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Martyrs

There’s nothing more sacred than giving one’s┬álife 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 …

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Moral Bankruptcy of the Arab World

After a recent visit, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, declared: “Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years.” – BBC What started as hope for change for the better, hope for a better future, hope for democracy and human rights, soon descended into calculated chaos. None of the countries afflicted by that spark have faired well. None. Heavy handedness in dealing with popular demands, deep mistrust …

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Battle of the Telcos has started!

Here’s the VIVA ad this morning thanking the people of Bahrain for their welcome and for the unmitigated success of their number launch campaign: VIVA\’s Ad and a couple of pages later we find Bateclo has taken the top half of the page with this: Batelco\’s Ad Which is a deep poke in VIVA’s eye! The background of this story is that when VIVA launched their number booking campaign, their servers crashed horribly for a few …

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Charlie Wilson’s War

We’ve just come back from watching Charlie Wilson’s War [IMDB] which we enjoyed, generally, except for the various obvious censored parts which was extremely annoying and yet another affirmation of my hating to watch movies in cinemas in Bahrain. I suspect that the ham fisted attempts at controlling what we view this time is not just to “protect us from ourselves” in seeing scantily clad women, but political innuendos most probably tendered against Saudi Arabia’s joint …

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Beneficial conflicts

I’ve just come back from a very interesting talk given by Dr. Khaled Abdulla who was a guest speaker at tonights Rotary Club of Adliya meeting. Dr. Khaled is one of the pre-eminent economists in Bahrain as his very successful career asserts. In tonight’s talk entitled “Oil Prices and Impact on the Economy“, he posed a loaded question: “Why is it that in this region of the world we are faced with a major conflict whenever …

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