This video is about torture in Bahrain.
From Human Rights First in the USA:
Tell Congress: Stop Rewarding Dictators with Weapons!
By Brian Dooley
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Good news! Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman James McGovern (D-MA) have stepped up and are leading the fight in Congress to stop the arms sale to Bahrain’s brutal monarchy. They introduced a joint Resolution of Disapproval in Congress that will block this sale immediately. But now your Senators and Representatives need to hear from you.
U.S. arms deal to Bahrain faces resistance: here.
Senators Praised for Action to Halt Bahrain Arms Sale: here.
Senator Casey to Clinton: Delay Bahrain Arms Sale: here.
However, the Bahrain dictatorship is attempting to profit from hysteria in the United States of America about the supposed “Mexican drug dealers-Iranian murder plot” in the USA (doubted by many political analysts).
The pro-Bahrain regime paper Gulf Daily News writes:
Bahrain slams plot to assassinate Saudi ambassador
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Is it not much wiser, before condemning anything, to make sure first that the allegations about it are true?
saying it conflicted with the ideals of Islamic teachings.
How consistent with “the ideals of Islamic teachings” is the Bahraini absolute monarchy, killing people for exercising peacefully their rights of free speech?
The kingdom pledged its total support for Saudi Arabia, considering any attempt against it as an attempt against itself.
They would say that, wouldn’t they? Considering that Saudi troops occupy Bahrain. When nazi Germany occupied France, one could also hardly expect anything but support for Hitler from the Vichy government in France then.
WikiLeaks : Saudi king urged U.S. to attack Iran (Reuters): here.
From the Asia Times:
The occupy Iran Fast and Furious plot (extended)
Oct 14, 2011
By Pepe Escobar
That Mecca of counter-revolution and hatred for the Arab Spring – also known as the House of Saud – can hardly believe their luck. It’s Christmas in October – as the United States government has just handed it the perfect gift; in the excited words of US Attorney General Eric Holder, “A deadly plot directed by factions of the Iranian government to assassinate a foreign ambassador on US soil with explosives.”
Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, former ambassador to Washington, former head of Saudi intelligence, former great buddy of Osama bin Laden, took no time to tell a conference in London, “The burden of proof and the amount of evidence in the case is overwhelming, and clearly shows official Iranian responsibility for this. This is unacceptable. Somebody in Iran will have to pay the price.”
So “Iran” – the whole country – has already been delivered to the guillotine by the Washington/Riyadh axis, even as the Justice Department’s murky Wag the Dog-style story – Operation Red Coalition (no, you can’t make that stuff up) – requires increasing suspension of disbelief.
Iran Assassination Plot Smells ‘Fishy, Fishy, Fishy’: here.
Some analysts skeptical of alleged Iranian plot: here.
The White House announced new sanctions against Iran, while Vice President Biden warned that “nothing has been taken off the table” in the US response to an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington: here.
From Chan’ad Bahraini 2.0:
An epilogue for Liliane Khalil
While fake journalist Liliane Khalil has vanished, new information suggests a connection between her and the government of Bahrain.
As you may recall, Liliane Khalil was the name of a self-proclaimed international journalist who tweeted and wrote blog posts about the unrest in Bahrain that had an uncanny similarity to the narrative being promoted the Bahraini government. After she was exposed as a hoax by Marc Owen Jones on his blog, she vowed to clear her name in the international media. Instead, she disappeared and hasn’t been heard of since.
Bahraini opposition activists vowed today to intensify their struggle for democracy in the tiny US-backed kingdom: here.
Britain: Protests spoil Bahraini Business Seminar in Manchester: here.
The Bahraini government announced last week that medical staff threatened with 15 years in prison will now be tried by a civilian court: here.
Between 2005 and 2009 the German government approved the sale of huge quantities of weapons to repressive regimes in North Africa and the Middle East despite clear policy guidelines, a new Amnesty International report says: here.
The Merkel doctrine. Tank exports to Saudi Arabia signal German policy shift: here.
Anti-arms trade campaigners have accused EU countries including Britain of hiding the extent of their weapons sales to repressive regimes: here.