Unrest in Bahrain

Bahrain once again erupts in protests.

Just two days after the lifting of a martial law, Bahrain saw protesters come out on the streets to cause a commotion. Police were called in and they fired rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd. Bahrain has a unique situation where the ruler is a Sunni while the majority of citizens are Shiite.

The ruler requested the support of his neighboring country (Saudi Arabia) when the protests began. Here the first signs of double standards are obvious. When Kuwait was invaded by Saddam approximately two decades ago the US intervened with force. However, in Bahrain’s case since the invader is Saudi Arabia, upon whose oil the West is dependent, no such action was taken.