Probably, most Americans have never heard of Baluchistan. It is the region of Pakistan that connects Afghanistan to the Arabian Sea. That gives Baluchistan a very strategic importance re: the Afghan War and the battle for control of the oil pipelines bringing Caspian Sea oil to the world. This blog is complementary to the themes of my previous blog posted at this site.
The first link below is lengthy, but it is well worth taking the time to read. This link details an extremely important, but little-known competition going on in South-Central Asia between the West (the USA and NATO) and the Gog-Magog alliance of Russia, China and Iran. Although the link below doesn’t call it the “Gog-Magog” alliance, it refers to the Russian-Chinese-Iranian alliance as an accomplished fact. This affirms that more and more analysts are seeing that the “Gog-Magog” alliance of Russia, China and Iran had come into existence today, just as Ezekiel 38 prophesied it would in the latter days of our age.
Some of my previous blogs have noted that the U.S./NATO war in Afghanistan suffers from very vulnerable supply lines. Overland supplies are now trucked through the Khyber Pass via Pakistan into Afghanistan and these truck convoys are very vulnerable to being attacked. The USA and NATO need a more direct land route into Afghanistan. The most direct route would be via Baluchistan. As the link describes, there is a Baluchistani group called the Jundallah which is anti-Iranian and is waging a sporadic resistance effort against the Iranian Baluchistani region which is inside the borders of Iran. The Jundallah, therefore, has some potential common ground with the West, but in this region of the world, nothing is ever simple. This is where it really gets tricky. Even though the USA and NATO are leaning heavily on Pakistan to take control of its tribal region that borders Afghanistan, it would serve Western interests if a successful Baluchistani resistance movement revolted in Pakistani Baluchistan and became “independent” so it could host a western supply route into Afghanistan. The link even shows a map of how this development would change the geopolitics of the region.
However, the Afghan War supply route is only the secondary goal of a “free” Baluchistan. The primary reason why the West would like a free Baluchistan is that it would offer a western-controlled route for an oil pipeline to take oil from the Caspian Sea region to the Arabian Sea. Such a pipeline would go through (theoretically) an American- and western-dominated Afghanistan and Baluchistan. However, Russia, China, Iran and other nations have competing ideas about where these oil pipelines should be routed. The first link also has a map showing the routes that various competing oil pipelines could take. Obviously, the nations which host the pipelines will control the flow of the oil.
When I say “the West” in the above paragraphs, I mean the large western multinational corporations of the globalist governmental-corporate alliance called “Babylon the Great” in Revelation 17 and 18 (see especially Rev. 18:3). This oil pipeline competition in Central Asia is, therefore, being waged between Babylon the Great’s commercial/political empire which now dominates the western world and the Gog-Magog alliance. Because Revelation 17-18 prophesy that Babylon the Great’s globalist system will collapse in the latter days, and because this region of the world is in the global backyards of Russia, China and Iran, it argues that the Gog-Magog alliance is likely to win this competition for Caspian Sea oil. However, Babylon the Great’s interests may yet win the competition, but if they do, its victory will be inherited by the Beast power (which is prophesied to overthrow and replace the Babylon the Great system).
This whole competition is complicated by the fact that China is building a large seaport on the Baluchistani coast of Pakistan. China likely wishes for this seaport to eventually develop into a Chinese naval base to pose a threat to both India and the oil-producing region of the Mideast. The second link below describes this Chinese port in Pakistan as a source of angst to India’s security. The third link (a very recent one) reports that Pakistan’s President lauded Chinese cooperation with Pakistan in building the seaport of Gwadar and forecasted that Gwadar could become an outlet for exports from western China to the world. Pakistan and China have long been allies, united by their mutual rivalry with India. If the western/Babylon the Great alliance tries to detach Baluchistan from Pakistan, China could transport many divisions of its army troops to Baluchistan to “assist” the Pakistanis in resisting any Baluchistani resistance effort. However, India is increasingly allied to the USA and the West and India would love to see the Chinese removed from Gwadar.
I think you can see why Baluchistan could become another flashpoint in the growing rivalry between the American-led western alliance and the Gog-Magog alliance led by Russia, China and Iran.