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It’s sooooo quiet

It’s sooooo quiet

26 Sep, '0623 Comments

Traditionally, if something happens in Bahrain that even touches on perceived loyalties to the ruling family, or lack thereof, we get full- or at least half-page adverts crying foul and heavily beating chests in demonstration of the advertiser’s eternal love and loyalty to the royal family, or person, or both, at the cost of “those […]

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Shaikh Ahmed is unperturbed

Shaikh Ahmed is unperturbed

21 Sep, '0667 Comments

I met briefly with Shaikh Ahmed bin Attiyatallah this morning and asked him directly for his comment about the hot topic of this week; what he said is that it is a case of revenge. “I fired the guy and he didn’t like it, so he’s unleashed this ‘thing’[1] as revenge against me” When I […]

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How to screw up a conspiracy

20 Sep, '0612 Comments

1. document everything, just in case you need to save your ass. 2. continuously shout out “it wasn’t me” and practice making puppy eyes. 3. depend on morons, just like yourself, who too can’t organise a piss-up in a brewery. 4. spend a lot of money and keep receipts. see 1. 5. hire some mercenaries […]

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Elections coming up!

19 Sep, '069 Comments

Finally, we have some movement. Of course there is no guarantee that the anticipated movement will be good, as there are no guarantees for it being the opposite, but as the local idiom goes: “الحركة بركة” – loosely translated: “in movement there is a blessing” So the king invited the heads of the political societies […]

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Bandargate…

16 Sep, '0618 Comments

Let the games begin. سلطات الأمن تبعد صلاح البندر عن البلاد أبعدت السلطات الرسمية مساء أمس الأول (الثلثاء) المستشار السابق في أحد الأجهزة الرسمية صلاح البندر، بريطاني الجنسية من أصل سوداني، إلى المملكة المتحدة (لندن)ØŒ بعد ان تم التحقيق معه في الليلة نفسها في مبنى النيابة العامة، حيث وجهت له تهمة محاولة قلب نظام الحكم […]

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