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Saudi troops enter Bahrain to help crush the protests

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Fidel
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Paul Dewar,NDP @tweetcommunes wrote:
"Gov's statement on Bahrain is too weak. Time for Canada to demand an end to the violent crackdown of the peaceful protesters."


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Fidel wrote:

Paul Dewar,NDP @tweetcommunes wrote:
"Gov's statement on Bahrain is too weak. Time for Canada to demand an end to the violent crackdown of the peaceful protesters."

Bullshit, Fidel. This little fraud applauds the bombing of Tripoli, and wants Harper to "DEMAND" (wow!) something or other about Bahrain.

Canada sells fucking weapons to Saudi Arabia, which are being used to murder those peaceful demonstrators. How about "DEMANDING" that Canada stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia! Oh, no sir, don't mind me, I'm just little Paul!!

How about "DEMANDING" a no-fly zone over Bahrain? Or "DEMANDING" that the U.N. Security Council authorize "any means necessary to protect civilians"? Oh wait, no, Obama and Harper and Cameron and Sarkozy haven't approved that yet, sorry, what the hell am I thinking of. Don't mind me, I'm just Paul.

What a shithead he is. Please don't give him any unwarranted publicity. He is not our ally.

 

 


Fidel
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I apologize for interrupting your rabid anti-4th party rhetoric as usual. It seems to be a theme in every second thread lately. You'd think there was an election in the air or something.

Maybe our corrupt stoogeaucracy in Ottawa will be able to put a grab on the much coveted phony-baloney majority this time around. You never know with our wonky electoral system.


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Fidel wrote:

I apologize for interrupting your rabid anti-4th party rhetoric as usual.

Unlike you (unfortunately), I judge individuals by the stand they take. Not the ranking of the party whose name they brandish.

Paul Dewar has taken the stands I listed above. He is our enemy (yours and mine), based on those stands. He is not a confused little puppy. I condemn him, and so should you. The NDP needs to lose people like him and keep people like Svend Robinson. That won't happen if people of conscience keep their mouths shut and attack other people of conscience instead.

Paul Dewar doesn't give a damn about the people fighting in Bahrain. That's the worst part of it. Otherwise, he might at least suggest that we should stop selling arms to their murderers. Why hasn't he suggested that? Because he's a swine.

 


Fidel
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Paul Dewar doesn't give a damn about the people fighting in Bahrain. That's the worst part of it. Otherwise, he might at least suggest that we should stop selling arms to their murderers. Why hasn't he suggested that? Because he's a swine.

I didn't say that Dewar is calling for an end to US imperialism in Africa, the Middle East, or even Latin America.

All I did was quote him suggesting that our corrupt stooges in Ottawa should examine their lack of any federal policy whatsoever for being just a teensy bit more selective concerning which countries Canadian-made weapons are sold and shipped to,  like Saudi Arabia with the big military budgets and participating in hard line crackdowns on pro democracy demonstrations in Bahrain.

If you think Dewar is not being straightforward about our corrupt stooges in the phony minority Tory government in Ottawa and propped up by the Liberal Party of bananda since 2006, then just say so. There is really no need to beat around the bush.


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Fidel wrote:

Paul Dewar,NDP @tweetcommunes wrote:
"Gov's statement on Bahrain is too weak. Time for Canada to demand an end to the violent crackdown of the peaceful protesters."

This sounds to me like calling for a military invasion.  Not really sure what it is about Dewar's statement that you're trying to promote Fidel.


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wage zombie wrote:

Fidel wrote:

Paul Dewar,NDP @tweetcommunes wrote:
"Gov's statement on Bahrain is too weak. Time for Canada to demand an end to the violent crackdown of the peaceful protesters."

This sounds to me like calling for a military invasion.  Not really sure what it is about Dewar's statement that you're trying to promote Fidel.

Yes, it's not so obvious from what Dewar says. I think it's code for what he and his party are obviously planning to do - invade Bahrain themselves and orchestrate a violent crackdown against ungrateful Bahrainis shirking their duties as economic serfs in yet another US/Ottawa-backed free market paradise. And our corrupt stooges at the helm in Ottawa are likely behind this covert pro democracy maneuvering with the NDP playing a bit role we can be sure. It's a conspiracy no less. Good eye for what it is, wage zombie.


wage zombie
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Is my sarcasm meter broken?


M. Spector
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Ralph Schoenman wrote:

People in Bahrain feel they have been abandoned. No single government has spoken out against the brutal repression, the kidnapping and murder of medical personnel, the occupation of hospitals and medical facilities, the continuous reign of terror against an unarmed populace demonstrating peacefully for democratic rights.

With the important exception of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, the voices of global organizations have been largely muted - notably that of the International Committee of the Red Cross - let alone those of the country-selling regimes that inhabit such bodies as the United Nations, the latter a continuing instrument of imperial conquest in the service of plunder.

Bahrainis take note that the government of Iran, invoked by the Saudis as a pretext for their occupation, is itself the prime target of the U.S Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain but has been relatively mute about the slaughter and repression of the population or of the pogrom visited upon the majority Shia inhabitants.

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'Bahrain Enlisting Pakistani Forces'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/172492.html

"Bahrain is reportedly recruiting former Pakistan troopers and anti-riot experts to aid in the crackdown on anti-government protesters. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights has voiced 'deep concern over the recruitment of foreign mercenaries' saying it would lead to growing hostility toward foreign nationals, especially Pakistanis..

Bahraini Forces Destroy Shia Mausoleum

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/172434.html

"Amid the growing crackdown in Bahrain, forces backed by Saudi Arabian troops have destroyed the mausoleum of prominent Shia leader Abdul Hamid al-Jamri. The forces took away the dome of the mausoleum on Thursday. Bahraini forces had earlier pulled down the monument on Pearl Square in the capital city of Manama. According to reporters at least 24 people have been killed and about 1,000 others injured during the government sanctioned violence.."


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'50 Bahraini Activists Arrested Overnight'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/172551.html

"Bahraini opposition groups say the Manama regime has arrested 50 activists overnight, just before the massive Friday anti-government protests in the country.."


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'US Orders Saudi Invasion of Bahrain'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/172837.html

"The United States has ordered Saudi Arabia's invasion of Bahrain, says an analyst, as the Persian Gulf country is engulfed by anti-government protests. 'The Bahraini rulers are maniac killers and they brought in another lot of killers, the Saudis. Behind this fascism is the USA.."

'Bahrain's Independence Questionable'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/172966.html (and vid)

"Bahrain's agitated situation has intensified as the regime of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's brutal crackdown on the opposition has claimed the life of a protester in detention. Press TV interviewed Khaled - el - Shami, political observer who shared his comments...."


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Bahrain Kills Youth Removes Organs

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/173146.html

"Since the US invasion of Bahrain by Saudi forces, the bodies of protesters killed in the clashes are being returned to their families, albeit with various organs missing. In an interview with Press TV, Ralph Schoenman discusses the events taking place in Bahrain. He also touches on the planned Yemen revolution. The following is a transcript of the interview.."


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Two Bahraini Shia activists who were detained after weeks of anti-government protests have died in police custody.

The interior ministry said Ali Issa Saqer, 31, had died when guards tried to restrain him for "causing chaos".

Another detainee, Zakaraya Rashed Hassan, 40, had died of sickle cell disease, the ministry added. It was the second such death in a week.

Several Shia activists have complained of being tortured while in custody. The government denies the allegations

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13033288


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'Anger of Bahraini People could Explode'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/175905.html

"The main Bahraini opposition group says the government is pursuing a campaign of revenge and purge on anti-regime protesters, warning about the angry people's response. Analysts blame the international community for falling short of adequate measures against the ruling Al Khalifa royal family.."

Bahraini Forces Rape, Kill Female Poet

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/175790.html

"A female Bahraini poet who has composed anti-government poems has been killed after being arrested and raped by Manama forces.."


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Al Jazeera Beirut Bureau Chief Resigns

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/176278.html

Ghassan Ben Jeddo - Al Jazeera has turned into 'a propaganda outlet'

wow honest journalist admits truth - if only the corrupt know-nothings at CBC would admit the obvious here..


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Video Exposes More Brutality in Bahrain (and vid)

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/177701.html

"...newly released video footage has shed more light on the extent of violence used during the Saudi-backed crackdown against the peaceful demonstraters in Bahrain. The video showed Bahraini police officers firing randomly at residential buildlings and attacking women with teargas.."

no complaint from the UN here..


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Bahrain Denies Abuse of Schoolgirls (and vid)

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/05/20115112239574412.html

"...Officials deny Al Jazeera's report that police raided girls' schools and beat them.."


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Bahrain Crackdown (and vid)

http://www.presstv.ir/Program/203418.html

"The Bahraini kingdom continues its crackdown on its people despite international condemnation. There is clear injustice being done against the protesters in Bahrain. Why was this issue not a major issue spoken of at the UN? Has the Saudi kingdom put pressure on other Arab nations not to raise this issue..?"


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Deadly protests mar Bahrain Grand Prix

Al Jazeera wrote:
But regardless of how Salah died, the claim of many Shia protesters that Formula One is racing on their blood becomes harder to argue against.

Bahrain's crown prince took a tour of the F1 paddock on Friday, and insisted the event would go ahead.

According to Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa "political parties across the whole spectrum, both conservative and opposition, have welcomed the race." Cancelling it, he said, would only empower "extremists".

Almost anywhere you go in Bahrain this weekend, the official message looks down at you from billboards and hoardings: the word "Unified", with the F1 logo making up the "f" and the "i" of that slogan.

But other sights belie the branding.

Razor wire has been laid out around many of Manama's satellite Shia villages, scorch marks on the roads are evidence of nights of violent clashes, and armed police are everywhere....

 

Further protests from Bahrain's restive Shia population are planned this weekend, including one near the Sakhir race track on Sunday.

Violence will almost certainly accompany them. Bernie Ecclestone, F1's ruling king, has insisted from the get-go that Bahrain is a safe country to race in.

If Salah could still speak, he would probably tell you it's not such a safe country to live in.


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NDPP wrote:
wow honest journalist admits truth - if only the corrupt know-nothings at CBC would admit the obvious here.

They state the obvious in so many headlines, with emphasis depending on the situation.  There is a certain consistency that might not be obvious for some however.


M. Spector
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Anonymous has hacked the Formula One website:

http://f1-racers.net/


Fidel
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'Muslims Worldwide Will Not Put Up With KSA-Bahrain Merger Bid

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/05/18/241861/muslims-will-not-tolerat...

"...The senior Iranian cleric further called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to end the silence of world bodies and atone for the previous disregard of the atrocities committed in Bahrain.."


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Head of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights gets 3 months in prison for "insulting" tweet

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Rajab, who has been a major figure in organising demonstrations during the country's 16-month protest movement, spent three weeks in jail in June under investigation after suggesting in a tweet that residents of the Muharraq district had made a recent show of support for Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman, the country's prime minister, only for financial gain. 

"A group of people from Muharraq lodged a complaint against the defendant for slandering them with insulting expressions (via publication)," the Bahrain News Agency said, citing chief prosecutor Nayef Yusuf Mahmoud.

It also said that Rajab's statements made on the social media site Twitter had cast doubt on their patriotism.

Mohammed al-Jishi, Rajab's lawyer, said the complaint was raised by a group of around 50 people, including retired army and security officers.


Fidel
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Where are the protests from western government officials? Western hypocrisy at its worst as usual.

Denise Savoie wrote:
Canadian arms-export permits to Saudi Arabia jumped from an average of around $100 million per year to $4 billion in 2011. During the Arab awakening of that year, the Saudi army drove Canadian-built light armoured vehicles into neighbouring Bahrain to brutally crush unarmed protests.

Preventing arms from falling into the wrong hands should be uncontroversial. Canada should show leadership during the negotiations of both the arms-trade treaty and by finally ratifying the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.

$4B? WTF? Is this what Canadian veterans fought goddamned WW II for - so that Canada could aid imperialists in their brutal crackdowns on pro democracy protests in Bahrain? Harper is as big a hypocrite as they come.


NDPP
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Good CAW wages paid to build those Canadian-built protest-crushers too..


Fidel
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N-no, we should place full blame for this vicious toadying squarely on Harper's shoulders. I think international law since Nuremberg says that heads of state are directly responsible for crimes of the state. Harper would not be able to pin this one on CAW workers. At least I don't think so.


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