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Why Bahrain is not Syria

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By Pepe Escobar

How poignant that the first anniversary of a true Arab pro-democracy movement in the Persian Gulf – then ruthlessly crushed – falls on February 14, when Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the West. Talk about a doomed love affair.

And how does Washington honor this tragic love story? By resuming arms sales to the repressive Sunni al-Khalifa dynasty in power in Bahrain.

So just to recap; United States President Barack Obama told Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to “step aside and allow a democratic transition to proceed immediately” while King Hamad al-Khalifa gets new toys to crack down on his subversively pro-democratic subjects.

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Posted by on February 14, 2012. Filed under Asia,Middle East,Syria,United Arab Emirates. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

One Response to Why Bahrain is not Syria

  1. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    February 15, 2012 at 4:23 am

    And why is Bahrain and Syria in Africa?

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