Sunday, 2 October 2011

Bahrain Military Court Finds Medics Guilty


I am afraid I haven't quite figured out how to upload videos, so Bahrain's proof of guilt of the doctors and nurses who received prison sentences can be found here, sure proof of their Violations of Applicable Laws. Regulations and Ethical Codes!

The video paints a different picture than testimonies received by Amnesty International

Why the silence from the West?    Why is Bahrain U.S. and British backed?  Why do they regard Bahrain as a key ally?  Could it be more than the moderate reserve of oil and more so the strategic position of Bahrain, the HQ of the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet and the home of fifty American companies.

The unelected Sunni Regime has been in power since 1971 when granted independence from Britain.  Approx. 80% of the unelected ministerial cabinet and senior military officers are members of the royal family.

Why do Britain and the U.S. not back the Bahraini peoples quest for freedom as they do in other middle eastern states?

 


Maybe Dave knows?




Anna :o]

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

"sure proof of their Violations of Applicable Laws. Regulations and Ethical Codes!

The video paints a different picture than testimonies received by Amnesty International"

I don't know anything about Bahrain Anna, but judging by what I see and hear myself while phisically inside another 'Arab spring' country, I would recommend you don't take anything at face value, either from Amnesty who seems not to have the full picture because of cultural differences and makes her reports based on that which means they may be flawed, or indeed the Bahrainis because of self interest, as well as duty to keep the country stable. The truth is somewhere but it is not as simple as it seems.

I tell you, the way I see it, it feels more like an 'Arab spring onion!'

Mama Zen said...

Oil trumping social justice? Surely not!

Isabel Doyle said...

It is tricky ... much of the 'Arab Spring' seems to be more about supporting friends and family and seizing the opportunity to stick it to the non-friends and family, than anything noble or altruistic (those words are not in the vocabulary). There are many layers none of which are attractive.

In my situation it is difficult to say more.

Muhammad Israr said...

tricky this one...

and you can upload the videos just by clicking the video option when you writing the post...same as pictures :)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks for you kind comments folks.

Anonymous ~ I agree - we only see and hear what is given to us and the truth probably does lie somewhere in the middle.

Nevertheless I find it concerning that the West (specifically thinking of the U.S. and Britain) are not making loud noises re social injustice. I think that this is because Bahrain has nothing that we want/need as we have it already.

Mama Zen ~ My thoughts exactly! :o]

Isabel ~ Interesting thoughts. I guess that all dissent is based on a particular viewpoint that rallies against those of an opposing mindframe.

That said for the Arab Spring 'to be more about supporting... and seizing the opportunity...' would suggest that the opportunity is something to be grabbed at as through social injustice it is a rare occurence?

Muhammed ~ tis indeed a tricky one (especially when viewing from distant shores).

Thanks for the advice - this bit I have figured out, however from where the videos are filed to actually uploading seems to be a problem as the videos just fly off somewhere into cyberspace! Probably my error somewhere - but not quite sure what!

Anna :o]

Anonymous said...

"Nevertheless I find it concerning that the West (specifically thinking of the U.S. and Britain) are not making loud noises re social injustice"

So you blieve the role of the UN is now obsolete?

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Not at all Anonymous.

However it is true that the power of those that veto reflects the politics of that at 'home.'

A consensus of opinion is a rare thing in the UN in the arena of 'war.' Sad but true.

All nations have their political agendas and are self serving and in the arena of warfare the UN is obsolete and as history would tell as always being so.

That said the ideals of th UN are to be admired - but, and an important but, we all (as nations) exist at a self serving level and will always do so.

Anna :o]

Jenny Woolf said...

There has been such dishonesty from our government (past and present) about their involvement in the Middle East. I really don't trust myself to say anything else.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks for your comment Jenny.

It it appears that Bahrain has bowed to international pressure and the medics have won a right to appeal. Good news.

Anna :o]