Skip to comments.Bahrain Charges Syria With Stirring Unrest
Posted on 12/13/2011 1:11:15 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Bahrain's King Hamad on Tuesday charged Syria with training opposition figures and provocateurs in his tiny island kingdom.
Syria is training opposition figures in Bahrain, the Gulf island state's king said in an interview published on Tuesday, in which he also denied systematic rights abuses during state crackdowns on pro-democracy protests earlier this year.
King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa told Britain's Daily Telegraph, "We have evidence that a number of Bahrainis who oppose our government are being trained in Syria .... I have seen the files and we have notified the Syrian authorities, but they deny any involvement."
Syria is dominated by President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, and is allied with Shiite Iran, long blamed by Bahrain for stirring trouble among its majority Shiite population.
Bahrain's Shiites hold frequent protests against what they see as state discrimination in jobs, services and political representation, charges the government denies. Officials in Bahrain have long-accused Iran of sowing dissent and eyeing the kingdom as a prize to be plucked.
King Hamad visited London on Monday for sensitive talks "of mutual national interest" with Prime Minister David Cameron and Charles, the Prince of Wales. The visit comes just weeks after an independent inquiry found evidence of systematic rights abuses and said Bahrain's Sunni Muslim rulers used excessive force to cow protesters and detainees.
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Technically, the Syrian authorities may be correct. After all, they're Iranian puppets. It's likely Iran is behind the Shiite unrest in Bahrain and Syrian "training."
We really must send the Cable Guy over there. He’ll now how to stir up some unrest.
“Hey, you Ay-rab female there behind the veil with the 5D cup. Git-er-done!”
Iranians, now Syrians, tomato, tomahto. Thanks Eleutheria5.