The Obama Administration needs to be on the side of democracy.
They are partners in every aspect of the Pearl Revolution.
“We should be willing to pay the price for the freedom that we fight for. And this is the price,” says Nabeel Rajab.
Many players—including the United States—are responsible for this.
All the repression in Bahrain and Yemen has dampened the spirits of those who have stood up nonviolently to their governments for months.
The people of Bahrain are duly noting U.S. endorsement of this brutality. In their time of trial, the United States has abandoned them — and its principles of democracy and freedom.
A mix of security considerations, Iranophobia, and oil compelled the Obama folks to abandon even any pretensions of being on the side of democracy and self-determination.