There’s nothing more sacred than giving one’s life up to serve one’s country, to protect it and repel its enemies. Those are the courageous heroes. The few amongst the many. Who sacrifice their lives such.
My condolences to the families and friends of the martyred soldiers and to Bahrain.
I remember that I proposed the creation of a National Edifice during the first National Dialogue to commemorate and remember our martyrs. Wether they be from the police, military establishments or indeed those who have died under torture and brutality as has been identified by the BICI commission, those and the many others since the political movements started in the early 1900 and probably before that too.
I’m not sure what has happened with that proposal. My understanding is as it was not opposed (or was it? I can’t clearly remember) then His Majesty must have approved it when the outcome of the Dialogue was presented for his ratification. Regardless of the status of this particular case, some edifice need to be created nonetheless. I feel that it will bring the whole of Bahrain together to commemorate our fallen, lest they be forgotten. And worse, the cause that has claimed them repeat itself without us learning from the painful experiences.
May God rest those who have given their lives in the service of their country and its people, and may He place them in the highest echelons of Heaven.