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MANAMA, Bahrain -- Bahrain's king imposed a three-month state of emergency Tuesday and gave the country's military chief wide authority to battle a pro-democracy uprising that has threatened the ruling monarchy and drawn in forces from around the Gulf.
The martial law-style order -- read on Bahrain state TV -- comes a day after more than 1,000 Saudi-led troops arrived to help prop up the U.S.-backed regime in the first major cross-border action against the revolts that have erupted across the Arab world.
Originally posted by winston_jones
I have a suspicion that these two developments are related. I think there may have been a deal. The West will turn a blind eye to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and other highly repressive but compliant Arab client states in the repression of their own people and they will ensure that the West gets control of Libya and its oil.
Originally posted by stephinrazin
It is a crack down with nerve gas, live ammunition, and armed thugs.
Guess, the CIA and Soros will have to come up with a new strategy.