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An activist demanding reform of the absolute Bahrain monarchy is shot directly while he raises his camera to film the brutal police who are cracking down against the popular uprising. The Bahrain monarchy appears to finally realise that its days are over, and has essentially given up most of its sovereignty to become a province of neighbouring Saudi Arabia in a new union between the two states.
Today, King Hamad of Bahrain and a selection of other despots dined with Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, having been invited by William Hague the Foreign Secretary to the ridicule of UK public:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/05/18/bahrains-king-hamad-al-khalifa-diamond-jubilee-_n_1526435.html?ref=tw Bahrain's King Hamad Al-Khalifa At Diamond Jubilee Lunch
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/bahrain-king-attends-uk-queens-jubilee-lunch-123729743.html Bahrain king attends UK queen's jubilee lunch
This appears to continue the hypocrisy of supporting certain despots for geopolitical reasons, while at the same time calling for the armed overthrow of other governments like Syria again for geopolitical reasons causing thousands of deaths. Another despot sheltered by USA and UK administrations during the Arab Spring is Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8cd_1328573287 Yemeni President In NYC Sheltered By Obama After Mass Killings During Arab Spring
In: Other Middle East
Tags: King Hamad, Bahrain, Al Khalifa, Queen Elizabeth, William J Hague, Diamond Jubilee, Pearl Roundabout, revolution, uprising, hypocrisy, UK Foreign Office, Fifth Fleet, US Navy
Location: Bahrain (load item map)
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