Massacre in Bahrain
Hospital is full, doctor pleading for World’s help
The Bahraini military has opened machine-gun fire on protesters who were trying to reach hospital, injuring hundreds, in what appears to be an attempted massacre, medics say.
The Army has prevented ambulances and medics from reaching those wounded amid massive pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, Dr. Ghasam, a resident at Salmaniyeh hospital in Manama, told Press TV on Friday.
Bahrain is important to the US
The clash came hours after funeral mourners and worshippers at Friday prayers called for the toppling of the Western-allied monarchy in the tiny island nation that is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, the centerpiece of the Pentagon’s efforts to confront Iranian military influence.
Some members of Bahrain’s Sunni ruling system worry that Shiite powerhouse Iran could use Bahrain’s majority Shiites as a further foothold in the region.
The White House has expressed “strong displeasure” about the rising tensions in Bahrain.
Will Bahrain be next? Might not be because US has a vested interest in her. More likely another “moderate” dictator will be put in place.
Depending on how you look at it: Bahrain can become a Iranian satellite.
- Bahrain Mourners Call for Toppling of Monarchy (abcnews.go.com)
- Bahrain mourns dead protesters, anger grows (abclocal.go.com)
- Bahrain Protests Heat Up As Nation becomes Unstable (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
- Army opens fire on Bahrain protest (independent.co.uk)