Activists – and State Department – Respond to Bahrain Twitter Action

A huge thank you to supporters of our Bahrain actions over the last few days calling on the US State Department to speak out  more forcefully on unfair military trials.

More than 16,000 people have signed our online action. Further, the response to our Twitter action was absolutely fantastic, with people not only from the US but from around the world magnifying our call (go crowd!).

The Twitter action was a first for me and I didn’t really know what to expect in terms of response or outcome. I was positively surprised with both. I decided to use a new, very useful tool called storify to track the action—and the response to it!


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92 thoughts on “Activists – and State Department – Respond to Bahrain Twitter Action

  1. I really think Bahrain is a great country the crimes of the doctors should be punished. Creating false injuries to kill people and injecting them with dossage of adrenaline rush substances is a crime against humanity and practice of medicine. As a citizen who got hurt because of the protesters. I lost 2 job oppurtunities, my mother's tailoring shop had to close and my sister couldn't go to work because oif their violence. Where is my human rights, am denied a job and a decent job because protesters drove companies to leave bahrain. All that for a pro Iranian ideological excuse? My mother worked hard to start her business at 51 years old. All because of their actions and violence, she had to close. The protesters really destroyed our country we demand our rights to live in peace!!!!

  2. Ali Khalid,

    You're nothing but a pro government agent trying to spread lies and justify the unjustifiable! You can make up all kinds of concocted lies to condemn the pro-democracy protesters, just like Gaddhafi who said people were doped and were Alqaeda agents!! Every tyrant who is clinging to power while facing popular revolt will lie like you to stay in power. However, you (and the other Arab despots) have a few problems:

    1. The facts are overwhelmingly in favor of the pro democracy protesters. Thousands of videos, pictures, and eyewitness testimonies show the unspeakable brutality of the regime and its Saudi cohorts. Why else would your vicious government hold mock military tribunals behind closed doors? They have nothing to support their lies (adrenaline injections, Iranian agenda, etc. Give me a break) so they hold trials behind closed doors and use torture to coerce "confessions"!

    2. The world is full of smart people who have compassion for the oppressed, be it Bahrainis, Libyans, Egyptians, Tunisians, or any other disenfranchised ethnic or religious group. People around the world have passed their verdict and you and your government are guilty as charged; the most brutal repression of pro-democracy demonstrations coupled with savage extrajudicial killings and widespread torture. It's undeniable, so wake up and smell the coffee.

    3. You are defending the indefensible. Your regime is a 230 year old totalitarian, absolutist monarchy which belongs in the 7th and 8th centuries, not the 21st century. Your Prime Minister has been power longer than Husni Mubarak and Gadhafi!! He's a dinosaur of a politician and the people want him in a museum, not in a position of leadership to steal even more (remember the 1 Dinar land grab?).

    This regime will fall. If not today, then tomorrow. If not, in 2 years time. So stop trying to lie here to save it. Save yourself first by staying quite.

  3. Mark Latham. Thank you for ur berfect replly its whats in every inicent bahraini mind

  4. All the pro-gov regime are liars to save their monarchs for the bribes and other sp. Facilities they are given. They are heartless and brainwashed by the Wahabis of SA aginst Shias. The hatred they have created is affecting even the Shias who still have their jobs.
    These people are inhuman and have no principles of being Muslim.
    Being an expat, I have seen both the sides and definitely disagree with their lies. The whole country with the military court, torture and other brutalities is a joke, while the US is watching this quietly. SHAME oN them and the horrible Saudis.

  5. First of all am not pro government nor pro Iran-hezbala protesters. Am part of the national unity gathering of more than 450,000 people that felt the protesters have oppressed by talking on their behalf, we decided we should stand for ourselves and children's future. We definitely don't accept the fact the protesters act as if they represent us, that is anti-democracy. We have the right to speak for ourselves. Many of the protesters follow hassan meshaima'a and Ali Salman 2 of which have announced they are pro Iranian. We are against the protesters invasion and riots at salmaniya hospital, brutal attacks on civilians and Asians, running over policemen, sectarian acts, blocking roads and invading the main business centre. As for evidence I have photos, videos and more to prove all of this. Now prove to me the 230 years of oppression! We have a parliament with elections. The government funds political societies like the ones that started the protests. Am 30 years in Bahrain and its not a utopia but where is the totalitarian regime? The parliament can amend any law or part of the constitution without the kings vito. The National Unity wants Shaikh Khalifa so you can't force us to choose by force that's not democracy. Finally, where is the occupying Saudi regime?? If you mean the GCC council forces, thank god they were here to protect us from a possible regional threat from Iran. We felt safe again.

    I think the legitimate demands were hijacked by pro Iran political groups who promoted their hidden agenda by spreading violence. They used the recent aran uprising model to cover their pro iranian political agenda. Few people fell in the trap. Now that the National Unity became a political society hopefully we will participate in the National dialogue and express what we want from the government as well as the opposition. We are against the opposition's sectarian approach. Bahraini people were never sectarian. Am glad the agenda to promote sectarianism has failed. As Bahraini people both Sunna and Shia we formed the National unity to fight any foreign intervention and express what we really want from the government. We also condemn all the violence and disobedience of opposition who are trying hard to bury our heads under sand and talk on our behalf in world media. Thank god the media stream started realizing we exist and many lies have been countered with the availability of raw evidence. We will make it through this regardless of Bahrain haters like you exist. We love our country and we will stay united. Nothing is hidden now. We thanks the opposition for pushing us to Unite and further appreciate Bahrain. Pro govs can blindly follow, opposition can continue their hatred agenda but we will guide our government through legal action and stop anyone from harming our country.

  6. Jessica, of course that is not your real name. You talk exactly like anm Iranian shia scholar. What does wahabi school of thought have to do with Bahrain? Most shia in Bahrain follow the Khomaini school of thought, which is killing sunna, taking mecca for the preparation of the savior (Al Mahdi). You speak with. Secterianism I replied with the same how does it feel now?

  7. Also another addition. Claiming to be an expat or a westerner won't help, show ur true colors. The United Nations knows about the opposition lies, the US does and even the EU. Thus, the handed over everything the King's National Dialogue. Case closed$ You want to prove something go head on in a court against government but don't talk on behalf of the majority Bahraini citizens. Protesters are a small bunch so deal with it and stop using All Bahrainis in whatever you say!!!

  8. Final comment, a blog won't help, I prefer a face to face conversation or discussion, anyone could pretend with a fake identity in a blog and assume roles. Brave enough come face me with evidence ill face u with the same and we can discuss peacefully without hatred illogical comments like you wrote above.

  9. Mr. Khalid,

    Once again, your lies and your fear-mongering campaign will get your nowhere.. 450,000 people?! Yeah right! show me one single independent, non-Arab, mainstream news agency which verifies this number!

    Thank God for independent, free-thinking, freedom-loving groups such as human rights organizations which have documented your regime's brutality and exposed its vicious repression for years. So whatever they are paying you (and they are paying too much for the cheap and futile work you do for them), it's not working and those fat Sheikhs (your Foreign Minister should be studied in a lab as your PM should be in a museum) should know that they won't be able to buy everyone, even with hundreds of millions of petro-dollars spent on lobbying firms in Washington through Ms. Nuonuo).

    As for your Iran-mongering, why not a single mention of Saudi Arabia (where women can't drive, the whole country is named after that family that "owns" it, and terrorism was born and continues to thrive).

    Once again, the facts speak for themselves. I dare you the regime to at least open the military tribunals to international observers. Tell your paymasters to let the red cross see the torture chambers and speak to the detainees.

    If doctors are persecuted for providing care to pro-democracy protesters, what has Ayat al Qermzy done? Recite a poem? Again, your false gods need to realize (I know it's hard for them to think, so I'll say it slowly) this is not pagan pre-historic Arabia. We're in the 21st century and people now have rights. Death to all the despots of the Arab world (and their little agents) and long live democracy, freedom, and the people.

  10. I really think Bahrain is a great country the crimes of the doctors should be punished. Creating false injuries to kill people and injecting them with dossage of adrenaline rush substances is a crime against humanity and practice of medicine. As a citizen who got hurt because of the protesters. I lost 2 job oppurtunities, my mother’s tailoring shop had to close and my sister couldn’t go to work because oif their violence. Where is my human rights, am denied a job and a decent job because protesters drove companies to leave bahrain. All that for a pro Iranian ideological excuse? My mother worked hard to start her business at 51 years old. All because of their actions and violence, she had to close. The protesters really destroyed our country we demand our rights to live in peace!!!!

  11. Ali Khalid,

    You’re nothing but a pro government agent trying to spread lies and justify the unjustifiable! You can make up all kinds of concocted lies to condemn the pro-democracy protesters, just like Gaddhafi who said people were doped and were Alqaeda agents!! Every tyrant who is clinging to power while facing popular revolt will lie like you to stay in power. However, you (and the other Arab despots) have a few problems:

    1. The facts are overwhelmingly in favor of the pro democracy protesters. Thousands of videos, pictures, and eyewitness testimonies show the unspeakable brutality of the regime and its Saudi cohorts. Why else would your vicious government hold mock military tribunals behind closed doors? They have nothing to support their lies (adrenaline injections, Iranian agenda, etc. Give me a break) so they hold trials behind closed doors and use torture to coerce “confessions”!

    2. The world is full of smart people who have compassion for the oppressed, be it Bahrainis, Libyans, Egyptians, Tunisians, or any other disenfranchised ethnic or religious group. People around the world have passed their verdict and you and your government are guilty as charged; the most brutal repression of pro-democracy demonstrations coupled with savage extrajudicial killings and widespread torture. It’s undeniable, so wake up and smell the coffee.

    3. You are defending the indefensible. Your regime is a 230 year old totalitarian, absolutist monarchy which belongs in the 7th and 8th centuries, not the 21st century. Your Prime Minister has been power longer than Husni Mubarak and Gadhafi!! He’s a dinosaur of a politician and the people want him in a museum, not in a position of leadership to steal even more (remember the 1 Dinar land grab?).

    This regime will fall. If not today, then tomorrow. If not, in 2 years time. So stop trying to lie here to save it. Save yourself first by staying quite.

  12. Mark Latham. Thank you for ur berfect replly its whats in every inicent bahraini mind

  13. All the pro-gov regime are liars to save their monarchs for the bribes and other sp. Facilities they are given. They are heartless and brainwashed by the Wahabis of SA aginst Shias. The hatred they have created is affecting even the Shias who still have their jobs.
    These people are inhuman and have no principles of being Muslim.
    Being an expat, I have seen both the sides and definitely disagree with their lies. The whole country with the military court, torture and other brutalities is a joke, while the US is watching this quietly. SHAME oN them and the horrible Saudis.

  14. First of all am not pro government nor pro Iran-hezbala protesters. Am part of the national unity gathering of more than 450,000 people that felt the protesters have oppressed by talking on their behalf, we decided we should stand for ourselves and children’s future. We definitely don’t accept the fact the protesters act as if they represent us, that is anti-democracy. We have the right to speak for ourselves. Many of the protesters follow hassan meshaima’a and Ali Salman 2 of which have announced they are pro Iranian. We are against the protesters invasion and riots at salmaniya hospital, brutal attacks on civilians and Asians, running over policemen, sectarian acts, blocking roads and invading the main business centre. As for evidence I have photos, videos and more to prove all of this. Now prove to me the 230 years of oppression! We have a parliament with elections. The government funds political societies like the ones that started the protests. Am 30 years in Bahrain and its not a utopia but where is the totalitarian regime? The parliament can amend any law or part of the constitution without the kings vito. The National Unity wants Shaikh Khalifa so you can’t force us to choose by force that’s not democracy. Finally, where is the occupying Saudi regime?? If you mean the GCC council forces, thank god they were here to protect us from a possible regional threat from Iran. We felt safe again.

    I think the legitimate demands were hijacked by pro Iran political groups who promoted their hidden agenda by spreading violence. They used the recent aran uprising model to cover their pro iranian political agenda. Few people fell in the trap. Now that the National Unity became a political society hopefully we will participate in the National dialogue and express what we want from the government as well as the opposition. We are against the opposition’s sectarian approach. Bahraini people were never sectarian. Am glad the agenda to promote sectarianism has failed. As Bahraini people both Sunna and Shia we formed the National unity to fight any foreign intervention and express what we really want from the government. We also condemn all the violence and disobedience of opposition who are trying hard to bury our heads under sand and talk on our behalf in world media. Thank god the media stream started realizing we exist and many lies have been countered with the availability of raw evidence. We will make it through this regardless of Bahrain haters like you exist. We love our country and we will stay united. Nothing is hidden now. We thanks the opposition for pushing us to Unite and further appreciate Bahrain. Pro govs can blindly follow, opposition can continue their hatred agenda but we will guide our government through legal action and stop anyone from harming our country.

  15. Jessica, of course that is not your real name. You talk exactly like anm Iranian shia scholar. What does wahabi school of thought have to do with Bahrain? Most shia in Bahrain follow the Khomaini school of thought, which is killing sunna, taking mecca for the preparation of the savior (Al Mahdi). You speak with. Secterianism I replied with the same how does it feel now?

  16. Also another addition. Claiming to be an expat or a westerner won’t help, show ur true colors. The United Nations knows about the opposition lies, the US does and even the EU. Thus, the handed over everything the King’s National Dialogue. Case closed$ You want to prove something go head on in a court against government but don’t talk on behalf of the majority Bahraini citizens. Protesters are a small bunch so deal with it and stop using All Bahrainis in whatever you say!!!

  17. Final comment, a blog won’t help, I prefer a face to face conversation or discussion, anyone could pretend with a fake identity in a blog and assume roles. Brave enough come face me with evidence ill face u with the same and we can discuss peacefully without hatred illogical comments like you wrote above.

  18. Bring me death certificates of people being killed and prove am being paid what your proof? Anyone with nationalisim and favours democracy over religious dictatorship is paid? I could say your paid too can't I its easy to point figures.

  19. Mr. Khalid,

    Once again, your lies and your fear-mongering campaign will get your nowhere.. 450,000 people?! Yeah right! show me one single independent, non-Arab, mainstream news agency which verifies this number!

    Thank God for independent, free-thinking, freedom-loving groups such as human rights organizations which have documented your regime’s brutality and exposed its vicious repression for years. So whatever they are paying you (and they are paying too much for the cheap and futile work you do for them), it’s not working and those fat Sheikhs (your Foreign Minister should be studied in a lab as your PM should be in a museum) should know that they won’t be able to buy everyone, even with hundreds of millions of petro-dollars spent on lobbying firms in Washington through Ms. Nuonuo).

    As for your Iran-mongering, why not a single mention of Saudi Arabia (where women can’t drive, the whole country is named after that family that “owns” it, and terrorism was born and continues to thrive).

    Once again, the facts speak for themselves. I dare you the regime to at least open the military tribunals to international observers. Tell your paymasters to let the red cross see the torture chambers and speak to the detainees.

    If doctors are persecuted for providing care to pro-democracy protesters, what has Ayat al Qermzy done? Recite a poem? Again, your false gods need to realize (I know it’s hard for them to think, so I’ll say it slowly) this is not pagan pre-historic Arabia. We’re in the 21st century and people now have rights. Death to all the despots of the Arab world (and their little agents) and long live democracy, freedom, and the people.

  20. With a 230 yr old gang ruling you and a dinosaur for a prime minister you think you have a democracy?! You really need to leave the dark ages and stop watching BH TV (I mean B.S. TV)!!

    Khalid, go take your lies and your "nationalism" to your paymasters. Trust me, you're so incompetent, they're paying you waaaay more than you deserve! Even your "ally" the USA has now listed the Khalifa mob as human rights violators. Soon even the Khalifas will abandon you when they begin to face justice.

    Just shut up and soon, you'll see the death certificates.. The ones with the names of Hamad, Khalifa, and Salman on them!

  21. Well it seems you think everyone is paid sorry but I don't have Iran to pay me. If you are brave enough come face to face with your evidence. You can't. You can't show your face, you talk behind walls. Wishing death proves your un peaceful intentions. It reminds me of the Iranian revolution that destroyed Iran and made it a poor country. People were chanting death wishes back then. I see where the ideology and resemblance come from.

  22. Khalid,

    Stop throwing around Iran's name to create a diversion from the real problem: the mafia known as the House of Khalifa; a gang of mobsters and criminals who have ruled Bahrain for over 2 centuries. You want to see me? You're going to have to travel to the Unites States where we have freedoms you've never tasted in your life and will never taste them until the Khalifas are thrown in hell! So enjoy your "democracy" while you have it.

  23. Bring me death certificates of people being killed and prove am being paid what your proof? Anyone with nationalisim and favours democracy over religious dictatorship is paid? I could say your paid too can’t I its easy to point figures.

  24. With a 230 yr old gang ruling you and a dinosaur for a prime minister you think you have a democracy?! You really need to leave the dark ages and stop watching BH TV (I mean B.S. TV)!!

    Khalid, go take your lies and your “nationalism” to your paymasters. Trust me, you’re so incompetent, they’re paying you waaaay more than you deserve! Even your “ally” the USA has now listed the Khalifa mob as human rights violators. Soon even the Khalifas will abandon you when they begin to face justice.

    Just shut up and soon, you’ll see the death certificates.. The ones with the names of Hamad, Khalifa, and Salman on them!

  25. Well it seems you think everyone is paid sorry but I don’t have Iran to pay me. If you are brave enough come face to face with your evidence. You can’t. You can’t show your face, you talk behind walls. Wishing death proves your un peaceful intentions. It reminds me of the Iranian revolution that destroyed Iran and made it a poor country. People were chanting death wishes back then. I see where the ideology and resemblance come from.

  26. I have never felt the tyranny of Al Khalifa your talking about. You should come live here to make a statement like that and see for yourself. Oh look who is talking, United States? We what about the Indians, why did you occupy their lands and kill them? Where is their freedom and rights? Invading Iraq and Afghanistan to kill so many people and suck oil, is this freedom or tyranny? Burning and killing African Americans? Practicing racism against arabs and muslims? The so many riots that have been oppressed in states….What freedom are u talking about?

  27. Khalid,

    Stop throwing around Iran’s name to create a diversion from the real problem: the mafia known as the House of Khalifa; a gang of mobsters and criminals who have ruled Bahrain for over 2 centuries. You want to see me? You’re going to have to travel to the Unites States where we have freedoms you’ve never tasted in your life and will never taste them until the Khalifas are thrown in hell! So enjoy your “democracy” while you have it.

  28. I have never felt the tyranny of Al Khalifa your talking about. You should come live here to make a statement like that and see for yourself. Oh look who is talking, United States? We what about the Indians, why did you occupy their lands and kill them? Where is their freedom and rights? Invading Iraq and Afghanistan to kill so many people and suck oil, is this freedom or tyranny? Burning and killing African Americans? Practicing racism against arabs and muslims? The so many riots that have been oppressed in states….What freedom are u talking about?

  29. Wow! You've never felt the tyranny of the Khalifa tribe? You're on their payroll and STILL you haven't felt it? I'm shocked!! And it's funny that you are now creating a diversion by using the United States.. So first, it's all about Iran, now it's the US.. What's next North Korea?!! Stop deflecting, you Khalifi slave.. Stop selling your morals and crushing your own guilty concience for the chance that they may rule, and therefore, oppress and kill for one more day.. Their days are numbered just like every other tyrant in the Arab world.. Why can't they (and you) learn from the examples of Saddam, Mubarak, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Gadhafi, Zainulabedeen, and others?!! When their day comes (and it's sooner than you think) even the US will abandon you.. Israel will abandon you (your Jewish US ambassador Ezra Nounou and the other 7 Jewish families in Bahrain will simply migrate to Israel) and the Saudi thugs will have enough problems for themselves, and you and the Khalifas will have no one.. That's when the majority population will be laughing while you face justice with disgrace, just like every other Arab country who got rid of its despot.

    Fine, so they're paying you to trash talk and defend them, but at least have some dignity and shame.. The lies and the accusations thrown around in those military tribunals will not stand a chance in the eyes of the world.

    It's not the 90's or 80's anymore where you could stop the press from covering Bahrain and put your head under the sand and expect everything to be covered up.. We the people now have tools that can bring down any despotic regime. Videos like these showing vicious cold blooded murder of peaceful protesters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwnUQcKXmMM&skipcontrinter=1) who are fired upon as soon as they chant "peaceful" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBhPSjknY-I) have been seen by millions.. Your masters' petrodollars may be able to buy your loyalty, but they can't buy the truth.

    The truth; a concept you will never understand while you drink their oil and the people's blood.

  30. Bahrain has many things: a dinosaur as their prime minister (in power for 42 years!!!), a truck as their foreign minister (he has got to be the fattest person on earth http://wonkette.com/assets/resources/2008/04/Cond… and a king with much blood on his filthy hands.. The one thing it does not have (never has in the 230 years since the khalifa tribe came to power) is freedom of thought.. When a poet is imprisoned (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iKQATjJ01EA/TfY4cHek5zI/AAAAAAAAAJc/yYHjaMs8Oxw/s350/249785_10150280868885049_565360048_9299232_5519949_n.jpg) for reading a POEM!!!!!

    Get a life… Even if you and your paymasters give nothing but death!

  31. Wow! You've never felt the tyranny of the Khalifa tribe? You're on their payroll and STILL you haven't felt it? I'm shocked!! And it's funny that you are now creating a diversion by using the United States.. So first, it's all about Iran, now it's the US.. What's next North Korea?!! Stop deflecting, you Khalifi slave.. Stop selling your morals and crushing your own guilty concience for the chance that they may rule, and therefore, oppress and kill for one more day.. Their days are numbered just like every other tyrant in the Arab world.. Why can't they (and you) learn from the examples of Saddam, Mubarak, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Gadhafi, Zainulabedeen, and others?!! When their day comes (and it's sooner than you think) even the US will abandon you.. Israel will abandon you (your Jewish US ambassador Ezra Nounou and the other 7 Jewish families in Bahrain will simply migrate to Israel) and the Saudi thugs will have enough problems for themselves, and you and the Khalifas will have no one.. That's when the majority population will be laughing while you face justice with disgrace, just like every other Arab country who got rid of its despot.

    Fine, so they're paying you to trash talk and defend them, but at least have some dignity and shame.. The lies and the accusations thrown around in those military tribunals will not stand a chance in the eyes of the world.

    It's not the 90's or 80's anymore where you could stop the press from covering Bahrain and put your head under the sand and expect everything to be covered up.. We the people now have tools that can bring down any despotic regime. Videos like these showing vicious cold blooded murder of peaceful protesters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwnUQcKXmMM&skipcontrinter=1) who are fired upon as soon as they chant "peaceful" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBhPSjknY-I) have been seen by millions.. Your masters' petrodollars may be able to buy your loyalty, but they can't buy the truth.

    The truth; a concept you will never understand while you drink their oil and the people's blood.

  32. Wow! You've never felt the tyranny of the Khalifa tribe? You're on their payroll and STILL you haven't felt it? I'm shocked!! And it's funny that you are now creating a diversion by using the United States.. So first, it's all about Iran, now it's the US.. What's next North Korea?!! Stop deflecting, you Khalifi slave.. Stop selling your morals and crushing your own guilty concience for the chance that they may rule, and therefore, oppress and kill for one more day.. Their days are numbered just like every other tyrant in the Arab world.. Why can't they (and you) learn from the examples of Saddam, Mubarak, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Gadhafi, Zainulabedeen, and others?!! When their day comes (and it's sooner than you think) even the US will abandon you.. Israel will abandon you (your Jewish US ambassador Ezra Nounou and the other 7 Jewish families in Bahrain will simply migrate to Israel) and the Saudi thugs will have enough problems for themselves, and you and the Khalifas will have no one.. That's when the majority population will be laughing while you face justice with disgrace, just like every other Arab country who got rid of its despot.

    Fine, so they're paying you to trash talk and defend them, but at least have some dignity and shame.. The lies and the accusations thrown around in those military tribunals will not stand a chance in the eyes of the world.

    It's not the 90's or 80's anymore where you could stop the press from covering Bahrain and put your head under the sand and expect everything to be covered up.. We the people now have tools that can bring down any despotic regime. Videos like these showing vicious cold blooded murder of peaceful protesters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwnUQcKXmMM&skipcontrinter=1) who are fired upon as soon as they chant "peaceful" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBhPSjknY-I) have been seen by millions.. Your masters' petrodollars may be able to buy your loyalty, but they can't buy the truth.

    The truth; a concept you will never understand while you drink their oil and the people's blood.

  33. Thank god for freedom of thought. Its my opinion take it or leave, still waiting for proof that I am paid by Al Khalifa……

  34. Bahrain has many things: a dinosaur as their prime minister (in power for 42 years!!!), a truck as their foreign minister (he has got to be the fattest person on earth http://wonkette.com/assets/resources/2008/04/Cond… and a king with much blood on his filthy hands.. The one thing it does not have (never has in the 230 years since the khalifa tribe came to power) is freedom of thought.. When a poet is imprisoned (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iKQATjJ01EA/TfY4cHek5zI/AAAAAAAAAJc/yYHjaMs8Oxw/s350/249785_10150280868885049_565360048_9299232_5519949_n.jpg) for reading a POEM!!!!!

    Get a life… Even if you and your paymasters give nothing but death!

  35. Bahrain has many things: a dinosaur as their prime minister (in power for 42 years!!!), a truck as their foreign minister (he has got to be the fattest person on earth http://wonkette.com/assets/resources/2008/04/Cond… and a king with much blood on his filthy hands.. The one thing it does not have (never has in the 230 years since the khalifa tribe came to power) is freedom of thought.. When a poet is imprisoned (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iKQATjJ01EA/TfY4cHek5zI/AAAAAAAAAJc/yYHjaMs8Oxw/s350/249785_10150280868885049_565360048_9299232_5519949_n.jpg) for reading a POEM!!!!!

    Get a life… Even if you and your paymasters give nothing but death!

  36. Emotional accusations that's what I see. If you can't Hold a logical argument or have the guts to come here and see for yourself then enjoy your self torture :)

    Contact Americans living in Bahrain and working for the base am sure they will enlighten you :)

  37. For someone who kills people in cold blood and tortures political prisoners including women, I'm not surprised that you lack any emotions.

    Oh, and about contacting Americans living there, no need, since our own State Department has just placed you alongside North Korea and Libya in the list of human rights violators.

  38. Who cares where you rank us… You rank Israel on top while they kill, rape and torture people, plus occupying palestinian lands so it doesn't make a difference. By the way any proof of the tortures? I would like to see it enlighten me

  39. So now it's about Israel?!! First it was Iran, then the US, then Israel.. I can't wait till you shift your OCD-ADC mentality to North Korea.. In fact, I think we should talk about Switzerland's human rights record.. And don't forget Greece and Nicaragua.. So long that we deflect attention away from the 'Island of Fear' (Bahrain) and its brutal and bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

    The more you talk, the more you're sinking in your own sand.. Do we want me to post more links and photos for you or are you just trying to kill time and put in the hours and get paid?

    You and your tribal mobster government have been embarrassed beyond repair in the eyes of the world community, and now increasingly your own allies (without which your vicious regime would not survive for a second in the face of the popular uprising).

    Eventually when you are abandoned by your allies your "king" and his mobster family will also fly to Jeddah and join the rising number of Arab tyrants there. When that happens, they won't care about you, and you'll be left at the mercy of those you helped torture and kill.

    Also, when you say "who cares where the US ranks" the bahraini regime, I know for a fact that you don't care.. You don't need to tell me that. I can see that you don't care what the world says when you imprison a 20 year woman for reciting a poem, and when you torture doctors for doing their job, and when you persecute %70 of the population based on your paranoid and hateful sectarian scorn. You don't care, because that is the ignorant, nomadic, tribal culture of death that you and your paymasters have possessed for years.

    But I, and hundreds of millions of freedom-loving, caring, people around the world care. And this is why you and your medieval regime will soon become extinct and will be another footnote in the shining history of the Arab awakening.

    So long.. and may the Khalifas (and their slaves) be joined in hell with Saddam and Hitler.

  40. Yes I would like links showing my accounts and proof that I am being paid do you have them?

  41. Well democracy says you can't accuse someone of something without having proof, show me

  42. This is how the Khalifa regime would present their case against people like Mr. Khalid: After detaining him for 3 months, interrogating him and torturing him, and if he's still alive by then they would try him at a military tribunal and show all the "evidence" he wants.

  43. Enlighten us we need proof people are forced to falsely confess also I need to know why protesters killed Asians??? Isn't that racism? Is that democracy?

  44. Wow! You’ve never felt the tyranny of the Khalifa tribe? You’re on their payroll and STILL you haven’t felt it? I’m shocked!! And it’s funny that you are now creating a diversion by using the United States.. So first, it’s all about Iran, now it’s the US.. What’s next North Korea?!! Stop deflecting, you Khalifi slave.. Stop selling your morals and crushing your own guilty concience for the chance that they may rule, and therefore, oppress and kill for one more day.. Their days are numbered just like every other tyrant in the Arab world.. Why can’t they (and you) learn from the examples of Saddam, Mubarak, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Gadhafi, Zainulabedeen, and others?!! When their day comes (and it’s sooner than you think) even the US will abandon you.. Israel will abandon you (your Jewish US ambassador Ezra Nounou and the other 7 Jewish families in Bahrain will simply migrate to Israel) and the Saudi thugs will have enough problems for themselves, and you and the Khalifas will have no one.. That’s when the majority population will be laughing while you face justice with disgrace, just like every other Arab country who got rid of its despot.

    Fine, so they’re paying you to trash talk and defend them, but at least have some dignity and shame.. The lies and the accusations thrown around in those military tribunals will not stand a chance in the eyes of the world.

    It’s not the 90′s or 80′s anymore where you could stop the press from covering Bahrain and put your head under the sand and expect everything to be covered up.. We the people now have tools that can bring down any despotic regime. Videos like these showing vicious cold blooded murder of peaceful protesters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwnUQcKXmMM&skipcontrinter=1) who are fired upon as soon as they chant “peaceful” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBhPSjknY-I) have been seen by millions.. Your masters’ petrodollars may be able to buy your loyalty, but they can’t buy the truth.

    The truth; a concept you will never understand while you drink their oil and the people’s blood.

  45. Thank god for freedom of thought. Its my opinion take it or leave, still waiting for proof that I am paid by Al Khalifa……

  46. Bahrain has many things: a dinosaur as their prime minister (in power for 42 years!!!), a truck as their foreign minister (he has got to be the fattest person on earth http://wonkette.com/assets/resources/2008/04/CondiandBigBoy1.jpg) and a king with much blood on his filthy hands.. The one thing it does not have (never has in the 230 years since the khalifa tribe came to power) is freedom of thought.. When a poet is imprisoned (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iKQATjJ01EA/TfY4cHek5zI/AAAAAAAAAJc/yYHjaMs8Oxw/s350/249785_10150280868885049_565360048_9299232_5519949_n.jpg) for reading a POEM!!!!!

    Get a life… Even if you and your paymasters give nothing but death!

  47. Emotional accusations that’s what I see. If you can’t Hold a logical argument or have the guts to come here and see for yourself then enjoy your self torture :)

    Contact Americans living in Bahrain and working for the base am sure they will enlighten you :)

  48. For someone who kills people in cold blood and tortures political prisoners including women, I’m not surprised that you lack any emotions.

    Oh, and about contacting Americans living there, no need, since our own State Department has just placed you alongside North Korea and Libya in the list of human rights violators.

  49. Who cares where you rank us… You rank Israel on top while they kill, rape and torture people, plus occupying palestinian lands so it doesn’t make a difference. By the way any proof of the tortures? I would like to see it enlighten me

  50. So now it’s about Israel?!! First it was Iran, then the US, then Israel.. I can’t wait till you shift your OCD-ADC mentality to North Korea.. In fact, I think we should talk about Switzerland’s human rights record.. And don’t forget Greece and Nicaragua.. So long that we deflect attention away from the ‘Island of Fear’ (Bahrain) and its brutal and bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

    The more you talk, the more you’re sinking in your own sand.. Do we want me to post more links and photos for you or are you just trying to kill time and put in the hours and get paid?

    You and your tribal mobster government have been embarrassed beyond repair in the eyes of the world community, and now increasingly your own allies (without which your vicious regime would not survive for a second in the face of the popular uprising).

    Eventually when you are abandoned by your allies your “king” and his mobster family will also fly to Jeddah and join the rising number of Arab tyrants there. When that happens, they won’t care about you, and you’ll be left at the mercy of those you helped torture and kill.

    Also, when you say “who cares where the US ranks” the bahraini regime, I know for a fact that you don’t care.. You don’t need to tell me that. I can see that you don’t care what the world says when you imprison a 20 year woman for reciting a poem, and when you torture doctors for doing their job, and when you persecute %70 of the population based on your paranoid and hateful sectarian scorn. You don’t care, because that is the ignorant, nomadic, tribal culture of death that you and your paymasters have possessed for years.

    But I, and hundreds of millions of freedom-loving, caring, people around the world care. And this is why you and your medieval regime will soon become extinct and will be another footnote in the shining history of the Arab awakening.

    So long.. and may the Khalifas (and their slaves) be joined in hell with Saddam and Hitler.

  51. Yes I would like links showing my accounts and proof that I am being paid do you have them?

  52. Well democracy says you can’t accuse someone of something without having proof, show me

  53. This is how the Khalifa regime would present their case against people like Mr. Khalid: After detaining him for 3 months, interrogating him and torturing him, and if he’s still alive by then they would try him at a military tribunal and show all the “evidence” he wants.

  54. Enlighten us we need proof people are forced to falsely confess also I need to know why protesters killed Asians??? Isn’t that racism? Is that democracy?

  55. Dear Mr Latham,

    Spirited ripostes of al Khalifa propaganda by you !

    With you all the way !

    Dear Mr Khalid,

    No use throwing "Iran" red herrings.

    Even Bahrain's US embassy doesn't buy it, as Wikileaks reveals.

    No use talking of america's Native genocide.

    Genocide in one land doesn't cancel out repression in another.

    Dear Mr Alawi,

    Even the conservative foreign media aren't talking of indians or asian expats killed anyone.

    The only organized violence here is by your Sunni minority state power, buttressed by the reactionary Saudis & the Gulf Kings' Club, unleashed upon the Shia majority of Bahrain.

    Mr Khalid, your system, its performance,its record, is on trial here, not other countries where, you're right, it's worse.

    Those other countries, rest assured, face condemnation on THEIR issues, as your sytem does on YOURS.

    & the court here aren't those of the countries you mention, but the court of world public opinion.

    A different thing altogether.

    World opinion doesn't take its cue from anyone, ultimately.

    It simply makes up its own mind.

    & it can see past all the red herrings in the end.

  56. Excuse me but where did you get the myth of Sunni minority? In the history of Bahrain we never had a sectarian consensus. Besides many Shia were given passports in the 50's the were brought from Iraq and Iran by a shia guy named Sayed Khadim Al Alawi. Currently, Waad opposition political society in Bahrain apologized to the government for the violence caused by the protesters and condemned Iranian interference. Biggest proof of thei interference is availability of all Iranian channels in Bahrain during the protester terrors. A studio of Al Alam TV was found secretly operatin in Bahrain. Iran went to united nations to file a false complaint against Bahrain. Hillary clinton announced Iranian interference with proof from phone calls. Also, the Iranian foreign minister was making announcement after announcement about Bahrain. Hezballa leader makes statements about Bahrain. All that is proof of interference. Besides, where is the proof of Saudi interference??? GCC forces were in Bahrain to protect against possible Iranian interference as the opposition them selves announced that Iram is supporting them in their speeches by Hassan Meshaima. Ali Salman, Al Wefaq political society leader said we will call in Iran to interfere. Regarding what the world thinks, Turkey, egypt, European Union, president Obama in his speech, Jordan, The Arab league and currently Waas opposition group all condemned Iranian interference. Iran has a history with Bahrain. They always threatened Bahrain by claiming the will cause Shia to commence a coup de'tat. Let's not forget Iran's attempt to take over Bahrain in 1970 before Bahrain's independence. The 1981 failure of a coup de'tat by Isa Qassim who is recently appointed by Iran as the supreme shia scholer in Bahrain. All opposition, seeking Iranian channels to report false info. Recenty also the United Nations announced that the info it got is fabricated as the have received reports with videos and footage of protesters invasion and riots in a major hospital and more crimes. The media is using the case to make money but the truth surfaced and the opposition is forced to join the National dialogue from international pressure as they don't represent the whole society. Bahraini citizens are around 600,000 and only less than 10,000 were protesting. More than 350,000 as claimed by CNN channel supported the Royal Family yet asked for legitimate demands and the interference of police to stop protesters violence. Also, there is proof the opposition established relations with many Human rights organizations and media channels for years. Explains the harsh reports on Bahrain which are bias and try to hide the protesters violence under dramatic media content. Thank god, they failed in their plan and now they are under international pressures to join the national dialogue by including all of Bahrain's society representatives. Still the want the dialogue to be unfair. By having the opposition and government only but the people of Bahrain won't let a small group run their fate. With the National Unity gathering of more than 350,000 people forming an independent political society to represent their voice – stolen by opposition claims – the opposition will find a hard time playing around with the majority. Add to that Waad poitical society that left the opposition and condemned their violence and pro iranian agenda. Waad said we support Al Khalifa family, we just wanted reforms under the kings reformation project but we never asked for protester violence and secterian acts. Thank god someone admitted they are wrong at last :)

  57. I agree with Sara. Bahrain is a peaceful country and as British in Bahrain I never liked the opposition's terrifying methods and invasion of a hospital with road blockage to my work area. It was a nightmare. Am glad the Gulf Cooperation Council forces, equivalent to Nato forces came to protect the infrastructure. Imagine Iranian troops entering Bahrain like the opposition claimed it would be a disaster. God bless Bahrain!!!!

  58. Dear Mr Latham,

    Spirited ripostes of al Khalifa propaganda by you !

    With you all the way !

    Dear Mr Khalid,

    No use throwing “Iran” red herrings.

    Even Bahrain’s US embassy doesn’t buy it, as Wikileaks reveals.

    No use talking of america’s Native genocide.

    Genocide in one land doesn’t cancel out repression in another.

    Dear Mr Alawi,

    Even the conservative foreign media aren’t talking of indians or asian expats killed anyone.

    The only organized violence here is by your Sunni minority state power, buttressed by the reactionary Saudis & the Gulf Kings’ Club, unleashed upon the Shia majority of Bahrain.

    Mr Khalid, your system, its performance,its record, is on trial here, not other countries where, you’re right, it’s worse.

    Those other countries, rest assured, face condemnation on THEIR issues, as your sytem does on YOURS.

    & the court here aren’t those of the countries you mention, but the court of world public opinion.

    A different thing altogether.

    World opinion doesn’t take its cue from anyone, ultimately.

    It simply makes up its own mind.

    & it can see past all the red herrings in the end.

  59. Excuse me but where did you get the myth of Sunni minority? In the history of Bahrain we never had a sectarian consensus. Besides many Shia were given passports in the 50′s the were brought from Iraq and Iran by a shia guy named Sayed Khadim Al Alawi. Currently, Waad opposition political society in Bahrain apologized to the government for the violence caused by the protesters and condemned Iranian interference. Biggest proof of thei interference is availability of all Iranian channels in Bahrain during the protester terrors. A studio of Al Alam TV was found secretly operatin in Bahrain. Iran went to united nations to file a false complaint against Bahrain. Hillary clinton announced Iranian interference with proof from phone calls. Also, the Iranian foreign minister was making announcement after announcement about Bahrain. Hezballa leader makes statements about Bahrain. All that is proof of interference. Besides, where is the proof of Saudi interference??? GCC forces were in Bahrain to protect against possible Iranian interference as the opposition them selves announced that Iram is supporting them in their speeches by Hassan Meshaima. Ali Salman, Al Wefaq political society leader said we will call in Iran to interfere. Regarding what the world thinks, Turkey, egypt, European Union, president Obama in his speech, Jordan, The Arab league and currently Waas opposition group all condemned Iranian interference. Iran has a history with Bahrain. They always threatened Bahrain by claiming the will cause Shia to commence a coup de’tat. Let’s not forget Iran’s attempt to take over Bahrain in 1970 before Bahrain’s independence. The 1981 failure of a coup de’tat by Isa Qassim who is recently appointed by Iran as the supreme shia scholer in Bahrain. All opposition, seeking Iranian channels to report false info. Recenty also the United Nations announced that the info it got is fabricated as the have received reports with videos and footage of protesters invasion and riots in a major hospital and more crimes. The media is using the case to make money but the truth surfaced and the opposition is forced to join the National dialogue from international pressure as they don’t represent the whole society. Bahraini citizens are around 600,000 and only less than 10,000 were protesting. More than 350,000 as claimed by CNN channel supported the Royal Family yet asked for legitimate demands and the interference of police to stop protesters violence. Also, there is proof the opposition established relations with many Human rights organizations and media channels for years. Explains the harsh reports on Bahrain which are bias and try to hide the protesters violence under dramatic media content. Thank god, they failed in their plan and now they are under international pressures to join the national dialogue by including all of Bahrain’s society representatives. Still the want the dialogue to be unfair. By having the opposition and government only but the people of Bahrain won’t let a small group run their fate. With the National Unity gathering of more than 350,000 people forming an independent political society to represent their voice – stolen by opposition claims – the opposition will find a hard time playing around with the majority. Add to that Waad poitical society that left the opposition and condemned their violence and pro iranian agenda. Waad said we support Al Khalifa family, we just wanted reforms under the kings reformation project but we never asked for protester violence and secterian acts. Thank god someone admitted they are wrong at last :)

  60. I agree with Sara. Bahrain is a peaceful country and as British in Bahrain I never liked the opposition’s terrifying methods and invasion of a hospital with road blockage to my work area. It was a nightmare. Am glad the Gulf Cooperation Council forces, equivalent to Nato forces came to protect the infrastructure. Imagine Iranian troops entering Bahrain like the opposition claimed it would be a disaster. God bless Bahrain!!!!

  61. "Martha James", you're a liar as you cannot possibly be British with such grammatical errors in your post, in addition to a sudden nationalistic tone towards Bahrain!! You're really a Brit and you agree with the imprisonment of a 20 yr old female poet for reciting a poem?! Nice try, you savage Khalifa worshippers! Cut the act and get back to the bitter reality that is coming your way; the end of the worlds last few remaining totalitarian monarchies which belong in the Dark Ages, not the 21st century.

    As for you, "Sara Jan" (or should I say "Martha James"?! Again, nice try!), thank God for freedom of speech in the rest of the world.. Thank God your nomadic tribal chiefs' petrodollars cannot buy everyone and everything.. Thank God for people who are willing to stand up for the truth.. Thanks to such people we know the truth about the massacres that took place in Bahrain and you and your leaders will be brought to justice.. If not now, sometime in the near future.

    Trying doctors and nurses for treating the injured? And in a military tribunal, no less?! Who are you trying to fool? Who the hell do you think you are?!!! Can't learn a thing or two from other tyrants and dictators who fell one after the other?? You think you're an exception to the rule?

    Wake up and smell the coffee..

    God bless Bahrain.. A free, democratic, republic, Bahrain.. Not a 12th century archaic Bahrain with a few dinosaurs for a PM and a filthy bastard for a king.

  62. Dear "A.Aavage".. Right on the money.. They've been recruiting for internet activists, it seems. The Pakistani economy is up for some major injection of cash ;-)

    Again, even if they recruit a million people from all over Baluchistan, Jordan, Yemen, and who can forget Bathists Iraqis, the truth cannot be covered up.. That's why it's called "the truth"!

  63. “Martha James”, you’re a liar as you cannot possibly be British with such grammatical errors in your post, in addition to a sudden nationalistic tone towards Bahrain!! You’re really a Brit and you agree with the imprisonment of a 20 yr old female poet for reciting a poem?! Nice try, you savage Khalifa worshippers! Cut the act and get back to the bitter reality that is coming your way; the end of the worlds last few remaining totalitarian monarchies which belong in the Dark Ages, not the 21st century.

    As for you, “Sara Jan” (or should I say “Martha James”?! Again, nice try!), thank God for freedom of speech in the rest of the world.. Thank God your nomadic tribal chiefs’ petrodollars cannot buy everyone and everything.. Thank God for people who are willing to stand up for the truth.. Thanks to such people we know the truth about the massacres that took place in Bahrain and you and your leaders will be brought to justice.. If not now, sometime in the near future.

    Trying doctors and nurses for treating the injured? And in a military tribunal, no less?! Who are you trying to fool? Who the hell do you think you are?!!! Can’t learn a thing or two from other tyrants and dictators who fell one after the other?? You think you’re an exception to the rule?

    Wake up and smell the coffee..

    God bless Bahrain.. A free, democratic, republic, Bahrain.. Not a 12th century archaic Bahrain with a few dinosaurs for a PM and a filthy bastard for a king.

  64. Dear “A.Aavage”.. Right on the money.. They’ve been recruiting for internet activists, it seems. The Pakistani economy is up for some major injection of cash ;-)

    Again, even if they recruit a million people from all over Baluchistan, Jordan, Yemen, and who can forget Bathists Iraqis, the truth cannot be covered up.. That’s why it’s called “the truth”!

  65. @ Ali Al Alawi: You want proof that people are forced to falsely confess? Read this recent report…and in case you miss it, let me make sure you read this sentence:
    “Independent human rights advocacy groups in Bahrain support Fisk’s claims, stating that these doctors and nurses are innocent, that the confessions recorded were extracted through torture, and that the government is targeting them for treating victims of government violence and sharing the story with the world. “
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2011/06/20/bahrai

    What a disgrace!!

  66. @ Ali Al Alawi: You want proof that people are forced to falsely confess? Read this recent report…and in case you miss it, let me make sure you read this sentence:
    “Independent human rights advocacy groups in Bahrain support Fisk’s claims, stating that these doctors and nurses are innocent, that the confessions recorded were extracted through torture, and that the government is targeting them for treating victims of government violence and sharing the story with the world. “
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2011/06/20/bahrai

    What a disgrace!!

  67. @ Ali Al Alawi: You want proof that people are forced to falsely confess? Read this recent report…and in case you miss it, let me make sure you read this sentence:
    “Independent human rights advocacy groups in Bahrain support Fisk’s claims, stating that these doctors and nurses are innocent, that the confessions recorded were extracted through torture, and that the government is targeting them for treating victims of government violence and sharing the story with the world. “
    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2011/06/20/bahrai

    What a disgrace!!

  68. Sorry but anyone can wright anything these days. The US announced that the Bahraini court is fair and square after attending cases and that's what matters. Besides BBC said many wrong stuff that is false. As a British BBC lost all irs credibility to me. I live here and I didn't like the protesters actions. No one could have pulled such stuff unless planned and trained. Besides Bahrain Human Righs centre never reported protester violence because they are Shia. How do I know these so called independent Human Rights groups are not siding because of sector? Didn't Nabeel Rajab use his mother's cancer for the purpose of spreading lies? He is supposed to be Human Rights activist. Al Khawaja calling Naturalized Bahrainis infidels and promotes hating them while he and his kids are naturalized in other countries. Sorry Mr. Alawi let me get this one. Court and evidence rule overall as anyone can be a Human Rights activist these days it seems. There should be criteria. Besides why is amnesty reporting specific people belonging to a specific group? What about the rest of bahraini citizens? Dead cops? Dead and Injured expats? Road blockage? Destruction of property? Seems like Amnesty is getting paid well to report just what they are told to report

  69. @ Martha James: BBC?? Where is BBC mentionned in the article? Have you actually read the article?
    And please don't play the sectarian card, as it has never been about a sectarian issue in the first place.
    By the way, the last I checked, the US put Bahrain amongst countries violating Human Rights and is actually asking Bahrain to have fair trials and more transparency!

  70. @ Ali Al Alawi: You want proof that people are forced to falsely confess? Read this recent report…and in case you miss it, let me make sure you read this sentence:
    “Independent human rights advocacy groups in Bahrain support Fisk’s claims, stating that these doctors and nurses are innocent, that the confessions recorded were extracted through torture, and that the government is targeting them for treating victims of government violence and sharing the story with the world. “

    http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2011/06/20/bahraini-governments-lawsuit-against-the-independent-unfounded/

    What a disgrace!!

  71. Sorry but anyone can wright anything these days. The US announced that the Bahraini court is fair and square after attending cases and that’s what matters. Besides BBC said many wrong stuff that is false. As a British BBC lost all irs credibility to me. I live here and I didn’t like the protesters actions. No one could have pulled such stuff unless planned and trained. Besides Bahrain Human Righs centre never reported protester violence because they are Shia. How do I know these so called independent Human Rights groups are not siding because of sector? Didn’t Nabeel Rajab use his mother’s cancer for the purpose of spreading lies? He is supposed to be Human Rights activist. Al Khawaja calling Naturalized Bahrainis infidels and promotes hating them while he and his kids are naturalized in other countries. Sorry Mr. Alawi let me get this one. Court and evidence rule overall as anyone can be a Human Rights activist these days it seems. There should be criteria. Besides why is amnesty reporting specific people belonging to a specific group? What about the rest of bahraini citizens? Dead cops? Dead and Injured expats? Road blockage? Destruction of property? Seems like Amnesty is getting paid well to report just what they are told to report

  72. @ Martha James: BBC?? Where is BBC mentionned in the article? Have you actually read the article?
    And please don’t play the sectarian card, as it has never been about a sectarian issue in the first place.
    By the way, the last I checked, the US put Bahrain amongst countries violating Human Rights and is actually asking Bahrain to have fair trials and more transparency!

  73. First of All US should be fair in treating poor black people all over and return back the US to the Indians. Oh and about Bahrain's ranking its another media conspiracy, last I checked there is no ranking officially. Oh and you expect me to believe anything that comes from the opposition after seeing videos of them faking injuries?? The Iranian Al Alam TV studion that was caught in LuLu tower? Mohammed Al Gafas production of fake injuries and videos? The stealing of blood from the blood bank once protesters invaded the hospital and used it to fake injuries injuries? All of the criminals arrested as they violated the geneva hospital laws. Justice will prevail and criminals will fall. Am sure if they would do that in Britain they would have been arrested as well. I watch videos, all expats here know the truth so don't try to convince me other wise and use the myth of people being paid, how would I know your not being paid? You seem bias and emotional to the end

  74. First of All US should be fair in treating poor black people all over and return back the US to the Indians. Oh and about Bahrain’s ranking its another media conspiracy, last I checked there is no ranking officially. Oh and you expect me to believe anything that comes from the opposition after seeing videos of them faking injuries?? The Iranian Al Alam TV studion that was caught in LuLu tower? Mohammed Al Gafas production of fake injuries and videos? The stealing of blood from the blood bank once protesters invaded the hospital and used it to fake injuries injuries? All of the criminals arrested as they violated the geneva hospital laws. Justice will prevail and criminals will fall. Am sure if they would do that in Britain they would have been arrested as well. I watch videos, all expats here know the truth so don’t try to convince me other wise and use the myth of people being paid, how would I know your not being paid? You seem bias and emotional to the end