Friday, May 11, 2012
By Pepe Escobar
"Just as the Sunni al-Khalifa dynasty in Bahrain is vowing to keep arresting, tear-gassing, raiding their homes, confiscating their jobs and forcing pro-democracy protesters to live in fear, Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa is being hosted in Washington. The simple reason is, he's one of "our" bastards......
What makes it even more tragic is that these people are cowards. It would take just a single word from Clinton or Obama for the al-Khalifas to immediately stop their concerted repression, using their hardcore Sunni police force recruited from Pakistan, Syria and Yemen; release the thousands of prisoners; and rehire the thousands of workers who were laid off because they are "subversive". Here's why......"