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Libya to Bahrain

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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:24 AM
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I just don't understand...

We're demanding Gadhafi 'the tyrant' step down, and there be a peaceful transition to a more democratic state.... We are even willing to go to war with Libya to make this happen. And at the same time, Saudi tanks and troops are rolling into Pearl Square in Bahrain, and the only response from Obama was on Feb. 18th, saying he's 'deeply concerned'.

Why doesn't Obama demand King Abdullah or King Hamad step down in the light of violent protests? Why do we care so much about the Libyans, yet turn a blind eye on Bahrain? Rhetorical question.

We're always condemning 'oppressive leaders', and for god-knows-how-long the Saudis have been oppressing their people. The US could care less about oppressive states or the welfare of foreigners. What it comes down to is its influence & control over that oppressive state. If they don't play ball, they get the boot. As history has shown us with Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Guatemala ect.

Don't be fooled.




posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Well done BiGGz, I agree.

Gaddafi is an old enemy of ours, we have wanted to take him out for years, now we have an excuse.

We cant get involved in Bahrain cause that means fighting Saudi and we would loose access to oil, maybe after we secure Libya we might.


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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:12 AM
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This may seem a simplistic response, and it is, but I know many people from Saudi and they love their leaders.

What actually makes one call a country oppressive? Many people actually support dictatorships - If they like the leader.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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Yes but we're not talking about over throwing the Saudi leaders, just Bahrain were the people are standing up for change, and asking for their king to be removed, but the Saudi army have gone into Bahrain to protect the King.
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:32 PM
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The problem is, Bahrain is made up of a majority of Shi'a population, as is Iran (and most of Iraq). Saudi's (who are mostly sunni) are scared a pro-shi'a government will be established in the Arabian Peninsula on Bahrain, and Iran will have a puppet state right in the Saudis backyard. And the US isn't so quick to condemn the actions of the Saudis because they don't want Iran spreading its influence even more then it already has. Iran has already sabotaged the US in Iraq because of the Shi'a minority in power. And Iran has been trying to get a foothold in Egypt ever since the revolution.

Fun fact: Being that the majority of Bahrains population is shi'a, King Hamad is scared of a shi'a military coup, so he enlists men from foreign nations that are all pro-sunni. Including Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Oman, Saudi ect.
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by Alina
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What actually makes one call a country oppressive?


Sharia law?

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