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Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« on: March 14, 2011, 10:47:28 AM »
Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests

Saudi Arabian troops entered Bahrain on Monday as part of a military force from Gulf states called in to deal with a month of political unrest in the island kingdom.

Bahrain's government called in forces from its Sunni neighbors to put down unrest after protesters overwhelmed police and blocked roads in a resurgence of mass protests seen last month...

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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 10:49:02 AM »
Time to kick some Shiite!
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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 10:50:04 AM »
Time to kick some Shiite!

I was just gonna ask what sect of muslims inhabit Bahrain, so thanks.
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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 11:25:08 AM »
Time to kick some Shiite!

I was just gonna ask what sect of muslims inhabit Bahrain, so thanks.

I'm pretty sure that Bahrain is Sunni.
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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 11:25:39 AM »
Most of the Mid-East is Sunni . The largest concentration of Shiite is in Iran .

Now all They have to do is take care of the " No-Fly Zone "  themselves and we'll all be ahead of the game .

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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 11:26:56 AM »
Time to kick some Shiite!

I was just gonna ask what sect of muslims inhabit Bahrain, so thanks.

I'm pretty sure that Bahrain is Sunni.

I'm so confused ....  ::doh::
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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 11:29:56 AM »
But it's the Shiite minority causing trouble!

And now it's not just the Saudi's coming to the rescue...

http://www.debka.com/article/20763/
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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 12:40:33 PM »
Time to kick some Shiite!

I was just gonna ask what sect of muslims inhabit Bahrain, so thanks.

I'm pretty sure that Bahrain is Sunni.

I'm so confused ....  ::doh::


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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2011, 05:24:39 PM »
If I remember correctly, we have a Navy fleet based in Bahrain. This not a trivial matter.
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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 08:27:27 PM »
Yes. Basing rights in Manama.  Due to Islamic host, our personnel are restricted to dockside for shore leave.  I think they set up USO stuff and bring some hooch in and keep 'em safe there, not at risk in the general population.  The country is one of the few friendly to us in the region, and it is strategically located for us to make maximum use as a port facility.  Now this crap.  I am guessing our presence there has been minimized and security beefed just to keep logistics flowing.  I am guessing we are using helo's to transport needed materials to the fleet or going the long route via Diego Garcia and supply ships.

ETA - Kuwait is probably being utilized as well.  And the Saudi's are probably letting us use their airspace as needed too.
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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2011, 08:37:10 PM »
...is strategically located for us to make maximum use as a port facility.  Now this crap.  I am guessing our presence there has been minimized and security beefed just to keep logistics flowing. ...


"Sand Pebbles" anyone?

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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2011, 09:03:35 PM »
...is strategically located for us to make maximum use as a port facility.  Now this crap.  I am guessing our presence there has been minimized and security beefed just to keep logistics flowing. ...


"Sand Pebbles" anyone?

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But, ahh...I hope it doesn't come to that!
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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2011, 05:18:04 AM »
Now Iran has weighed in . According to a Reuters report Iran has  "urged the island kingdom to respond to pro-democracy demonstrations peacefully ."

Is  THAT a frigging crock of sh*t or WHAT ?

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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2011, 07:20:54 AM »
Now Iran has weighed in . According to a Reuters report Iran has  "urged the island kingdom to respond to pro-democracy demonstrations peacefully ."

Is  THAT a frigging crock of sh*t or WHAT ?

Yeah, says the big stinking black pot to the little teeny-tiny kettle!

Yo, Iran!

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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011, 07:52:25 AM »
Now Iran has weighed in . According to a Reuters report Iran has  "urged the island kingdom to respond to pro-democracy demonstrations peacefully ."

Is  THAT a frigging crock of sh*t or WHAT ?

Yeah, says the big stinking black pot to the little teeny-tiny kettle!

Yo, Iran!

 ::mooning::


 Iran has worked very hard to rewrite the meaning of words. Peacefull doesn't mean what it once did,so it's not "peaceful peaceful". Killing 20K is peaceful when compared to killing 100K.


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Re: Saudi troops enter Bahrain to quell protests
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2011, 07:55:17 AM »
Now Iran has weighed in . According to a Reuters report Iran has  "urged the island kingdom to respond to pro-democracy demonstrations peacefully ."

Is  THAT a frigging crock of sh*t or WHAT ?

Yeah, says the big stinking black pot to the little teeny-tiny kettle!

Yo, Iran!

 ::mooning::


 Iran has worked very hard to rewrite the meaning of words. Peacefull doesn't mean what it once did,so it's not "peaceful peaceful". Killing 20K is peaceful when compared to killing 100K.


 The problem here is we don't have the new Iranian dictionary.Much like the word "Invest" now means SPEND!

So crazy Muzzies and crazy leftnuts are using the same dictionary?!  I knew it!

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