Saturday, February 19, 2011

US Allies in North Africa and Middle East Continue to Kill Their Citizens Who Dare Protest Against Them

While Wisconsin's public union workers, supported and aided by the White House and National Democratic Party (and of course, unions), protest to retain their "rights" to taxpayers' money, the unarmed anti-government protesters in "modern and moderate" Bahrain are being killed by the army under the order from the "modern and moderate" sovereign, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Tanks, firearms, tear gas - supplied by the US and the UK.

The unarmed protesters in Libya are being killed by the security forces under the order from the strongman Muammar al-Gaddafi. Gaddafi's security forces just killed 15 people who were attending the funeral of protesters who were killed by the same security forces during the past week.

Ditto for Yemen, whose ruler, President Ali Abdullah Saleh, has been the good boy for the US and its allies for a very long time (32 years), longer than Mubarak (30 years). Al Jazeera reports, quoting Reuters, that for the first time, anti-government protesters started fighting back with firearms.

The Western leaders are calling for "restraint" from their favorite (maybe not so with Gaddafi, but he's been getting along quite well these few years), moderate rulers in these countries, just like they did in Tunisia and Egypt.

Restraint? What does that mean? Kill less?


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