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This from "The Cutting Edge"
NEWS BRIEF: "Bahrain crushes protest camp, locks down capital", Excite News, 2/17/2011
"MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Troops and tanks locked down the capital of this tiny Gulf kingdom after riot police swinging clubs and firing tear gas smashed into demonstrators, many of them sleeping, in a pre-dawn assault Thursday that uprooted their protest camp demanding political change. Medical officials said four people were killed. Hours after the attack on Manama's main Pearl Square, the military announced a ban on gatherings, saying on state TV that it had "key parts" of the capital under its control."
What kind of government does Bahrain have? Is it a democracy, an autocracy, or an Absolute Dictatorship? Whichever kind of government it does have, it must be a strongman type which will resist losing its sovereignty as it melds into Regional Government, Supernation #7, "Northern Africa and the Middle East" (Read full details in NEWS2436).
Bahrain is an "an absolute monarchy headed by the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa". (Wikipedia, Bahrain)
The word "absolute" means that the King can have the final say in all matters, if he desires to exercise them. A sign of this power comes from the realization that "Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa .... presides over a cabinet of twenty-five members, where 80% of its members are from the royal family". (Wikipedia, Bahrain)
For this reason, leaders feel they can safely send troops and tanks smashing into demonstrators in a brutal manner, without fear of much democratic recourse. While democratic reforms have recently been started, they appear to be in a fairly infant stage. Key powers still lie with the King.
This strongman type of government would certainly resist any movement toward a complete loss of national sovereignty as it disappears into Regional Government #7, especially since the country is so rich from oil revenues! The strongman -- King Al Khalifa -- is certainly well informed enough to realize that his country will be forced into a "Redistribution of Wealth" scheme, where he would lose trillions of dollars to countries far less rich, like the Sudan!
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in against the Bahrain government, just as she did against the Tunisian and Egyptian governments before they fell. Her comments against a government under siege is getting to be an ominous pattern! But, not only is Hillary criticizing, but so is President Obama and the leaders of Great Britain and the E.U.
"The Obama administration expressed alarm over the violent crackdown. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Bahrain's foreign minister to register Washington's "deep concern" and urge restraint. Similar criticism came from Britain and the European Union."
How important is Bahrain to Washington?
"In a region experiencing an oil boom, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world ... Bahrain also has the freest economy in the Middle East ... "Bahrain is sometimes described as 'Middle East lite' because it combines modern infrastructure with a Persian Gulf identity and, unlike other countries in the region, its prosperity is not solely a reflection of the size of its oil wealth, but is also related to the creation of an indigenous middle class. This unique socioeconomic development in the Persian Gulf has meant that Bahrain is generally more liberal than its neighbors. While Islam is the main religion, Bahrainis have been known for their tolerance, and churches, Hindu temples, Sikh Gurdwara and a Jewish synagogue can be found alongside mosques. The country is home to several communities that have faced persecution elsewhere."
Bahrain is also a key naval site for the American Fleet, and its facilities give it great importance in maintaining Western supremacy in the Persian Gulf. Washington's ability to counter the growing power of Iran could be seriously eroded if it were taken over by Islamic forces. Listen:
"Tiny Bahrain is a pillar of Washington's military framework in the region. It hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, which is a critical counterbalance to Iran. Bahrain's rulers and their Arab allies depict any sign of unrest among their Shiite populations as a move by neighboring Shiite-majority Iran to expand its clout in the region."
("Bahrain crushes protest camp, locks down capital")
This vicious government assault could very well enrage anti-government protestors that the continued life of the current monarchy could be dramatically shortened. Bahrain is another example of how this current wave of "Regime Change" is sweeping aside all governments resisting the loss of national sovereignty inherent in a move into Regional Government #7; America's friends in the region are just as likely to be overthrown as are America's enemies. You see, the issue is not West versus Islam, but the working out of the Illuminati Plan which is fulfilling the prophesied 10 Nations of Daniel 7:7-8.
The nations currently under the gun of "Regime Change" can be seen from this map, to the left. The name of this Supernation #7 is "Northern Africa and the Middle East".
If you believe that this struggle is one which is pitting West versus Islam, you are going to miss the point. This struggle is against any nation resistant to being melded into Supernation #7.
This struggle is occurring because the Illuminati Plan of reorganizing the world into 10 supernations has now moved into the phase where Supernation #7 is the nation being built right now.
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