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?