Bahrain is one of our “allies.” (source) How they dealt with pro-democracy protesters was no better than how China dealt with theirs in Tiananmen Square. Now, they are prosecuting doctors for treating injured protesters – including sentencing one woman to 15 years. (source)
Bahrain, ruled by the Sunni Muslim Al-Khalifa family, is pretty damn insecure, as it well should be. Despite its oil wealth, it has a hell of a deep divide between the haves and the have-nots. Naturally, it whores itself out to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, which seems to be a good move for the filthy Al-Khalifa trash, because the U.S. aid and arms sale deals keep on flowing.