Tuesday, February 22, 2011

#Bahrain King to Visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday

possibly to confer with King Abdullah on how to deal with Shi'ia protesters.

The king's policy of importing foreign Sunnis and fast-track them for citizenship to counter the Shi'ia majority in Bahrain may be backfiring...

From Gulf Times (2/23/2011):

Bahrain’s embattled King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa heads to Saudi Arabia today, the Saudi state news agency said, on a visit that coincides with the return of King Abdullah to Riyadh. “His majesty King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa is expected in Saudi Arabia Wednesday for an official visit,” read a brief statement posted on the SPA news agency website. Protests by a Shia-led opposition have gripped Manama’s Pearl Square since February 14.

In separate news, the Algerian government adopted the measure that would lift a 19-year state of emergency in an effort to placate the anti-government demonstrators.

And what does Libya do? The madman at the top vows to fight till the end while the West wrings their collective hands. I hope the end comes fast for the sake of Libyans, in favor of Libyans.


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