Bahrain locks down kingdom as uprising surges


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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday denounced the crackdown and the presence of the Saudi-led force.

“How is it possible to stop waves of humanity with military force?” Ahmadinejad said.

if anybody know how to do it he does. he does it to his own people who are shiite even. i guess that makes it ok.

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The crackdown on protesters in Manama's (pop. 163,000) Pearl Sq. gives the regime a breather of sort. It was brutal, and it cleared the demonstrators in the capital. The ongoing arrests of so-called opposition leaders will obviously dent the movement.

Bahrain’s sectarian clash is increasingly viewed as an extension of the region’s rivalries between the Gulf Arab leaders and Iran.

You have to be very careful when hinting of a third-force vis-a-vis protests in the Middle East and Nth Africa-- AQ, Israel, the CIA, Iran have all been named, but what seems to be a 'sectarian' uprising may just be a reaction to poverty and unemployment. The official unemployment rate is 15% in Bahrain, and youth unemployment a long-term eco. problem in the country.

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what really change is the online social networking site like "tweeter", "facebook", "internet", and the "cellur phone". as people were able to communicate with people from other countries. this was the route of all Muslim demised. dictators have to realize that humans are humans. fight to be free or fight for the next generations.

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