The base of the US 5th fleet is a risk. Washington orders Saudi troops to “secure” the naval base of Bahrain.
Soldiers sent to protect Sunni ruling family after weeks of Shi’ite protests; opponents of island’s dynasty call the move “war.”
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates dispatched forces to Bahrain on Monday in response to a call from the island’s rulers to help put down weeks of protests by the country’s Shi’ite Muslim majority. Opponents of Bahrain’s Sunni dynasty called the move a declaration of war.
Analysts saw the troop movement into Bahrain, home to the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet, as a mark of concern in Saudi Arabia that concessions by the country’s monarchy could inspire the conservative Sunni kingdom’s own restive Shi’ite minority concentrated in its Eastern Province, the center of the Saudi oil industry.
Source: Jerusalem Post.
Bahrain is not Somalia or Sudan.
While hundreds of thousands of people are slaughtered by Islamic Jihad in Darfur, the US is less concerned. Sudan is not an oil exporter, and do not contain US Military bases.
Bahrain holds the key to a lock down of the United States of America. If the oil export stops out of the Persian Gulf, it will take a week or so to bring the US to a standstill. The strategic Oil Reserve in the US is already stretched.
I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Without the Oil of Saudi Arabia the Americans can just park their cars, and start walking.
The US will do what it takes to crush the demonstrations in Bahrain. Freedom for the people of the Middle East is less important than gasoline inside American cars. To send the US Marines would just have fueled the Muslim anger. Washington looked at Saudi Islamic troops as a better option.
The wars in the Middle East is all about oil. They have never removed despotic leaders, but installed proxies of Washington.
Written by Ivar