Hi, I'm from Bahrain, I created this thread to share the information I have on the situation in Bahrain, as well as get expert opinion on the
situation, as well as discuss the situation with everyone.
a little history, in 1979, Al Khalifa Family moved to Bahrain, they were originally from Kuwait, in 1820, The Al Khalifas gained power, & entered a
treaty relationship with Britain, & they were then named The Rulers of Bahrain,
the Uprising in the 90s was between 1994 & 1999, the goal was for democratic changes, as it was the first movement in the Arab World where Leftists,
Liberals, & Islamists worked together.
the main objective of the uprising was the reinstatement of the 1973 constitution, as well as freedom of speech & respecting the human rights in
The Uprising ended after Hamad bin Isa became the Emir of Bahrain (later, King) following his father's death, when he promised reforms, including a
Wow, that picture showing all the tents looks real pretty. Like a huge funfair, all the bright lights and rides.
I bet there was a great atmoshphere, a moment to write about in history I think. Did you go to it?
I think there should be more uprisings all around the world so we can all get a chance to go and pitch our tents up.
yeah, me & probably everyone in Bahrain was there, it was a very fun experience before the government decided to massacre the people. there was food,
there was mike time, people shared their views, people read poetry...etc, gatherings now are more of "quickies" where the whole protests go by very
quickly to avoid being arrested/beaten/killed.
Thats an horrible thing for a King to do to his people. No wise leader should do such a thing. Is that what caused the uprising? Sometimes I guess it
only takes one more straw to break the camels back. This is an old piece of wisdom, I hope it makes sense. Peace.
the uprisings were for a new constitution, equality, free speech...etc, The King decided he doesn't want THAT, so he decided to kill those people,
frame them, torture them...etc.
he had nothing to lose, nobody spoke firmly against him & his ways.
What I dont get is, why bother framing people when you can just go ahead and kill them? Everyone must know that they have been fitted up, so why go to
all the bother? No need to find an excuse really if the King already has absolute power. Stalin didnt need to frame people, he just killed them, same
with Hitler, Polpot and loads of other dictators. Thats what I dont get anyway.
when they started killing people without bothering framing anybody, the only independent newspaper in the country "Al Wasat" started talking about
how relentless & brutal the government is, external media caught up, & the government was heavily criticized, of course the government then framed the
Editor-in-Chief of that newspaper, he was then dismissed, & now the newspaper is run by the government as well.
I guess the King just cares about his image, & he probably doesn't want to end up like Hosni Mubarak, people aren't stupid anyway, & various Human
Rights organizations know that people were being arrested for bogus charges.
recently, The King decided to sue Robert Fisk, a reporter from the UK, for expressing his opinion, I don't think they have a case at all.
I've been reading you updates through out: Although as of this time I have no information to add or no comment to make(I have made many others in
other threads regarding Bahrain), I just want to say thankyou for informing us personally with what you have seen and heard. The more context we have
the easier it will be for us to understand this anti-government protest.
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