Tag: Politics

Vituperation

Vituperation

23 Jul, '0812 Comments

That itty bitty thing that is almost completely obscured by the Shuttle’s rudder is the archipelago of Bahrain. Not only one of the smallest kingdoms in the world, but also one of the smallest countries therein. Period. But ask any Bahraini about his country and you will be forgiven for thinking that they hail from […]

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Spoke too soon. Another opinion writer in the dock

21 Jun, '0811 Comments

No sooner than I published my excitement about the steps taken recently by the Ministry of Information to correct past mistakes which resulted in Bahrain taking a beating in all major press and publications indices than I wake up this morning to the news that Abdulla Hassan Buhassan of the National Action Democratic Society has […]

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more trouble…

more trouble…

19 Jun, '088 Comments

They’re starting to gather at the Saar Roundabout as I write this. Various parties called for a demonstration in support of cleric Isa Qassim of Duraz, the followers of whom felt slighted by Jassim Alsaidi’s unwarranted attack on “their symbol”, and as they regard an attack on Qassim as an attack on the whole religion, […]

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Obama’s Middle East

Obama’s Middle East

7 Jun, '08108 Comments

It doesn’t surprise me at all to hear Obama’s unreserved support of Israel, delivered in his speech at the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby. I expected it in fact, maybe to demonstrate his disconnection from the background and descent that dogged him in his campaign. I suppose this will now intensify even more now that he has […]

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Nepal, a harbinger of things to come

Nepal, a harbinger of things to come

29 May, '0816 Comments

Congratulations to the Nepalese nation on their joining the modern democracies voluntarily. Congratulations on declaring themselves a republic, one in which the promise is held for a better and more inclusive way of life. 239 years under absolute monarchist rule came to an end yesterday and Nepal became yet another of the Himalayan countries to […]

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