Saturday 21 April 2012

Bahrain the country the MIddle East Spring Forgot

By Dark Politricks I am glad the Formula One race is taking place in Bahrain this weekend as it actually brings some focus back to one of the places the world seems to have forgotten about during the uprisings across the Middle East.

It seems that the Middle East Spring, to some people at least, only includes countries we would like to see political change occur within.

Those countries that have become less pliable and bribable or countries in which we have wanted to see other countries influence such as Russia (Syria and Iran) removed so that we can rain democracy and Western subservience from the sky like bombs over Dresden. Bahrain and Saudia Arabia have had just as bad problems as many of the other countries we have supported in the mainstream media so much over the year it is just that they are both:
  1. Allies which means we stay quiet during the suppression, killing and brutality of their governments against their people.
  2. Hold major bases for the US Empire including an important Navy base in Bahrain and Army bases in Saudi Arabia.
  3. The majority of those people fighting for their rights are Shi'ites and we don't really like them in the West. Out of the various Muslim sects they are the ones who we seem to care the least about. Plus of course Iran is Shi'ite and Iran is evil. Always remember that! Iran is evil - Iran is evil - Iran is evil - open your mind - Iran is evil.....
So actually having some focus put back on the country that the Middle East Spring forgot in the West is a good thing even if it does come at the expense of Formula One, a massive multi million pound industry that brings in huge advertisers and media coverage.

We must not forget that the reason the West is secretly arming and supporting the Syrian rebels. Various groups that include true protesters as well as al-Qaeda members, false flag specialists and terrorists apt at using social media and western gullibility to blame attacks they have committed themselves on Syrian forces are all designed at taking out a major ally of a country we really want to attack - Iran.

The last thing the US/UK/Israel axis of war want when they finally move towards attacking Iran is for Syria to join in and attack Israel from the North and West whilst Iranian rockets reign down on it from Iran as well as Hezbollah  rockets from Lebanon.

 Remember this war on Iran has been long in the planning and was supposed to occur many years back not long after we went into Iraq.

It was only the facts that the lies that that the Iraq war were based on were uncovered along with a poor strategy for Iraq after the invasion that led to a huge insurgency. Plus military fatigue through multiple tours of duty and all the political protest against the war across the world that Israel didn't get their desired war with Iran.

Therefore the US/UK/Israel axis couldn't rush in to attack Iran whilst already bogged down in two wars already and whilst surrounding Iran perfectly  from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Georgia and Afghanistan they were ill equipped to do anything about it - especially under a democratic US Presidency.

One which supposedly wanted to make the world a more peaceful place, end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and especially one in which their President had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (why?) and gave a speech in Cairo claiming a new relationship with the Islamic nations of that region.

 Even the mud hut dwelling 7th century tribalists who we call "Taliban" and "al-Qaeda" in Afghanistan have proven a harder force to defeat than a conventional ancient army like Iraq had. Vietnam showed the world that the best form of defense against big over reaching and high tech based war machines is simplicity.

There is no harder enemy to defeat than one which is led by popular resistance and who are indistinguishable from soldiers. Therefore the war with Iran has had to be planned over a longer period.

In reality we are already at war with Iran (although covertly) and all the Stuxnet viruses, assassinations on nuclear scientists, threats of nuclear war and our supporting of terrorist groups like Jundullah and the MEK have shown our hypocrisy to the world.

Whilst we designate groups who we dislike terrorists we have no problem training those who have been busy blowing up Iranian military installations and murdering Iranian civilians and soldiers.
"The attacks, which have killed five Iranian nuclear scientists since 2007 and may have destroyed a missile research and development site, have been carried out in dramatic fashion, with motorcycle-borne assailants often attaching small magnetic bombs to the exterior of the victims’ cars." -
And proof of our support of such terrorists is not hard to find as within one year we already have already found ourselves fighting two wars on the same side as our mortal enemy al-Qaeda. As Seymour Hersh said in the New Yorker in a story about the Bush administration providing MEK operatives terrorist training at secret facilities in Nevada starting in 2005:
“We did train them here, and washed them through the Energy Department because the D.O.E. owns all this land in southern Nevada,” a former senior American intelligence official told me.
“We were deploying them over long distances in the desert and mountains, and building their capacity in communications
The Iranian dissident agents received the full panoply of spook training offering by U.S. Special Forces operatives:
They got “the standard training,” he said, “in commo [communications], crypto [cryptography], small-unit tactics, and weaponry—that went on for six months…” - Global Research.
This is the same Seymour Hersh known for breaking stories such as Dick Cheney's personal team of assassins and the false flag attacks discussed to start war with Iran in the Strait of Hormuz. It seems we have no problem supporting, training and funding terrorists when it serves our own political ends such as removing Russian allies like Syria and Iran from the map.

But when it comes to attacking people like Julian Assange for trying to get two sides of the story from groups like Hezbollah who defended Lebanon successfully from an Israeli attack in 2006 they are outraged. Therefore we are left with our allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. 

Saudia Arabia who lest we forget helped to crush Bahrainian protests with Western bought military equipment including tanks, guns and rockets. As the Telegraph notes: The Armed Forces Minister, Nick Harvey, said that the UK Government could not rule out the possibility that British-trained Saudis took part in the Bahraini operation.
He said: "The Ministry of Defence has extensive and wide-ranging bilateral engagement with Saudi Arabia in support of the Government's wider foreign policy goals. The Ministry of Defence's engagement with Saudi Arabia includes training provided to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, delivered through the British mission."
"It is possible that some members of the Saudi Arabian National Guard which were deployed in Bahrain may have undertaken some training provided by the British military mission."
So not only do we crticise countries like Syria and Libya when they crack down on protesters as they are "enemies" we would love to control we also help the allied Middle Eastern countries we do control crack down on their own protesters.

 In the rush to gather up the propaganda for war with Iran. A war that will de-stabilise the whole region, possibly cause a nuclear conflict, and at the very least drive up the price of petrol and bring huge risk of terrorist response attacks to the streets of London and New York.

We seem to forget that Bahraini protesters have been dying constantly for the last year in their drive for human rights and dignity. As the BBC reports today a protester has been found dead this morning ahead of the Grand Prix.
A man has been killed in Bahrain during overnight clashes with the security forces, activists say, a day before Sunday's F1 Grand Prix.
Officials said an investigation had been launched after his body was discovered in a Shia village near the capital, Manama. Tens of thousands on Friday took part in at times violent protests demanding an end to the crackdown on dissent. On Saturday, police fired tear gas to disperse new rallies, eyewitnesses say.
The mainstream media has no problem attacking Russia for supporting Syria due to the ancient Russian naval base in Tartus but they are less adapt at criticising their own governments for blacking out the uprisings in allied nations like Bahrain and Saudi Arabia where US bases reside - unless of course a major sporting event arrives in town and brings a huge amount of press along with it.

 So today is one day that the Bahraini protesters will be heard and it will be our duty to ensure they continue to be heard.

If the Middle East Spring is really about democracy and human rights and not just about preparing the way for war with Iran then we should be helping the Bahraini's in the same way we helped Egypt and Libya and not holding double standards and revealing our governments hypocrisy to the world.

I don't hold out much hope though.

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