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Brutal Bahraini State Terror

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In summer 2010, sporadic protests began. Since mid-February 2011, major ones erupted. Thousands of Bahrainis challenged repressive Al-Khalifa rule nonviolently. Anti-government demonstrations continue daily.

In mid-March, Saudi forces invaded guns blazing. With Bahraini police, they've terrorize protesters repressively, including women, children, doctors, journalists, human rights activists, and foreign observers.

On February 13, 2012, Bahrain chief of public security General Tariq Al-Hassan said police presence would continue to confront "unlawful or violent acts of sabotage" even though none whatever are committed.

Despite extreme security force brutality, Bahrainis remain scrupulously nonviolent. Nonetheless, they're brutally attacked. Minority Sunnis violate majority Shia rights. Bahrainis demand change. The monarchy yields nothing. Washington extends support.

King Hamad blames Iran for fomenting protests. So do Saudis for growing unrest in the kingdom. Heightened tensions suggest likely belligerent intervention ahead. At issue is replacing Tehran's government with a repressive pro-Western one like in Bahrain, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab League states.

Throughout the region, Washington backs state terror to achieve it. It's official policy for unchallenged regional dominance, no matter the body count, vast destruction and human misery.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed

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