CommentsHamad is a non elected tyrannical ruler. The Khalifa's stole Bahrain 200 years ago. This man is a puppet of the PM, his uncle, a hardliner. Hamad is not committed to reform, he only says he is. AlKhawaja is a human rights leader; he used to work in Denmark for Amnesty International. He is on his 74th day of hunger strike, to highlight the abuses of Hamad's tyranny. He is a political prisoner and has been horribly tortured. He should be free; the BICI report, which Hamad ACCEPTED, said Khawaja and all political prisoners should be free. As Khawaja is NOT free, and neither are any of the other political prisoners, you can see how Hamad lies. If he was totally committed to reform he would free Khawaja, and resign his self appointed situation. The Khalifa family have no understanding of shame, or human rights, They do understand torture and stealing and greed.
There are angry youth who are retaliating to extreme ongoing police violence. Understand their anger; YOU have democracy. They do not
Eventually, some people are going to lose patience with continued repression. After friends witness teargas shot directly at others' heads, and witness woman pulled and thrown as if they were chattels and witness kidnaps and torture taking place, some will use their anger in ways which escalate from blocking roads to throwing Molotovs.
Many who want democracy do not want any violence whatsoever. Consider Libya. For many weeks Gaddafi used tanks to fire on his people, who tried hiding underground. Then they had to =defend families and way back at the start they were using hot water, paint and kitchen knives. As the situation worsened, so those who were being repressed became more organised and used arms from soldiers who left the army and defected.
Consider Assad's tactics in Syria; so convinced is he that armed terrorists inhabit the towns and cities he kills as many as he can. In self defence some use violence in return; after 8 or 10 thousand are killed, what, in their place, would you do?
The situation in Bahrain is escalating. When the police at Alba roundabout recently were not as 'rough' with the pro regime as they are with the pro democracy, and are thus being used to maintain the unrest, one has to wonder if some kind of mentoring is going to be necessary for the two "sides" in Bahrain to enter real dialogue.
Posted by linda williams on 04/29 at 12:51 PM | #
The Battle for Bahrain Continues
Posted by INSS on Apr 29, 2012 at 11:25 AM
The stability of Bahrain is not guaranteed. Its current weakness plays into the hands of Iran, which wants to be seen as an actor with influence on the island.
More than a year after the “Arab spring” came to Bahrain, the fire has still not died down. Although recent days were essentially no different from those that preceded it, the Formula One Grand Prix held in the kingdom brought the uprising back to the headlines, with the royal family seeking to use the race to demonstrate business as usual, and the Shiite opposition exploiting it to win people over to its cause.More...
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