Skip to comments.Bahraini official issues rare defense of Israelís right to defend itself
Posted on 05/11/2018 4:59:28 AM PDT by Freeport
WASHINGTON The Bahraini foreign minister said Israel had a right to defend itself from Iran.
The message on Twitter Thursday, a day after Israel once again struck targets in Syria believed to house Iranian materiel and personnel, was unusual for an Arab leader in its blunt defense of Israel.
Bahrain is one of a number of Gulf states that have in recent decades moderated their views on Israel and allowed Israelis to visit and do business, but expressions of unadorned support for Israeli military action are exceptional if not unprecedented.
As long as Iran has breached the status quo in the region and has (yet to) evacuate its troops and missiles, any state in the region, including Israel, is entitled to defend itself by destroying the sources of danger, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said in Arabic on the social media website.
Israeli combat aircraft hit Iranian military installations overnight, in response to a barrage of rockets on the Israeli-held Golan Heights. As many as 23 troops with Syrian and allied forces were killed.
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This is an historical moment.
The Gulf States seem to have finally woken up.Israel isn’t the threat,Iran and its allies are.
Correcto....spent a lot of time in Bahrain....and this huge.
Damn the media to he77
Self-defense is built into the DNA of every plant and animal life. Arguable it is a right that descends from God like the 2nd amendment. Nice to hear 4th century cultures are coming up in the world.
I wonder what his prospects for a long and peaceful life are now.
Iran attacked Israel from Syria
Iran attacked Riyadh from Yemen
The Saudi air force should be flying cover for the Israeli air force as they assault the Iranian port of Bandar Shapur (homani). The attack must be of significant size to destroy the refining and crude export facilities
Proportional? Death and destruction of enemies is the correct proportion
The Europeans are like Obama. They just don’t matter
You know that statement went through the King. There is no way he would have said that otherwise.
Amazing. They hate the Shia more than they hate the Israelis not.
Amazing. They hate the Shia more than they hate the Israelis NOW. (bad typo in prior post)
Should Israel be put in a compromising position and face real destruction, it would not bode well for any other nation arrayed against Iran.
Much of Iran is only just above the early 20th Century for the advanced nations of the world, and while that is not exactly “third world”, they barely make it into the ranks of “second world”. The Iranian people may yearn to be free, but they are still under the yoke of their Muslim ideology.
These leaders need to take a strong stance against the extremists and the rampant inbreeding that creates dimwits in the Muslim communities that makes them so susceptible to manipulation by people in power.
I thought Bahrain’s population was mostly Shiite. Looks like that’s not enough to make pro-Iran.
The royal family is Sunni.
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