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Clashes hit Bahrain Formula One exhibit
FoxNews ^ | April 18, 2012

Posted on 04/19/2012 12:46:22 PM PDT by nuconvert

Security forces fired stun grenades Wednesday at anti-government protesters who swarmed into a cultural exhibition for Bahrain's Formula One race, setting off street battles and sending visitors fleeing for cover

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bahrain; formulaone; racing

1 posted on 04/19/2012 12:46:27 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Crazy shitte.


2 posted on 04/19/2012 12:48:52 PM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: nuconvert

Committed racing fans


3 posted on 04/19/2012 12:49:53 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: nuconvert

I hope they cancel the race. It’s a stupid track from T4 on, it just meanders until one of the straights. Too many 1st gear turns and it’s all freakin’ desert, so featureless. I know, I’ve raced there in online races (RACE 07). I hate it. The track from a few years ago was OK, though.


4 posted on 04/19/2012 12:52:33 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: nuconvert; Chode; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; BreezyDog; brf1; briankk; ...

this is actually huge in the sport of Formula 1....the Bahrain GP was cancelled last year because of the unrest in the country and there was a lot of concern about holding this years event...a lot of the teams were worried and there has been a lot of back and forth about the race....F1 grand poobah Bernie Eccelstone and the FIA are gonna to be in big trouble if there are problems at the race and look like fools if there’s a last minute cancel...


5 posted on 04/19/2012 12:56:03 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: nuconvert

English soccer football fans on holiday?


6 posted on 04/19/2012 1:04:16 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: God luvs America
F1 grand poobah Bernie Eccelstone and the FIA are gonna to be in big trouble if there are problems at the race and look like fools if there’s a last minute cancel...

Looking like a fool has never bother Mr. Eccelstone before.

7 posted on 04/19/2012 1:09:22 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: nuconvert
"setting off street battles and sending visitors fleeing for cover"

Perhaps they should modify the cars a bit, and 'kill two birds with one stone'


8 posted on 04/19/2012 1:28:43 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: nuconvert

In many of the recent F1 races, the top qualifier runs ahead 20+ seconds and wins, poll to poll.

So a little sidewhow shootout may be what Ecclestone is actually after.

Jihad is so contemporary, proving the sport is up to date and internationally aware, etc.

As for me, between the Sunnis and Shiites, I say eff them all, cancell all future races for the duration of jihad.

They didn’t hold races in the communist bloc during the cold war.


9 posted on 04/19/2012 1:50:06 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: jeffc

>> It’s a stupid track from T4 on, it just meanders until one of the straights... I know, I’ve raced there in online races (RACE 07). I hate it.

That’s race-ist! Don’t be hatin’ on that blacktop.


10 posted on 04/19/2012 2:13:01 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Chode
told ya so Ping

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11 posted on 04/19/2012 2:22:06 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
yup... one or two Williams pit crew went home
12 posted on 04/19/2012 2:41:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: God luvs America

This may become a major problem for F1.


13 posted on 04/19/2012 2:43:00 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: God luvs America
it was even on NPR! if the race is scrubbed... every ticket holder should sue the old bastard!!!
14 posted on 04/19/2012 2:49:58 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: All

Since Iran is backing the anti-government forces in Bahrain, real possibility of terrorist attack planned and financed by Iran.
Not sure why F1 is taking the risk.


15 posted on 04/19/2012 2:55:03 PM PDT by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: Jonah Johansen; All

simple....Eccelstone is probably negotiating to run an F1 race in the streets of Tehran in a few years...


16 posted on 04/19/2012 3:19:59 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: nuconvert; Chode; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; BreezyDog; brf1; briankk; ...

Force India members leave Bahrain
ESPNF1 Staff
April 19, 2012 «

Two members of the Force India team have been allowed to leave Bahrain following an incident outside the circuit on Wednesday night.

Four mechanics were returning to the team’s hotel shortly after nightfall when they were delayed by a clash between protestors and police on the main motorway back to the capital to Manama. In the incident a petrol bomb landed near the team’s hire van, but nobody was injured and the vehicle was not damaged.

http://en.espnf1.com/bahrain/motorsport/story/76268.html

‘There’s an edge to things’ - di Resta
ESPNF1 Staff
April 19, 2012

Paul di Resta says that “there is an edge to things” in Bahrain after two Force India team members decided to leave the country on security grounds.

Following an incident that saw four Force India mechanics caught up in a violent clash between protesters and police, two team members requested they be allowed to return home. Nico Hulkenberg said that it isn’t right that the team is exposed to such situations, and di Resta admitted that

http://en.espnf1.com/bahrain/motorsport/story/76291.html


17 posted on 04/19/2012 3:24:56 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America; Chode
Thanks for the ping! I came across the following on-topic article today while browsing the Asia Times Online site (I go there at times to see if "Spengler" has posted anything new). Perhaps of interest:

The fast and furious Sunni revenge

18 posted on 04/19/2012 3:42:50 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Moltke
whoa...

For The Fast White Man, these are only distant rumblings in barbarous lands. What if anybody who buys a ticket to the Bahrain Grand Prix is supporting a murderous, regressive and locally unpopular Sunni dynasty? The sheikhs themselves couldn't care less either. So let's all have fun with the drenched-in-blood-and-champagne Arab Spring Grand Prix.

19 posted on 04/19/2012 4:16:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I think the author made at least one grave error: they don’t allow champagne there. IIRC the bubbly stuff for the victors is some carbonated, rose-scented, but non-alcoholic concoction.


20 posted on 04/19/2012 4:37:49 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Moltke
i'm sure... but still prolly VERY expensive
21 posted on 04/19/2012 5:51:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Moltke

it must taste like crap seeing how the racers react to it on the podium....


22 posted on 04/19/2012 6:44:54 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

Probably does. I once had to take a flight with Royal Brunei airlines and they served non-alcoholic wine that tasted like crap. That faux champagne must be similar.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 2:08:02 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Chode

The abortion rate in Bahrain is about 11 per 1000 women. About half that of the US’s figures.

Which country is drenched in blood?


24 posted on 04/20/2012 5:29:20 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra
not quite sure how that fits the dialog but i guess the the difference is one is done unto itself with full knowledge and consent where the other is done by it's leaders indiscriminately to the population
25 posted on 04/20/2012 2:43:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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