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Posted: 3/14/2011 6:24:33 AM EST
'It's on' as they say...

while the world is watching disaster unfold in Japan, we've taken our eye of what is happening in the middle east


Opposition labelling it as 'Invasion'

The question is what is Iran going to do about it?

Mark, you grew up there didn't you - what's your take?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:17:16 AM EST
They were invited by the Bahrain Royal Family.

Originally Posted By fcpinternet:
'It's on' as they say...

while the world is watching disaster unfold in Japan, we've taken our eye of what is happening in the middle east


Opposition labelling it as 'Invasion'

The question is what is Iran going to do about it?

Mark, you grew up there didn't you - what's your take?


Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:04:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:10:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jayteepee_1999:
They were invited by the Bahrain Royal Family.

Originally Posted By fcpinternet:
'It's on' as they say...

while the world is watching disaster unfold in Japan, we've taken our eye of what is happening in the middle east


Opposition labelling it as 'Invasion'

The question is what is Iran going to do about it?

Mark, you grew up there didn't you - what's your take?



Indeed.. I'm not sure that makes much difference though does it? That fact does help the international community who will 'support' it because of the importance of Saudi in terms of Oil... Iran has issued recent threats to the effect that they won't stand by while the Shia population are mistreated though and with the world looking in the other direction at the moment, the whole situation looks like it has potential to blow up badly.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 6:50:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 6:56:44 PM EST by sititunga]
I think this is an exceptionally dangerous move by the Khalifa family it is likely to fuel anger amongst the Shia majority not only in Bahrain but across the Gulf. I guess the Sunni ruling elite are just running scared.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:23:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:12:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 7:49:22 AM EST by sititunga]
You can bet the Iranians are directly involved in this or are at least providing support.

I think what will incense the Shia more than anything is the fact that many of the middle army brass, grunts, and security personnel that have been sent in from other Gulf states aren't Arab but come from the Indian subcontinent.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 11:06:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By fcpinternet:
'It's on' as they say...

while the world is watching disaster unfold in Japan, we've taken our eye of what is happening in the middle east


Opposition labelling it as 'Invasion'

The question is what is Iran going to do about it?

Mark, you grew up there didn't you - what's your take?


Wasn't it Qatar?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 11:38:20 AM EST
Yes.

That's next...........dominoes anyone?................
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:56:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:28:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 4:28:44 PM EST by sititunga]
The Russian ruling clique are apparently getting a little nervous.
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