Originally Posted by imsaid
People have the right to protest peacefully and it's totally unacceptable to use violence with peacefull protesters.
Arab leaders are not listening to their people and their problems so they left us no choice but to protest.
The Arab world is changing towards democracy and freedom which is a good thing and we should all support it.
I don't believe people that are happy with their life will protest just for the sake of copying what happened in another country.
I really wish all the best for your country.
I dont want to talk alot in this subject and since you are not from bahrain im make the picture clear for you.
1st its not matter of majority or minority, the same people who sat out in a roundabout wanted to start a REVOLUTION under the context that they want reform. The start for the revolution was called on facebook and tweeter to start on the 14th of feb.
Secondly, the same people who sat in the roundbaout wanted a parliment and a way of democracy. That became a reality in 2002 with a full 40 member board voted 100% by the people. Sounds good? Not really because those same people dont believe in democracy and that biggest proof of what im saying is they sat in the roundabout demanding that they wont leave unless their demands were met. What happened to the parliment? Why didnt they demand changes through their representitives at the parliment? You will come back to say they have the right to protest. Fair enough, yet protesting is normally the last choice not the first.
Adding to what i said, the Wefaq (the biggest political party in the parliment with 18 members out of 40) decided to pull put of the parliment untill the people's demands were met! This was announced before the police got involved to clear the roundabout. Al wafaq then said they objected how the situation was handled with the protesters at the roundabout claiming that force wasnt necessary.
In all of this, anyone can see that the porpose of all this was escalation right from the start inorder to start the so called revolution. It started with a spark on the 13th which paved the way for things to become big on the 14th. Their was a protest in a village called Sitra and the police got invloved since the protesters didnt have a permission to protest. Here eventhough protests are ALLOWED, permission must be taken inorder for the police to protect them and others as time and date must be given. And since they didnt comply, the police got involved with tear gas. How 2 people got killed there God only knows and your mind can only imagine what must have taken place because no fire arms were involved in the incident.
From here things went down hill as people occupied the roudabout with popcorn and sheeshas as if they were camping yet it was claimed they were mourning the dead and demanded reform. The Bahraini Govt allowed them for 2 days and didnt want to clear them in respect for those who got were killed. Then the police got invloved to clear the roundabout and they refused!
Bottom line, the whole intention from the begining was for things to get bloody and the biggest proof was the wife of 1 of the 2 who got killed on the 13th saying her husband told her he hoped he would be a marter that day! The picture is clear now and for her information that was suicide because marter only occurs when muslims DEFEND their country and religion not going on the attack. The same can be said to the brain washed who think they were marters by flying into the twin towers.
and lastly, the people at the roundabout called for the PM to resign, a unheard for demand from before. And called for the standard of living of living to be raised. Huh? dont they know there are homless people around the world? I dont see them asking their Govt for better standards of living.
Then they called for the throw of the ruling family and the change of the regime. And last night a group of people tried to occupy the roundabout again when its protected by the army. Now they are claiming people died! There is a famous Arabic saying "You dont put your hand in the fire and say my hand is hurting!" They want more dea ths to happen inorder for their case to be strengthened and get the whole world's attention and the the revoution to start.
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And Yesterday the Crown Prince of Bahrain called for a dialogue with ALL parties to stop the violence.
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I would like to add to you "im said" that Bahrain just 2 days before all this happened the King of Bahrain announced BD1000 = $2650 will be given to every bahraini family. In Bahrain Education is free, medication is free, Fuel is cheaper than water @ $1 per gallon. The Govt helps the unemployed find jobs and the unemployed get financial aid till they find jobs. http://css.escwa.org.lb/SDD/1162/presentations_6.pdf
We have a democracy for almost a decade now. So Bahrainis are well off and alot better than countries in north africa where all the mess has started. Are we happy? yes yet some have hiden agendas under the context of reform.
Enough is said and i hope the picture is clear now.