It fully supports its regional ally. Double standard duplicity "cost(s) America its credibility across the region." It's understood that "if you are an ally of America, then you can get away" with murder and other human rights abuses.
Al Khalifa despots believe they have international immunity. They commit "widespread human rights violations." They conduct business as usual.
They buy arms and negotiate lucrative deals. They govern with impunity. Bahrain's best languish in prison. Change remains a distant hope.
Bahrainis struggle courageously anyway. Freedom is too important to sacrifice. It's outrageous "that America continues to back a regime" it should condemn. It's official US policy.
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