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TNN – Bahrain Revolution, Saudi Intervenes, US Ignores Abuses

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/0314/Saudi-troops-arrive-in-Bahrain-as-protests-escalate

Bahrain Revolution escalates, with Opposition majority Shiites protest against Ruling Sunni government block discrimination.

Bahrain deployed police, backed by Saudi police and government block supporters carrying guns and sticks, tried to disperse protesters, but were unable to.

The Entry of Saudi security forces to crack down on the protesters with deadly force is a complication for US policies, to say the least, since US is reluctant to criticize its oil ally dictators in the region.

(Or do the talk, but not the walk).

Long called the “Las Vegas” of the Middle East, Bahrain is home to the US 5th Fleet, as well as being a favored “sin city” type destination for the Rich Saudi’s, who are forbidden by Islamic laws at home from indulging in alcohol and prostitution, but who often vacation in Bahrain for these reasons.

Bahrain is ruled by Sunni’s who account for no more than 30% of the population, while the majority 70% Shiites are relegated to the status of 2nd class citizens.

One could only ask, where are the sanctions and no fly zones?

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  1. March 14th, 2011 at 12:02 | #1

    http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/article967183.ece/US-says-Saudi-forces-in-Bahrain-not-an-invasion

    UAE sent about 500 troops to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia sent about 1000 troops to Bahrain, to “maintain peace”.

    US has dismissed characterization of these foreign troops in Bahrain as “invasion”.

    Instead, Defense Secretary Gates has raised the spector of Iran as exploiting these protests by the Shiites.

    Why yes, Mr. Secretary, Iran probably does want to exploit it, just as US wanted to exploit the protests in Libya and even in China, but since when does that matter to “democracy”?

    Isn’t this your Ghadafi moment? When will US announce publicly that the Bahrainian and Saudi Shiites “love” their US ally dictators? Or perhaps throwing the spector of Al Qaeda for good measure?

    Somehow, I don’t think the protesters are convinced. In fact, I think Gates’ raising of Iranian spector may actually prompt the Shiites to protest harder (if indeed they are supported by the Iranians).

  2. Charles Liu
    March 14th, 2011 at 12:23 | #2

    Am I the only one that noticed the “Star Wars” reporting on Libya’s “Rebel Council“, and “Fresh/New Hope“?

  3. Charles Liu
    March 14th, 2011 at 12:26 | #3

    and “Gadaffi Strikes Badk 😎

  4. March 14th, 2011 at 13:09 | #4

    Or the “Phantom Iranian Menace”.

    “Attack of the Muslim Brotherhood”? 🙂

  5. Charles Liu
    March 14th, 2011 at 16:53 | #5

    Gadaffi Strikes Back is real; type keywords “gaddafi strike” into new.google, Google Instant will suggest “gaddafi strikes back”. Now that it’s appearant these protesters aren’t remotely peaceful, the controlled media message is they are fighting a heroic battle against the ultimate evil.

    But seriousely, why hasn’t Saudia Arabia met with violent protest? Could be the King was smart enough to bone up the stick and at the same time gave his people tens of billions of dollar in raises and social benefit? Same thing with US government, as long as Congress continue to extend unemployment benefit, Cheese Revolution will never go violent.

    When we pay our own people, they listen and stay loyal. When others pay our people, they are not loyal. This is a basic rule in the game Ages of Empires.

    I hope China heeds this and speed up development of socisl wellfare even more.

  6. juniper
    March 15th, 2011 at 17:43 | #6

    US of A is the embodiment of the Orwellian state: some are more equal than others. It’s one for me, and one for the rest.

  7. April 5th, 2011 at 04:26 | #7

    Freedom is the Last. Best hope of earth

    Bahrain golf pearl the country with a million palms it’s all gone thanks to Arab dictator, the word Bahrain resamples torture massacre death violation and the list go on. I love my country but I never called Hamid my king some so called Religious scholars stated the king is your guardian and to disobey is forbidden….king? A king is just a title.

    What the….happen? even I don’t know it’s simply a miss, before all hell broke loss the position held a press conflict stated accepting the dialog with princes Salman next morning around 6am we got our answer a Peninsula Shield to Purification Bahrain from opposition in their own words (some were wondering why we don’t trust them) I hate that we saw it coming but we didn’t even dream they would go as far as calling sectarian Military to annihilation unarmed people. Calling help to kill your own people it’s a phenomenal but we got the msg sell your soul to the west and you are judgment proof, is this the world we want to live in? A world that runs by fear and deception but whose running it….can you see where it’s heading a disaster. Peace ain’t that the dream…why the….is it still a dream you see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not? This is for dreamers out there if you can dream then you have a heart. I gotta tell you before The revolution my heart only broke twice now I lost count, I can’t do this in my own so for the first time in my life I say this word (please) just help me make them open the hospitals that’s all I am asking for even sticking a picture on a wall makes a deferent…..can you help me?

    I tasted freedom for the first time in my life at pearl roundabout Lincoln was absolutely right those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/satrawi81

    Saying my peace here bcz they arrest Bloggers and by Saturday night I might not be around J hope I can try the 3DS before that XD once a gamer always a gamer.

    #Bahrain government are beyond pissed that we are still peaceful and didn’t retaliate from the start of the revelation sure we closed a road after military attacked us twice at pearl roundabout and to make them fear attacking again we started a play a stranger come to us and say the military is at the Blocked so we march from pearl roundabout with sticks it worked they got scared, scared enough to bring a Stigma shield (it’s like a time bomb here we are just waiting for an order to let us fight back).

    #Kuwait refused sending military to butcher unarmed people, instead they tried sending a medic team just to heal and save life’s when they arrived to Bahrain they were denied entering and ordered to go back when they arrived Kuwait they told them my bad you can come back to Bahrain but spend the night at Saudi a 12hour car drive and in the morning they told them go back Kuwait…..talk about cat and mice.

    #Do you know that both UAE and KSA who entered Bahrain to save the king had there princes in Arranged marriage with the Bahrain prince….talk about saving marriage.

    # Only in Bahrain the native citizens are actually gallous from Naturalized….I dream and the Naturalized take, I dream and the Naturalized take that’s enough I will stop dreaming.

    # Jihad is simply spreading god words so in this so called open mind world why is there still people killing each other and say its jihad?

    # This have been a perfect opportunity to find out who’s simply Neutral in delivering news so stay away from bbc and cnn it’s sad that the only English channel I can advise is CBS, Do i even need to tell you google is goverment controlled ?

    # When the revolution started they told us we are the same as England stop trying to make a change we asked a journalist at one of the March he told us we elect our Prime Minister and if this many people march asking her to step down she would step down.

    #why stopped the Strike you see they brought foreign military what make you think they wouldn’t bring workers? Some might be going to work (by bus) but make no mistake we are at a strike.

    #the human right organization….more like human joke this is the perfect chance make an example and a warning to any idiot who kill his own people, is it wrong to ask for a king that would protect the protester instead of killing them.

    #End of the world is an act of god….not human, Oh no the end of the world is coming…..idiots stop waiting for the end and just enjoy now they remind me of my little bro when we go out he thinks too much at when we going back that he never enjoy the ride.

    # I don’t get it why is there Medals for killing each other? Or why is a life of a child worth more than the life of an Elderly.

    #finally you got bored with films about the Arab terrorists and not a single bad movie about Jews talk about forcing concept, some wondering is USA tax payer funding Terrorism. Hello welcome to the real world.

    #so many Objections to Guantanamo but nobody knows we have over 10 Guantanamo in Bahrain and anyone who object the king is a terrorist.

    # Imagine a world represented in one piece I believe the west is the navy and Shichibukai are the dictators finally pirates is the people that doesn’t set 10 hour behind a screen.

    # Did you know that Yemen leader had tried making himself permit king called his people terrorists and now trying to negotiate when he will step down just …..Off.

    # Yes we said down down Hamid in our march we said it to make give in not a reason to kill us. This reminds me can you all just spread (beb beb bebeb) in the car horn, it resembles down down Hamid try spreading it around the world because it’s forbidden in Bahrain XD.

    #In Quran ((If you stretch your hand to kill me I won’t stretch my hands to you to kill you, I fear Allah, Lord of the Worlds)) they are killing us here and we are Muslim what make you think they would spare you and why the whole world had to hear holy Quran was burned that guy has been nagging so much do you mind just shave him bald.

    # Only in Saudi when an earth quake or 9/11 Occurs they say you deserve it bcz you are Infidel its god worth upon you and women are still forbidden from driving car in Saudi for god sake they will shade windows and promise not to open them or get out of the car just let them be.

    # Israel has been in philistine for the last 60 years and just from there action you gotta admit Hitler had a point: I could have annihilated all the Jews, but I left some of them to let you know why I was annihilating them.

    #I just loved the 2 statement Iran made: the closer you are to israel the farther you are to Iran, It’s an insult to call telling you stop killing unarmed people interfering.

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