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Debate Rages Over US Role In Libya | Here & Now

President Obama insists the military operation in Libya serves U.S. interests, but military analyst Andrew Bacevich is skeptical of that claim. Bacevich says the mission in Libya will eventually expand to regime change regardless of intentions. And he wonders if this means we’ll go into Yemen, Syria or Bahrain next. We speak with Bacevich, who is professor of history and ...

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Patrick Cockburn: Crackdown in Bahrain | CounterPunch

The King of Bahrain has declared martial law, giving the military authority to end pro-democracy protests with the backing of 2,000 troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Some 10,000 Bahraini demonstrators marched on the Saudi embassy in the capital, Manama, yesterday to protest against the Saudi intervention, which an opposition statement said amounted to an occupation. Read ...

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Bahrain and Yemen declare war on their protesters | The Independent

Abrutal counter-revolution is sweeping through the Arabian Peninsula as Bahrain and Yemen both declare war on reform movements and ferociously try to suppress them with armed force. In Yemen police and snipers on rooftops opened fire on Friday on a mass demonstration outside the main university, killing at least 42 people. The government has since declared martial law and set ...

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Middle East Update: Brutal Crackdown in Bahrain, Rebels Down to Last Stand in Libya | AlterNet

The situation for protesters in Bahrain is worsening in the days since the royal family there called for Saudi troops to come in and help intervene with a defiant protest movement. The AP reports: Wednesday’s full-scale assault launched at dawn in Pearl Square, the center of the uprising inspired by Arab revolts in Egypt and Tunisia. Hours later, security forces ...

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Saudi Arabia: The need to change | The Guardian

The principle of dynastic rule, whether informal or formal, has been shaken as never before It is a measure of how nervous the Saudi ruling class must be as revolution laps at its front door in Bahrain and at its back door in Yemen, that King Abdullah has come home from medical treatment abroad bearing such lavish gifts. Public service ...

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The real story of Bahrain’s divided society | Tahiyya Lulu, guardian.co.uk

Bahrain’s regime has driven a wedge between Sunnis and Shias with its denial of civil rights and promotion of economic disparity Describing a pro-government demonstration in Bahrain last week, Michael Slackman wrote in the New York Times that it was an affluent crowd, very different from the mostly low-income Shia who were protesting against the government. “The air was scented ...

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Bahrain: The Social Roots of Revolt Against Another US Ally | Global Research

Many Bahrainis have witnessed huge wealth sloshing around their diminutive country of less than 600,000 indigenous people (perhaps another 300,000 are expatriates, official figures are vague). But so little of that wealth has found its way into creating jobs and decent accommodation. More than 50,000 Bahraini families are estimated to be on waiting lists for homes. Some families have been ...

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Mideast unrest: Bahrain authorities launch surprise attack on protesters in Manama | latimes.com

Reporting from Manama, Bahrain, and Amman, Jordan — Security forces in tiny but strategic Bahrain launched a brutal assault early Thursday against at least 1,000 defiant anti-government protesters, including children, camped out in tents in the capital’s Pearl Square. At least two were killed and 50 hurt. After a peaceful, festive evening, most of the protesters in Pearl Square were ...

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