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2011-04-20 Arabia
'Bahrain police abduct 6 female teachers'
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Posted by Fred 2011-04-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [466 views ]  Top

#1 ION IRNA > BAHRAIN SLIDING INTO ABSOLUTE DICTATORSHIP, WARN TRADE UNIONS [ITUC].

and

* WAFF > IT COULD BE CATASTROPHIC.

ARTIC = Bahrain [+ Yemeni] Crisis could revive ancient War/Conflict between ARABS + PERSIANS [Iran].

* TOPIX/WORLD NEWS > BAHRAIN FM: GCC TROOPS TO REMAIN INDEFINITELY.

* SAME > ANALYSIS: NATO NEEDS ESCALATION TO BREAK LIBYA STALEMATE.

[ENERGIZER Bunny here].

* PEOPLE'S DAILY FORUM > EU ONLY NEEDS UN APPROVAL TO SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO LIBYA.

* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > LIBYAN WAR ACCELERATES [internal CPC-Govt] CHINESE DEBATE OVER FOREIGN "NON-INTERVENTION".

ARTIC = NATO's UN-approved NFZ in Libya has seriously undermined China's economic position in Libya + forces Beijing to consider options which will best protect or guarantee China's interests; LIBYAN CRISIS ILLUSTRATES THE STEADILY SHARPENING RIVALRY/COMPETITION AMONG THE WORLD'S MAJOR POWERS FOR RAW MATERIALS, MARKETS FOR GOODS-N-SERVICES, + SPHERES OF INFUENCE - UNLESS THE WORKING CLASS CAN EFFEC ABOLISH THE PROFIT SYSTEM, TENSIONS WILL LIKELY EXPAND TOWARDS DE FACTO MIL CONFLICT.

** VARIOUS CMF POSTERS > believe ...
> HONG KONG may become another "YUGOSLAVIA" [Bosnia-Herzegovina], espec as due to 250,000 Non-Chinese? Muslims in HIng Kong becom at odds wid Locals???
> "BOSNIA-STYLE" CIVIL WAR IN THE UK BY 2030???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2011-04-20 01:34||   2011-04-20 01:34|| Front Page Top

#2 There are no riots now, there is no danger to anyone.
There never were any protestors, they were always rioters. They killed several workers, tortured them and then slaughtered them then threw them in the streets.
It was horrifying. We couldn't leave our homes until this state of security was announced.
Why does everyone believe them to be peaceful? I am a woman and I remained at home, because they went to the University and attacked girls and women there. The rioters.
The police only came out to protect us.
I am from the people of Bahrain. I am safe now. That is all that matters.
Posted by Bahraini Woman  2011-04-20 04:31||   2011-04-20 04:31|| Front Page Top

#3 I am from the people of Bahrain. I am safe now. That is all that matters.

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

-- Benjamin Franklin

But perhaps I am being facile in the face of what certainly appears to be a Bahraini government propaganda attempt.
Posted by trailing wife 2011-04-20 10:41||   2011-04-20 10:41|| Front Page Top

#4 I dunno, tw. You have Bahraini government propaganda and you have Iran Press TV. I'm sure they're both putting their own spin on things.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2011-04-20 12:00||   2011-04-20 12:00|| Front Page Top

#5 I'm sure they're both putting their own spin on things.

No doubt you're correct, Ebbang Uluque6305. So we've got a desirous-of-liberty Shiite underclass vs. a status quo Sunni ruling class. There doesn't seem any way this can end well, but it will certainly keep Iran's ruling mullahs engaged until they complete their nuclear devices... at which point they're going to have to decide whether they prefer getting Jewish/Israeli or Sunni/Saudi-Pakistani nukes on the return salvo. Or am I reading this all wrong?
Posted by trailing wife 2011-04-20 13:28||   2011-04-20 13:28|| Front Page Top

#6 The only part I'm not sure about is the desirous-of-liberty part. I mean, you gotta wonder how much of this is merely a result of Mad Mullah agitation.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2011-04-20 16:03||   2011-04-20 16:03|| Front Page Top

#7 Ebbang Uluque6305, if we defined "desirous of liberty" as "we are the rulers instead of the ruled", would that suffice?
Posted by trailing wife 2011-04-20 19:47||   2011-04-20 19:47|| Front Page Top

#8 "we are the rulers instead of the ruled"

More like "we are the despots we decried".
Posted by Pappy 2011-04-20 22:32||   2011-04-20 22:32|| Front Page Top

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