When is a guy a dirty, inhuman, brutal dictator, and when is he not?
He is NOT when he’s pals with your pals, and buys a lot of your junk. If he does that, then he is basically free to brutalize the people in any manner he chooses to, without any fear of Western bombs and missiles.
The Bahrain regime is just fine with us. With all of the West. And yet, I have to wonder…. don’t Bahrainis feel pain, bleed, and die just like Libyans do?
According to this article, it sure looks like they do.
A fourth person has died in police custody and his body shows signs of torture, Bahraini human rights groups alleged.
Businessman Karim Fakhrawi, a member of the opposition movement Wefaq, was arrested last week and pronounced dead Tuesday. The party released a statement on its Facebook page claiming Fakhrawi to be the fourth of its supporters to die in custody.
News of his death follows a violent government crackdown against the popular protest movement that rocked the country earlier this year.
Rights activists said Fakhrawi’s family was instructed by authorities not to take photos of the body and to restrict the funeral to immediate family members, but videos and photos have been leaked onto the Internet and to media [the video linked here contains graphic imagery].
Fakhrawi is the fourth activist to die allegedly in government detention. Blogger Zakariya Rashid Hassan Ashiri died in police custody on Saturday under “mysterious circumstaces,” according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, which called for an immediate investigation despite official claims that Ashiri died from complications associated with sickle cell disease.
They’re beating bloggers to death in Bahrain. That ought to give every one of you cause for pause, whatever your political flavor may be.
And they’re doing it with the help of Saudi troops, armed by us.
Makes you feel good, doesn’t it?