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US, UK meddling in Bahrain backfires on them

US, UK meddling in Bahrain backfires  on them | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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al-Hasabi: Well, Bismillah al rahman al rahim [in the name of god, the most gracious, the most merciful], what you are hearing just from the international community, is just the organization of…, the human rights organization, but from the governments we do not hear anything which is they supposed to be more clear about what is happening in Bahrain right now and everyday there are facts from last week from al-Wefaq party; they said, 270 attacks, just in two months against the Bahraini people houses and more than ten million [US dollars] being stolen from the houses.

And the torture is everyday taking place in Bahrain and in front of the international community and also they are, every time, the government of Bahrain, misleading the international community by making a very bad written drama, showing the international community that the people are making…, let us say, they found five tones of explosive materials and they have found 1500 people being trained in Iraq and so and so.

These fake information to the international community just to say that the Bahraini people are not peaceful people, and they are trying to use arms and they are using explosives to…

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Bahrain violations being reviewed by US Congress committee

Bahrain violations being reviewed by US Congress committee | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The human rights situation in Bahrain is in question again, now most recently by the United States Congress.

A high level hearing on the “implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report” was held on Wednesday, inside room 2237 of the Rayburn House Office Building at the US Congress, according to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC).

The TLHRC is a committee in US Congress that advocates for human rights and the BICI report at the centre of Wednesday’s hearing was issued last November. ...

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WeAreMany.org

WeAreMany.org | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

In the eyes of the U.S. justice system, if you kill a Black teenager, you're innocent until proven guilty. But if you are a Black teenager, you're already guilty when you get up in the morning. These are two faces of the U.S. criminal justice system, where the priority is anything but justice and where racism infects every inch of it - what Michelle Alexander has rightly called The New Jim Crow. Anger at this system is brewing in cities across the country. At the forefront of this growing movement are the families of the victims of police murder who are bravely taking a stand for justice and fighting for a world where these atrocities are a thing of the past. ....

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Why America isn't the greatest country in the World......

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Chris Hedges: Time to Get Crazy - Truthdig

Chris Hedges: Time to Get Crazy - Truthdig | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
There are few resistance figures in American history as noble as Crazy Horse.

 

Native Americans’ resistance to the westward expansion of Europeans took two forms. One was violence. The other was accommodation. Neither worked. Their land was stolen, their communities were decimated, their women and children were gunned down and the environment was ravaged. There was no legal recourse. There was no justice. There never is for the oppressed. And as we face similar forces of predatory, unchecked corporate power intent on ruthless exploitation and stripping us of legal and physical protection, we must confront how we will respond.....

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U.S. Hypocrisy on Parade: Washington Arms Bahrain, Denounces Russia For Arming Syria - Forbes

U.S. Hypocrisy on Parade: Washington Arms Bahrain, Denounces Russia For Arming Syria - Forbes | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

It wasn’t that long ago when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Syrian President Bashar Assad was a force for reform. Now she is outraged that Russia is allegedly backing Assad with weapons. At the same time, the U.S. is arming the government of Bahrain, which oppresses its Shia majority.

Duplicity and hypocrisy may be inevitable in diplomacy. However, ostentatious duplicity and hypocrisy are not. Sanctimoniously denouncing Moscow for behaving like Washington tarnishes America’s image abroad.

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Pakistan stabs America in the back.....

Pakistan stabs America in the back..... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Sometimes there is uncanny truth in satire....

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Panetta: U.S. running out of patience with Pakistan on militant havens - CNN.com

Panetta: U.S. running out of patience with Pakistan on militant havens - CNN.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

[ At a point, warnings without action become counterproductive.....American foriegn policy in the region makes us a victim of this type of duplicity of the Pakistani 'Government'....Pakistan must be broken into subordinate ethnic states ]

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The truth about the Bush regime and Condoleza Rice...

War crimes of the USA.....

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USA, Al-Saud's, and Al-Khalifas are HUGE HR abusers!

USA, Al-Saud's, and Al-Khalifas are HUGE HR abusers! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Obama has tainted the reparations he has made to the US International image by allying his regime with the Al-Saud Wahhabi terrorists, and the Al-Khalifa terrorist organization!

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How the Corporate Right Hijacked America's Courts to Enrich the Top 1 Percent

How the Corporate Right Hijacked America's Courts to Enrich the Top 1 Percent | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
America's political-economy is caught in a vicious cycle, with concentrated wealth at the top leading to outsized political power.
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U.S. to resume some military sales to Bahrain

U.S. to resume some military sales to Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The decision to lift the restrictions brought some criticism because of concerns about human rights in Bahrain.

 

['Washington Bureaucrats' = synonym for 'dumbshits' !  ]

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Prison Island - By Tom Malinowski

Prison Island - By Tom Malinowski | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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One U.S. commander recently told me, "If there were one-man, one-vote in Bahrain, we wouldn't be here."

In fact, the most prominent leaders of Bahrain's dissident movement say they do not oppose the U.S. military presence in their country. No one knows whether that sentiment will hold in the face of continued repression, but from the U.S. point of view, that is an argument for urgency in demanding reform, not caution. Bahrain's Shiite majority isn't likely to be kept down forever. It is surely in the U.S. interest to be seen supporting its legitimate aspirations before disappointment in the United States devolves into rage.

The problem with U.S. policy toward Bahrain is not that it takes geopolitics into account. It's that U.S. officials may be calculating the geopolitics incorrectly. There is a growing feeling in the Middle East that, however high-minded Obama's rhetoric about democracy may be, the United States will always line up with its autocratic Sunni allies in the Persian Gulf against their opponents, especially if those opponents are Shiite. To many, it looks like the United States opposes dictators like Syria's Assad not for the sake of oppressed people, but to aid one side in a Saudi-Iranian cold war. The Iranian government, as well as every anti-American group in the region, benefits from this perception. Bahrain is the place where America can disprove it.

In May 2011, Obama condemned the Bahraini government's use of "brute force" and said there could be no "real dialogue" in Bahrain "when parts of the peaceful opposition are in jail." The administration should be projecting more of that kind of clarity and urgency today -- for the sake of both principle and national interest. ....

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Bahrain chemical warfare culprit

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According to the US-based organization known as Physicians for Human Rights, Bahrain’s chemical war against its people has continued ever since and included numerous instances in which soldiers released gases in residential neighbourhoods and tossed gas canisters into the houses of suspected opposition activists. Unfortunately, efforts by the PHR to raise the matter with the American government have so failed to produce results.

Observers call attention to the fact that Bahrain has close ties with Washington’s most important Arab ally Saudi Arabia and lends its territory and facilities to the command headquarters of America’s Fifth Fleet. Accordingly, the US tends to turn a blind eye to instances of rights abuse in Bahrain.

We hear about this from Russian political analyst Dr Vilen Ivanov:

"Double standards are apparently at work. Whenever the Americans want to bring about an economically or politically welcome regime change in a foreign country, they intensify their human rights and democracy championship. The latest instance of this approach was Libya. On the contrary, whenever they want to preserve a regime, they ignore its human rights record." ...

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What has this Bahraini child done to America? To you?

What has this Bahraini child done to America?  To you? | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

America:  this child was shot with American made birdshot pellets .....  This is  internationally banned as a Human Rights offense!

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America is participating in the mass-murder of Shia by the Al-Khalifa regime in Bahrain!

America is participating in the mass-murder of Shia by the Al-Khalifa regime in Bahrain! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

'America, these are your weapons, which kill the children of #Bahrain'

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Iran says West supplying chemical agents to Bahrain

Iran says West supplying chemical agents to Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Iran accused the West of providing chemical warfare agents to the Bahraini government on Tuesday, and that authorities there have used them to quash anti-regime protests.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, deputy foreign minister for African and Arab affairs, told the official Iranian News Agency IRNA, "I am expressing Tehran's concern over the use of lethal chemical gases by Bahraini authorities against the Bahraini people."

The Iranian official said unspecified Western nations were providing Manama with chemical choking agents, which has led to the death or injury of tens of citizens.

The allegations come on the heels of a report by a British parliamentary committee on Friday that questioned whether British military exports to the island kingdom were being used for internal repression.

The report did not mention exports of chemical choking agents, which are forbidden under international arms control agreements.

Bahrain has witnessed mass pro-democracy protests since February 2011, with the regime resorting to brute force in a so far failed attempt to crush the uprising.

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Bahrain: Washington and London Complicit in Crimes against Humanity Committed by Alkhalifa regime

Bahrain: Washington and London Complicit in Crimes against Humanity Committed by Alkhalifa regime | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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In a sign of hope that the international community has finally woken up to face the challenge of the Bahrainis human rights crisis, 27 countries have issued a comprehensive statement condemning the Alkhalifa regime for its brutal treatment of Bahrainis and demanding that it stopped serious violations of human rights. “We are particularly concerned about the consequences faced by those who protested for democratic change in a peaceful manner. We call upon the Bahraini government to fully respect their rights of freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association and especially to ensure the protection of Human Rights Defenders,” reads the two-page statement. It also expresses its desire for Bahrain to agree on a comprehensive cooperation plan with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, plus a permanent presence for an OHCHR office in Bahrain.

The statement, sponsored by Switzerland, has been signed by all EU members except Britain, and several Latin American countries. The USA and Arab countries refused to endorse it. It calls for the release of all political prisoners including the prominent leading figures such as Abdul Wahab Hussain, Hassan Mushaima and others. This is an international indictment of a regime that has relied heavily on the unwavering protection by UK and USA. Both have refused to sign the document.

Meanwhile, the revolutionary fervor in the country has continued with even more determination to pursue the goals of the people including the right to determine their destiny, write their constitution and elect their government. Every night at least 15 demonstrations have taken place in various parts of the country with participation from men and women. Chemical gases are used systematically not only against demonstrators but also people’s houses. More than 40 people have died as a result of inhaling these lethal gases.

 

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Chris Hedges' snapshot of America.......

Chris Hedges' snapshot of America....... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Rise up!  .....  and       A  C  T  !  !  !

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The ‘American Dream’ Is a Myth: Joseph Stiglitz on ‘The Price of Inequality’

The ‘American Dream’ Is a Myth: Joseph Stiglitz on ‘The Price of Inequality’ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

....In his latest book, The Price of Inequality, Columbia Professor and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz examines the causes of income inequality and offers some remedies. In between, he reaches some startling conclusions, including that America is "no longer the land of opportunity" and "the 'American dream' is a myth."
While we all know stories of people who've moved up the social stratosphere, Stiglitz says the statistics tell a very different story. In the last 30 years the share of national income held by the top 1% of Americans has doubled; for to the top 0.1%, their share has tripled, he reports. Meanwhile, median incomes for American workers have stagnated.
Even more than income inequality, "America has the least equality of opportunity of any of the advanced industrial economies," Stiglitz says. In short, the status you're born into — whether rich or poor — is more likely to be the status of your adult life in America vs. any other advanced economy, including 'Old Europe'. ....

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Bahrain: The Dragonfly's Eye

Bahrain: The Dragonfly's Eye | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
I look in the dragonfly's eye, and I see the mountains over my shoulder--- Issa

Bahrain is a small country, and though the story of its own trials and troubles during the past year and a half is intrinsically valuable, it also tells a bigger story,...

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US Foreign Policy: Lies and Rhetoric!

US Foreign Policy:  Lies and Rhetoric! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

America is all about freedom, when it comes to talking....

 

America is all about profits for Corporations when it comes to action!

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US military course taught officers 'Islam is the enemy'

US military course taught officers 'Islam is the enemy' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A course for US military officers has been teaching that America's enemy is Islam in general and suggesting that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following second world war precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima.

The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the material. The FBI also changed some agent training last year after discovering that it, too, was critical of Islam. ....

 

[Unbelievable stupidity.....and to think, these people are in power!  ]

 

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Al-Wefaq Responds to Clinton’s Statement on Bahrain Rights | (POMED)

Al-Wefaq Responds to Clinton’s Statement on Bahrain Rights | (POMED) | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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Finally, Elliot Abrams writes that the deteriorating situation in Bahrain is owed largely to a severe lack of leadership from both the Bahraini royal family and the Obama Administration. He suggests that since the publication of the BICI report, King Hamad “has provided no leadership,” while he contends that, aside from a few statements, the United States has done “nothing” to alleviate the building tension between the royal family and the opposition. According to Abrams, real efforts need to made to reach an agreement, such as bringing “key Bahraini leaders to Washington and [having] the President and Secretary or a high-level designee work with them day after day until something is hammered out; [and sending] a top-level empowered emissary to Manama for the same purpose.”

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American Foreign Policy exposed!

حقيقة الحكومة الأمريكية والحرب على العراق وأفغانستان...
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