Dare I ask you all the one million dollar question what is the difference between what is happening in Bahrain and what is happening in Libya?
Why are the US, UK, France, NATO, Lebanon and the Arab League condemning Ghadaffi but not condemning the Royal Family in Bahrain who is currently taking excessive measure against the people of Bahrain, who also want change?
Is what Ghadaffi doing any different to what the Bahraini Emir, Sheikh Hamad Ben Isa Al Khalifa is doing? Or should I say could the actions of the Bahraini Royal Family actually be more brutal than that of Ghadaffi.
We hear lots of political and media support for the powers that be to create the No-Fly-Zone in order to protect the rebel army and the citizens of Libya that want change and yet we do not hear any support for the citizens of Bahrain……..how hypocritical is that?
The leader of Bahrain arranged for the Saudi Army to come in to assist in stopping these citizens from demanding change…….yesterday we observed helicopter gunships and a very large force opening fire on the crowds in Pearl Square……how very democratic don’t you think?
We all know that the reason behind this all to do with “Geo Politics” and the protection of leaders who are user friendly to the US and the west……..it truly shows who is pro US and who is anti US……..that is why the Arab League is supporting an attack on Libya so that another US puppet can be installed and more importantly the US can get its hands on the wealth of Libya.
What I also find incredible is the fact that many of our current and past leaders have much more to answer too with their sticky fraudulent fingers and some appalling under the table weapons deals that Gordon and I have uncovered so many times. The massive fraud and illegal arms trading around the world still continues unchecked despite the fact that our local MP’s Margaret Becket, Christ Williamson and one local Councilor have been fully briefed. The Serious Fraud Squad and all political leaders and their parties have also been advised and do absolutely nothing……..so I ask again, how can we interfere in Libya on issues of democracy when we ourselves do not practice what we preach?
The other issue here bears some resemblance to that of Yemen……..we have to understand that Saudi Arabia has Yemen on one side with Shia Muslims trying to penetrate into the border region and in Bahrein we have a Shia majority wishing to take control of their country by majority vote…….that is why Saudi is extremely worried and why they are in Bahrain with their army. What I should also point out is the fact that Saudi cannot even control its border with Yemen and asked the US to intervene, assist and carry out covert operations within Yemen, using both air cover and special forces on the ground…..…..with, I might add, the full support of the leader of Yemen who is also pro US
So why is it that if we are truly concerned about the humanitarian issues and in bringing democracy to the people of Libya and yet they say and do nothing in support of the majority of citizens in Bahrain……….or maybe its because they are scared of Iran becoming a major super power in the Middle East?
Well maybe they do not get the message yet that “Iran is already a super power” and is extremely rich in resources making it a country with a very bright future and a growing strong economy.
Our two faced Prime Minster will now sit on his hands and say nothing about Bahrain as will that hypocritical lady over the pond, Hilary Clinton…….don’t you feel sick at all this two faced aggressive foreign policy?........Oh I forgot he’s too busy with his own “Big Society.”
I found the following summary on an Indian web by George Friedman
The headline said it all:
Bahrain and the Battle between Iran and Saudi Arabia
There was only one statement that I was not totally agreeable with what he said in regard to Iraq:
“A decisive moment is approaching, with the United States currently slated to withdraw the last of its forces from Iraq by the end of the year. Indeed, we are already at a point where the composition of the 50,000 troops remaining in Iraq has shifted from combat troops to training and support personnel. As it stands now, even these will all be gone by Dec. 31, 2011, provided the United States does not negotiate an extended stay. Iraq still does not have a stable government. It also does not have a military and security apparatus able to enforce the will of the government (which is hardly of one mind on anything) on the country, much less defend the country from outside forces.”
From my own many visits to Iraq and my own knowledge of the private security forces that remain within Iraq I would like to point out that it is not a total withdrawal in the real sense. Yes, I agree the military may well withdraw but no one talks about the massive increase in the private army that exists within Iraq…….some say as many as 100,000 private security operatives have taken over vital roles. It reminds me of meeting with some of them and to see a standard 4wd loaded with a massive gun in the back (behind the rear closed doors) manned by a Mr. T type character and an incredible amount of weapons and well trained operatives in the front…..such is the true situation in Iraq, so don’t be fooled by what you are led to believe. The other issue is the immense fortress of an embassy in Baghdad and the amount of military staff that are within…..this is no normal embassy believe me!!
The article did however raise some interesting aspects of the current unrest in Bahrain:
“Iran has another, more challenging strategic interest, one it has had since Biblical times. That goal is to be the dominant power in the Persian Gulf. For Tehran, this is both reasonable and attainable. Iran has the largest and most ideologically committed military of any state in the Persian Gulf region. Despite the apparent technological sophistication of the Gulf States’ militaries, they are shells. Iran’s is not. In addition to being the leading military force in the Persian Gulf, Iran has 75 million people, giving it a larger population than all other Persian Gulf states combined.”
I have always thought that up to the current time the scales have always been heavy on the side of the US and its allies with its build up of bases on Islamic soil, especially those of the US. Add to this the puppet regimes in so many of the Arab States and we can certainly see an unhealthy “Geo Political Controlling Mechanism.” In my opinion it would be a more balanced playing field if Iran was allowed to become a “Superpower” in the region to balance the scales and to give a voice to the Muslim world.
At the end of the day we in the west have always, in the main, had a free hand at building our own empires on someone else’s territory. It is time for the west to pull out totally and close all bases that currently exist on Islamic soil and allow true democracy to take its own course by letting each and every country run its own affairs and to stop fighting and start trading with them.
The report went on:
“Bahrain is the perfect example and test case. An island off the coast of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are linked by a causeway. For most purposes, Bahrain is part of Saudi Arabia . Unlike Saudi Arabia, it is not a major oil producer, but it is a banking center. It is also the home of the US 5th Fleet, and has close ties to the United States. The majority of its population is Shia, but its government is Sunni and heavily linked to Saudi Arabia. The Shiite population has not fared as well economically as Shia in other countries in the region, and tensions between the government and the public have long existed.
The toppling of the government of Bahrain by a Shiite movement would potentially embolden Shia in Saudi Arabia, who live primarily in the oil-rich northeast near Bahrain. It also would weaken the US military posture in the region. And it would demonstrate Iranian power. If the Saudis intervened in Bahrain, the Iranians would have grounds to justify their own intervention, covert or overt. Iran might also use any violent Bahraini government suppression of demonstrators to justify more open intervention. In the meantime, the United States, which has about 1,500 military personnel plus embassy staff on the ground in Bahrain, would face the choice of reinforcing or pulling its troops out.”
“The toppling of the government of Bahrain by a Shiite movement would potentially embolden Shia in Saudi Arabia, who live primarily in the oil-rich northeast near Bahrain. It also would weaken the US military posture in the region. And it would demonstrate Iranian power. If the Saudis intervened in Bahrain, the Iranians would have grounds to justify their own intervention, covert or overt. Iran might also use any violent Bahraini government suppression of demonstrators to justify more open intervention. In the meantime, the United States, which has about 1,500 military personnel plus embassy staff on the ground in Bahrain, would face the choice of reinforcing or pulling its troops out.”
Perhaps this report puts some daylight as to what hidden forces are at work here…..I myself was based in Bahrain many years ago in the military and covered the entire Persian Gulf Region……nothing has changed since those days and its always been a sort of cat and mouse game as to who controls the oil rich states…….it has always been a US controlled region and the only countries that are outside of this control is that of Iran, Syria and the divided Palestine.
It is obvious that “Uncle Sam,” with the help of the local “Super Power” (Israel,) is certainly making plans to divide and conquer those that are left…..it remains to be seen how such hamlets as Palestine will survive. Lebanon is also a big question mark as to which side of the fence it sits……clearly at the current time it is pro US.
As stated, the US, UK and EU are being very tight lipped at being too critical of the Royal Family in Bahrain and the way they are allowing the Saudi’s to control the situation. One thing for sure, if the world is truly behind democracy and in allowing the citizens to control their own destiny then what went wrong in Bahrain? Obviously it is not in the west’s best interest to allow the majority (Shia) to take over…….from my perspective it should be allowed to take its own course and for the rest of the world to stop sticking its nose into other countries affairs!!
The sooner the ordinary people in this world get to understand the working of Geo Politics the sooner they may do the same and attempt to arrest their own respective countries from the talons of the “New World Order.”
I believe that many extremely senior people and politicians are each day carrying out an act of treason and it is time we put in place a true, sincere government that represent the people who put them in power……..they are supposed to be “Civil Servants” who serve the people they represent rather than only looking after their own interests or their own hidden agendas.
Finally in closing we hear today that the US want to extend the NO-Fly-Zone into some greater action to protect the people of Libya……….so again “Big Brother” is certainly on a war footing, make no bones about it. They want to go into Libya and like any spoilt child, they may well get their way…..God forbid!!
Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 17/3/2011 www.eyreinternational.com