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Saudi-backed government of Bahrain surprised rebels are backed by Iran

Interestingly, the Bahraini government has used abundant support from neighboring Saudi Arabia in order to quash any kind of democratic opposition at all, thereby fueling the very violent resistance that Iran is now allegedly supporting. It’s hilarious!

NEWS BRIEF: Kerry reassures Saudis U.S. shares their deranged, reckless goals

Meeting with Saudi officials, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry explained that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia shared common goals in Syria (where Saudi Arabia continues to recklessly support rebels with questionable ties to Al Qaeda), Egypt (where Saudi Arabia lent its support to the July 2013 coup that overthrew a democratically-elected government), and Bahrain (which, of course, it invaded in March 2011).

WEEK IN AUTOCRACY: 1-7 April 2012

This week, Seif al-Islam, the son of late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, claimed he was “attacked” while in detention. Fellow prisoners have long complained that Seif is having a tough time differentiating between unsolicited, passionate love-making and being “attacked”.

King of Bahrain hosts historic meeting between protesters, Saudi troops

To complement the freshly declared 3-month state of emergency in his not-at-all anachronistic 21st century kingdom, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain will be presiding over an “unprecedented, groundbreaking and likely skull-fracturing”…

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