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Bahraini official issues rare defense of Israelís right to defend itself
The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 11, 2018 | JTA

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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TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bahrain; egypt; erdogan; foreign; gaza; hassannasrallah; hezbollah; iran; isis; israel; jerusalem; kurdistan; lebanon; letshavejerusalem; receptayyiperdogan; saudiarabia; sinai; turkey; waronterror
Wow! And no one in the MSM say's a bloody word! Not one word!

This is an historical moment.

1 posted on 05/11/2018 4:59:28 AM PDT by Freeport
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To: Freeport

Raiderpoofter heartbroken.


2 posted on 05/11/2018 5:03:00 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Freeport

The Gulf States seem to have finally woken up.Israel isn’t the threat,Iran and its allies are.


3 posted on 05/11/2018 5:06:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: Freeport

Correcto....spent a lot of time in Bahrain....and this huge.
Damn the media to he77


4 posted on 05/11/2018 5:09:41 AM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket)
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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.


5 posted on 05/11/2018 5:17:25 AM PDT by USCG SimTech
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To: Freeport
“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.

WOW!

I wonder what his prospects for a long and peaceful life are now.

6 posted on 05/11/2018 5:18:14 AM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: Freeport

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


7 posted on 05/11/2018 5:22:47 AM PDT by Thibodeaux (Long Live the Republic!)
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To: metmom

You know that statement went through the King. There is no way he would have said that otherwise.


8 posted on 05/11/2018 5:22:54 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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Amazing. They hate the Shia more than they hate the Israelis not.


9 posted on 05/11/2018 5:23:08 AM PDT by babble-on
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Amazing. They hate the Shia more than they hate the Israelis NOW. (bad typo in prior post)


10 posted on 05/11/2018 5:24:37 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


11 posted on 05/11/2018 5:36:42 AM PDT by alloysteel (Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.)
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Why is Israel such a threat to them? They are a nation besieged by hostile forces at every border, but have not yet directly threatened anyone, only retaliated to aggression from these so called neighbors. The true problem is within their own countries. Their governments have to take this stance because they are unwilling or unable to curtail the extremists within and must take stances to appease them to retain their own power.

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.

12 posted on 05/11/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: babble-on

I thought Bahrain’s population was mostly Shiite. Looks like that’s not enough to make pro-Iran.


13 posted on 05/11/2018 7:09:25 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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The royal family is Sunni.


14 posted on 05/11/2018 7:32:14 AM PDT by babble-on
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