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Pyrrhic Victories

18 Mar, '1139 Comments

The Pearl has been cleared. A pseudo-martial law is in effect. Ten more protestors were killed, along with two security personnel and three expatriate residents as far as I can tell, bringing the total lives lost so far to 23 since Feb 14. Six opposition figures have been apprehended, five of whom were just released […]

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Martial law, or low-grade civil war?

Martial law, or low-grade civil war?

15 Mar, '1152 Comments

My mind is in absolute turmoil. Sitting in Vancouver airport awaiting my interminable flights to get back home, I can’t prevent myself from repeatedly asking: What am I going back to? A country on the prcipesce of civil war where one is marked by the sect he or she was born into. No longer people, […]

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Something to ponder…

12 Mar, '1113 Comments

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him. — […]

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شرارة واحدة قد تكفي

شرارة واحدة قد تكفي

9 Mar, '1113 Comments

كما بدأت الحرب العظمى برصاصة يتيمة، فالبحرين أيضاً معرضة للإنزلاق في فوضى حقيقية بسبب حادثة غبية واحدة لا معنى لها، فلم تصبح الأرضية لدينا مهيأة لمثل هذا الانزلاق في هاوية الجحيم كما هي مهيئة اليوم.   لا أريد أن أنزلق إلى الاسهاب في تفاصيل الحوادث التي افتعلها المتطرفون من الطرفين، فما يدعو للارتياح حتى الآن […]

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Barred from Twitter!

Barred from Twitter!

9 Mar, '113 Comments

Can’t believe this message, popped up when I was just about to have more fun! What the hey?

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