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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Massacres in Bahrain still ignored by US and NATO

While the new media focuses on Libya and now Syria, they continue to ignore Bahrain. The protests there have mostly been crushed for the time being. NATO nor the US would intervene in this uprising, where the government is seen as a strong ally and the US has a military base there. Saudi Arabia actually sent troops to this country to help shoot down protesters, much as has happened in Libya and Syria. But the last two countries have not been very close to the US, especially Libya were President Barack Obama has made a priority of removing Muhammad al-Gaddafi.
Our own Voice of America has a report showing its absolute monarchy, the al-Khalifa family has made the same lies and excuses as Gaddafi has made over shooting his own people.
Here we see more hypocrisy in the Middle-east. -សតិវ អតុ

As uprisings continue in the Arab world, one Persian Gulf country - Bahrain - has seen protests demanding greater political freedoms. Bahraini authorities have used deadly force, and have reportedly rounded up and detained a number of opposition activists.  Recently, Bahrain's finance minister came to Washington, where he presented his views on the situation. 

Thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets beginning in mid-February, demanding reforms to make the kingdom's government and economy more inclusive for all citizens.

Then, on March 14, the Gulf Cooperation Council, led by Saudi Arabia, rolled a military force into Manama at the invitation of the al-Khalifas, Bahrain's ruling family.





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