Violence continues to spread throughout the Middle East. Some of the worst has been seen in the small country of Bahrain, once again a country headed by a dictator supported by the United States for the past 60 years. Apparently the United States has a naval facility at the island nation of Bahrain where our 5th fleet is stationed, and we wonder why we’re broke.
It is reported that Bahrain’s riot police fired live rounds at protesters, some of which were said to be sleeping in a protester encampment set up in Manama, Bahrain. Four have been killed and many more wounded. Thousands are protesting the killings today. It is beginning to look as though there may be more deaths. It is reported that a doctor was killed and paramedics wounded when they tried to assist some of the victims.
The riot police in Bahrain appear to be far more vicious than those in Egypt. Bahrain is being described as an essential launching point for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I heard a report yesterday that said the world economy is improving. I have to believe that the Middle East is being left out of the equation, as the core reason for the protests in the various countries is because of their failed economies.
Egyptians filled the streets in various cities in their country today to celebrate their victorious triumph one week ago, in which they achieved, well, nobody is really sure what they achieved, though their stock market remains closed until at least Monday.
In Libya the death toll is growing in the day after what is being dubbed “The Day of Rage,” a Libyan protest march. The government says seven dead but others say it is much higher.
In Yemen the protests grow larger and more violent as a grenade exploded in crowd of 10,000. Apparently the people in Yemen also want their government to resign.
So I guess the question is, “What will become of all these protests?” Maybe a new Muslim state under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood?
God protect the innocents.