May
14
2012

The Complex Panorama of Supporting the Wrong Side in Bahrain

Of all the Arab Spring uprisings, Bahrain probably gets the least attention in the U.S. press. There are perhaps some good arguments why;  it could be the fact that the United States is on the side of the monarchy violently suppressing the democratic aspirations of its people. So it was news that the United States decided on Friday to ahead and continue selling arms to Bahrain. But barely news. The Washington Post's Karen DeYoung (5/12/12) gave space to some critics of the deal to point out the troubling level of support for a regime torturing and imprisoning dissidents. The administration […]