Tag: #feb14

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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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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All it takes, is a spark.

8 Mar, '1137 Comments

Like the Great War which started with a single bullet, Bahrain too can descend into real chaos by just a single, stupid, miscalculated, and unwarranted incident. The ground has never been as fertile as it is today to transform a spark into an inferno. Let’s not dwell on the various incidents sponsored by extremists on […]

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Why no dialogue? The opposition’s answer

3 Mar, '1136 Comments

The political societies released a statement this afternoon explaining their position regarding the national dialogue called for by the Crown Prince almost two weeks ago. Here are their reasons, and my translation (errors in translation are mine alone and done in good faith): Press Conference of the Assemblies of political opposition societies on the reasons […]

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Is there any better time than this to talk?

Is there any better time than this to talk?

1 Mar, '1117 Comments

I honestly don’t think so. The invitation to dialogue is about two weeks old and all what we’ve had so far – at least as far as I can see – are unilateral monologues fueled by wild speculation and rumours. The opposition seems to be biding its time in order to extract more concessions, while […]

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