|Bahraini people |
If this state of affairs, this belligerent incompetence, this insensible immorality and lawlessness were not so terribly sad, it would be funny.
[What Syrians demanded that the U.S. president or secretary of state step down in the name of their notion of democracy? ]
[What is the Syrian head of state called U.S. officials barbaric (is that even civil language for a "diplomat") and what if Assad called for the overthrow of the U.S. government?]
[How can a country justify murdering defenseless people who never have and never will harm you? You can't.]
|Monarch to Monarch|
Elizabeth - Khalifah
In 1968, Britain withdrew its military forces and Sheikh Isa ibn Sulman Al Khalifah proclaimed Bahrain’s independence (August 1971). A treaty with the UK ended the British protectorate. Sheikh Īsa became Bahrain’s ruler and the country joined the United Nations and the Arab League.
|Tyrant's coat of armsAl Khalifah|
The current head of the family is Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, who became the Emir of Bahrain in 1999 and in 2002 proclaimed himself King of Bahrain.
“Six of the seven daily newspapers are pro-government and regularly describe the protests as acts of terrorism and sabotage. These include the widely read Al-Ayyam, Gulf News, which is owned by the prime minister and publishes in both Arabic and English. Bahrain’s newest daily, Al-Balad, is also close to the prime minister; and Al-Watan is infamous for its hostile depictions of all opposition to the government.”
|Protests in London|
|Bahrainis protest tyranny|
|U.S drone plane|
|Is this too much to ask?|
I don't think so.
Western officials, on the other hand, reference a “Syrian opposition” charging the Syrian government with continuous killings. And the government in Damascus blames “‘outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups’ for the unrest and insists that the violence is being orchestrated from abroad.”
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