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delft

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Saudi Arabia has sent forces, including tanks, to Bahrain to help protect the Monarchy from the majority of the Bahraini population. The Iranian government has already protested.
Because the Gulf is very important to world oil supply, it seems necessary to me to have a thread considering developments there.

Here is one view on these developments, from Asia Times:
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delft

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BBC World Service just said that young men in Manama are building barricades.
 

MwRYum

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Think they figured out as long as they stand firm and stern, spill blood if need be, the "Facebook revolution" will falter, Libya taught them a thing or two...
 

delft

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Here is an article in the right wing British newspaper The Daily Telegraph:
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It considers the effects of developments in both places together on the economies of especially the Western world and the
influence of those economies on developments in the Gulf.
 

delft

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Today comes the news that riot police backed-up by tanks occupied Pearl square.
 

delft

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A doctor complains on BBC World Service that Bahraini and Saudi military are in his hospital and insulting the people there.
A spokeswoman for the Bahraini goverment denies everything.
 

SampanViking

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Re: Gulf Matters

I think the difference in reporting and response to matters in Bahrain and Libya could not be more stark!

Two Arab Despots have imported foreign fighters to crush domestic opposition and yet like is not being treated as like.

Saudi Arabia calls for a no fly zone in Libya, but sends in its own ground forces to Bahrain. Neither do I hear calls for; let alone see, the freezing of the al-Khalifas overseas funds and assets or restrictions on their travel.

If anyone still believes other than that; beyond the hubris, American and European Govts have agreed to support current incumbents in the region, then they are clearly er... in DeNile!

Yes folks do reflect on the fact that the bullets currently killing and wounding the "Pro Democracy" protesters in Bahrain will have been manufactured in NATO countries, the Governments of which are remarkably quiet with regard to the spread of democracy into this small but strategic Arabian corner.
 

MwRYum

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Re: Gulf Matters

I think the difference in reporting and response to matters in Bahrain and Libya could not be more stark!

Two Arab Despots have imported foreign fighters to crush domestic opposition and yet like is not being treated as like.

Saudi Arabia calls for a no fly zone in Libya, but sends in its own ground forces to Bahrain. Neither do I hear calls for; let alone see, the freezing of the al-Khalifas overseas funds and assets or restrictions on their travel.

If anyone still believes other than that; beyond the hubris, American and European Govts have agreed to support current incumbents in the region, then they are clearly er... in DeNile!

Yes folks do reflect on the fact that the bullets currently killing and wounding the "Pro Democracy" protesters in Bahrain will have been manufactured in NATO countries, the Governments of which are remarkably quiet with regard to the spread of democracy into this small but strategic Arabian corner.
If you look for reason, just look at the current crude oil price...
 

Dolcevita

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Re: Gulf Matters

I think the difference in reporting and response to matters in Bahrain and Libya could not be more stark!

Two Arab Despots have imported foreign fighters to crush domestic opposition and yet like is not being treated as like.

Saudi Arabia calls for a no fly zone in Libya, but sends in its own ground forces to Bahrain. Neither do I hear calls for; let alone see, the freezing of the al-Khalifas overseas funds and assets or restrictions on their travel.

If anyone still believes other than that; beyond the hubris, American and European Govts have agreed to support current incumbents in the region, then they are clearly er... in DeNile!

Yes folks do reflect on the fact that the bullets currently killing and wounding the "Pro Democracy" protesters in Bahrain will have been manufactured in NATO countries, the Governments of which are remarkably quiet with regard to the spread of democracy into this small but strategic Arabian corner.
On the contrary, the US and UK continue to hasten supply of anti-riot gears to the dictatorships in Bahrain and Yemen. They had called for greater freedom but made no demands for direct democratic election.
 

bd popeye

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On the contrary, the US and UK continue to hasten supply of anti-riot gears to the dictatorships in Bahrain and Yemen. They had called for greater freedom but made no demands for direct democratic election.
Can't let you get away with that statement

I want you to post a link about the US and UK sending anti-riot gear to Bahrain. Thank you...Al-Jezera does not count..


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By the way I searched and found nothing.
 

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