Grand Prix Hypocrisy in Bahrain
Money trumps justice.
by Stephen Lendman
Al-Khalifa despots rule Bahrain repressively. Bahrainis want democratic change. In summer 2010, sporadic protests began. In mid-February last year, major ones erupted.
They continue daily nonviolently. Courageous Bahrainis brave vicious security force attacks. Saudi troops are involved. In March 2011, they entered Bahrain guns blazing.
They remain. They're terrorizing Bahraini men, women, children, doctors, other medical professionals, journalists, human rights activists, and foreign observers. So do state police.
They're beating them, arresting them, torturing them, imprisoning them, and killing them. No matter. Let the race begin.
On April 13, Formula One's (F1) governing body announced Bahrain's Grand Prix will go ahead as planned, saying: