— The Erimtan Angle —

The Arab Awakening has been rocking global television screens for months now . . . Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria . . . but apart from such seeming success stories, there are also some notable narrative failures: namely Yemen and Bahrain. In Yemen some things seem to have changed, but it seems far from certain given its proximity to oil shipping routes and its employment in the U.S. War-on-Terror as a handy drone base. Bahrain, on the other hand, has completely disappeared into oblivion, as can be seen on Al Jazeera’s mind-provoking programme “Shouting in the Dark”.[1]  And now, the Canadian independent TRNN gives us another view behind the scenes of Manama’s successful suppression of dissent: ‘Robert Naiman: the U.S. plans $53 million arms sale as suppression of democracy movement gets a “seal of approval” (7 February 2012)’.


[1] “Bahrain: Shouting in the dark” A Pseudo-Ottoman Blog (07 Augus 2011). https://sitanbul.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/bahrain-shouting-in-the-dark/.

Comments on: "Bahrain: The Arms Deal to Settle the Score" (3)

  1. […] into oblivion, as can be seen on Al Jazeera’s mind-provoking programme “Shouting in the Dark”.[1]  And now, the Canadian independent TRNN gives us another view behind the scenes of Manama’s […]

  2. haddado said:

    Reblogged this on Al-Haddad.

    • sitanbul said:

      Indeed, that’s what I saw . . . the more people see this, the better it will be . . . Bahrain has been forgotten, just like Yemen too has slipped off the radar. I imagine that the new Drone Base has something to do with that . . .

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