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Urgent: Saudi Tanks Surrounded Bahrain Cities, Jet Fighters In The Sky
ABNA ^ | March 25, 2011

Posted on 03/25/2011 2:32:40 PM PDT by Strategy

According to informed sources in Bahrain, Saudi Tanks surrounded Bahrain cities and villages to crack down tens of thousands protesters.

(Excerpt) Read more at abna.ir ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bahrain; islam; obama; saudiarabia

1 posted on 03/25/2011 2:32:43 PM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

Where’s Obama’s no-fly zone?


2 posted on 03/25/2011 2:34:11 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: Strategy

Bahrain is small enough that it would be physically possible to march all the Shiite protesters on to boats and deport them to Iran.


3 posted on 03/25/2011 2:35:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Strategy

If we’re lucky the Saudis will be able to contain this. Otherwise the Iranians will have defacto rule of Bahrain and the 5th Fleet will be looking for a new home.


4 posted on 03/25/2011 2:37:25 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: MeganC

Good question. North Africa was mostly a French domain during colonial times. They still are paternalistic over that region and have many residents in France from there. So the French pushed for action in Lybia and the weak follower that is Obama went along.


5 posted on 03/25/2011 2:39:03 PM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: saganite

The Saudis (sunni) are not our friend. I want the Saudi and Shia to resume their 1400 year old war, we get the hell out of the middle east and send the muslims back. We have plenty of natural gas.


6 posted on 03/25/2011 2:39:34 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: MeganC

Send in the reporters.


7 posted on 03/25/2011 2:45:20 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: Frantzie

And let the Iranians take over? Yeah, that’s a good idea. /s/


8 posted on 03/25/2011 3:05:52 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Wolfstar

Accurate about the French. They certainly cannot be depended on to fight.


9 posted on 03/25/2011 3:06:14 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: screaminsunshine

How will we know who is the good bad guy for Obama to make Hillary make NATO protect while he plays golf?


10 posted on 03/25/2011 3:07:27 PM PDT by colonialhk (Elect Veterans not Lawyers)
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To: Strategy

Push the Shias into the water and they can swim to Iran.


11 posted on 03/25/2011 3:24:12 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Frantzie

I hate to break this to you, but the Saudis have been buying influence in oir government and pulling the strings of our foreign policy in the Middle East for more than two decades.


12 posted on 03/25/2011 3:35:05 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child
But....but...if the Saudi's can't contain this revolt, then Iran will boot the American military post and the Saudi's will lose their built in defense structure against the very terrorists they harbor and breed as well, I guess, considering the cowards who flew into the twin towers.
13 posted on 03/25/2011 4:05:14 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Strategy.

Get ready, it’s not often you’ll see me type this:

And thank you, Saudi Arabia.


14 posted on 03/25/2011 4:30:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Alberta's Child
I hate to break this to you, but the Saudis have been buying influence in oir government and pulling the strings of our foreign policy in the Middle East for more than two decades.

I know this is a shibboleth, but what have the Saudis gotten for their money that they wouldn't otherwise have?

15 posted on 03/25/2011 4:41:58 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: Strategy

Send them all to mecca and then vaporize it.


16 posted on 03/25/2011 4:42:54 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Vigilanteman

Sounds like a plan.


17 posted on 03/25/2011 4:43:41 PM PDT by dervish (“They consulted the Arab League and the UN. They did not consult the United States Congress")
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To: Strategy

The big wars can’t be so easily predicted. Usually it’s something most people overlook. Everyone assumes it’s the US or Israel attacking Iran but more and more it looks like it’s going to be a Sunni-Shite Showdown. The US has the Sunni’s back big time. They made their first fast Shite friends in Iraq. The rest of the Shites line up behind Iran. Iran is in a race with the clock to develop a nuke to threaten the Sunnis with and embolden Shites in Sunni lands to rebel.

Meanwhile Sunni Saudi Arabia is showing off their shiny American Armaments in and around Bahrain. The war will start when Iran starts publicly yapping at Saudi Arabia. If Stuxnet worked, Saudi Arabia may start it up with Iran in a conventional showdown. I think Saudi Arabian army with it’s 30 some odd years of hardcore American Advisement would give Tehran the beatdown of it’s life.


18 posted on 03/25/2011 4:54:24 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: Frantzie

The Saudis (sunni) are not our friend. I want the Saudi and Shia to resume their 1400 year old war, we get the hell out of the middle east and send the muslims back. We have plenty of natural gas.

Yep - we use our natural gas and let them use mustaard gas.


19 posted on 03/25/2011 5:34:41 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Republic
But....but...if the Saudi's can't contain this revolt, then Iran will boot the American military post and the Saudi's will lose their built in defense structure against the very terrorists they harbor and breed as well, I guess, considering the cowards who flew into the twin towers.

It's a fact that 15 of the 19 Hijackers on 9-11 were Saudis. What a lot of people don't realize is that our retaliatory strikes on Afghanistan had a unit of B-1 bombers based out of Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. That was then. Now, the current regime wants to permit the Saudis to train their pilots at Mountain Home. What a farce.

20 posted on 03/25/2011 6:22:14 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: Zhang Fei
How about Saddam Hussein's Ba'athist government removed in Iraq -- at a cost of thousands of U.S. lives and hundreds of billions of our tax dollars.

I mean, do you really think the U.S. would have had any interest in a decades-long military campaign against Iraq if the Saudis didn't need protection?

21 posted on 03/25/2011 7:18:33 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Wolfstar

obastard wanted what’s happening in Libya to happen, IMO. He just didn’t want to appear to lead it because of domestic political concerns. But now he’s the de facto leader of it.


22 posted on 03/25/2011 7:24:29 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: Alberta's Child
How about Saddam Hussein's Ba'athist government removed in Iraq -- at a cost of thousands of U.S. lives and hundreds of billions of our tax dollars. I mean, do you really think the U.S. would have had any interest in a decades-long military campaign against Iraq if the Saudis didn't need protection?

Actually, the Saudis protested vocally against Saddam's removal. The Saudis know that they have US protection - whether they want it or not. Just as the US was not about to let either Hitler or Stalin own continental Europe (the predictable outcome if the US had stayed out of the European theater in WWII), the US will not allow a single power to own the entire Middle East's oil resources, whether that power comes in the form of the Soviet armies, Iran or Iraq. This has nothing to do with Saudi lobbying - it's basic strategy to prevent your adversaries from getting too powerful if their means of doing so is military conquest involving getting a stranglehold on a critical raw material like oil.

It was Bush who wanted to remove Saddam, out of a combination of motivations - I believe the undeclared ones included (1) Saddam tried to have the elder Bush killed, (2) we had unfinished business in Iraq, (3) Saddam may have had a hand in 9/11 that we could not prove, and (4) he never expected the tab to be this big, figuring that it would be a rerun of the Grenada or Panama invasions. It was in Iraq that Americans discovered - contrary to neo-conservative assumptions - inside every Iraqi is not an American struggling to get out. This is why the war has been long and expensive, relative to Bush's original assumptions.

Why didn't the Saudi Royal Family - like every other Sunni-run Arab government - want Saddam removed? Because they feared a democratic Shiite-controlled Iraq would be firmly in Iran's orbit.

23 posted on 03/25/2011 8:50:05 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: saganite

That’s the thing, we have facilities in Manama (there at the port if I recall correctly) thats just outside of town...

There’s not much more to Bahrain than that...Back in the day the Navy only had the ASU (Alcohol Support Unit)...Now it is quite a complex...

With all the hoopla going on, you’d think someone would have said something, or maybe not, for a good reason, about our personnel stationed there...The Fleet can get out of dodge there pretty quick, but those land based personnel are kinda stuck...

I miss the days we could go to the Souk and buy $3 (1 Dinar) cassette tapes...Thats shows how far back I go over there...


24 posted on 03/26/2011 6:15:49 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: saganite

It doesn’t matter. They all still fund terrorism.


25 posted on 03/26/2011 8:13:46 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: saganite
the Iranians will have defacto rule of Bahrain and the 5th Fleet will be looking for a new home.

Isn't that the whole point?

26 posted on 03/26/2011 10:06:28 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Vigilanteman

The government of Massachusetts has come to the aid of the governor of Rhode Island.

The GCC will be preserved and Iranian intrigue will be thwarted


27 posted on 03/26/2011 10:09:43 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Frantzie

Your bogotry is insufferable and completely wrong


28 posted on 03/26/2011 10:10:58 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Wolfstar
North Africa was mostly a French domain during colonial times

The french moved into north africa to subdue the Berbers and the associated Barbary Pirates who were essentially the purveyors of slaves to the entire muslim world. They would crash entire towns on the coasts of Italy to Iceland and take the entire town as slaves to be sold into the muslim world. Especially blonde/blues as they fetched the highest prices at auction.

29 posted on 03/26/2011 10:12:14 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: bert

Bigotry against the Saudi royals? They are scum and you are a naive fool. They are the leading exporters of Islam to the West and own loads of western politicians.

Try to lear how to spell bigotry next time when you are using Dem tactics to call people bigots and racists. There are more than a few incredibly naive TV watching idiots on FR like you.


30 posted on 03/26/2011 12:02:31 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: saganite

Let em fight it out. They are the leading exporters of Islam to the West aka they are the ones behind the invasion.

They have been fighting for 1360 years. Get our kids out of there. they will still sell us their oil. Reagan got it right with the Shia and Sunni - he eff up giving the mujadeen (sp) too much help.


31 posted on 03/26/2011 12:06:36 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Strategy
Hmmmm...Ahlul Bayt News Agency...

After a glance at their site and some of the other articles they've put on there, I believe I'll wait for a more reliable source to find out what's really going on in Bahrain.

32 posted on 03/26/2011 12:07:12 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: saganite; Strategy
These are Arab Shiaites. Culturally and racially they have very little to do with Persian Iranians.
33 posted on 03/26/2011 12:10:05 PM PDT by ravager
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To: Frantzie

Drivel......

You have no clue about the slanders you vindictively spew

(rule of 65.....over 65, spelling on the internet no longer counts)


34 posted on 03/26/2011 12:14:19 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: soycd

bttt


35 posted on 03/27/2011 10:22:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: ravager

The Iranians are involved in trying to take over Bahrain and have been before. It helps to do a little background study before posting.


36 posted on 03/28/2011 12:51:21 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

I have actually lived in the middle east for almost a decade. I know what I am talking about. The Arab Shiites in the Arabian peninsula are an oppressed minority and culturally they have nothing to do with Iran.


37 posted on 03/28/2011 12:58:51 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

Well, you’re wrong.


38 posted on 03/28/2011 6:07:54 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

You can believe what you want. I have actually lived there.


39 posted on 03/28/2011 7:34:21 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

Living somewhere does not automatically impart knowledge whereas research can actually be useful. The Iranians supported an uprising in Bahrain in the 70’s. You would actually have to use google to find that out rather than continue claiming living somewhere magically makes you smarter. But to each his own.


40 posted on 03/29/2011 4:26:13 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite
Actually it wasnt the “70’s”. In 1981 there was a failed coup attempt by Bahraini Shia fundamentalist inspired from 1979 Iranian revolution. There was another one in 1994. Just because there are “Shias” involved in the coup doesn't mean they are all Iranian. There are “Shia” populations from Egypt,Yemen,Turkey to former Soviet Republics to India. None of them have any cultural or religious roots in Iran.

And yes living somewhere DOES impart the kind of knowledge you wont easily find on google.

41 posted on 03/29/2011 7:05:40 AM PDT by ravager
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