Al Jazeera just aired this grim. moving documentary on the crushing of the democracy movement in Bahrain. Noteworthy how the demonstrators appeal to national unity and deny that they are pitting Shia against Sunni, while many of the security forces are foreign nationals recruited from Syria, Pakistan etc – not to mention the arrival of troops from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark (Al Jazeera, August 4, 2011)


By coincidence the same day’s Washington Post published an article which seems to condone US support for the Bahraini regime:

Why Bahrain Remains an Ally


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