futurepilot16
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Bahrain Military Guns Down Protestors (Video)

Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:13 pm

I just found a shocking video of Bahraini forces firing into a crowd of protestors that were marching toward them. I have to warn you though that before you view the video, it is absolutely NOT for the faint of heart. Some claim it's a fake, but you be the Judge.

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhYatkojMz1SLq31lm

With stuff like this, and reports now of Libyan fighter Jets attacking protesters:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41700027/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/

Is there a possibility that the United Nations steps in at some point in one of these countries? Because I don't think anyone doubts that this is killing and torturing on a massive scale. Maybe not quite genocide, but it is still significant.
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RE: Bahrain Military Guns Down Protestors (Video)

Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:20 pm

Quoting futurepilot16 (Thread starter):
Is there a possibility that the United Nations steps in at some point in one of these countries?

The United Nations does not meddle with internal affairs of its members. So if in Bahrain, the king goes on a killing spree, unless a coalition of nations agrees to invade and remove the monarchy, the UN can only watch.
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RE: Bahrain Military Guns Down Protestors (Video)

Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:09 pm

Quoting futurepilot16 (Thread starter):
Is there a possibility that the United Nations steps in at some point in one of these countries? Because I don't think anyone doubts that this is killing and torturing on a massive scale. Maybe not quite genocide, but it is still significant.

Unless the internal protests create an international crisis, there is nothing that the United States can do.

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 1):
The United Nations does not meddle with internal affairs of its members. So if in Bahrain, the king goes on a killing spree, unless a coalition of nations agrees to invade and remove the monarchy, the UN can only watch.

That coalition of nations would have a hard time getting started. All of Bahrain's Arab neighbors have pledged their support, in varying ways, for King Hamad.
 
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RE: Bahrain Military Guns Down Protestors (Video)

Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:15 pm

From what I´ve read on the BBC, the Bahraini (Sunni) government has for years been issuing fast track citizenships to Sunni Jordanians and Pakistanis and given many of them jobs in government and security forces, just to prevent the Shiite majority from gaining influence and to eventually make the Sunnis the majority.
The BBC reported that many of the soldiers / cops, who have been attacking the demonstrations, have been speaking Pakistani Urdu or Arab dialects from other regions to each other.

But apparently the pictures of the massacres have united non-government Bahrainis accross sectarian lines, slogans have appeared like "We are not Sunni, nor Shiite, we are Bahraini".

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