations in balochistan than we have been making so far.
if balochistan's revolt leads to the unraveling of pakistan, so much the better: a fragmented pakistan will be easier for india to deal with. that would put a spoke in china's grand strategy of using gwadar to control persian gulf oil shipments as well. so we have a big stake in balochistan, and i hope india is providing substantial arms and other support to them, just as india did for ahmed shah massoud and the northern alliance in afghanistan. the enemies in both cases are the same: punjabi pakistanis.
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Date: Apr 5, 2006 11:46 PM
Subject: This might be from the Mohenjodaro/Harrapan civilization.
Could this be from the Mohenjodaro or Harrapan Civilization.