The two days of reckoning in Bahrain are fast approaching as the Al Khalifa junta threatened a blood bath. On 23rd and 24th September the people of Bahrain will attempt to re-conquer the Pearl Roundabout in order to mourn those who were murdered by the Saudi and Al Khalifa forces in mid March.
Preparations are being made to ensure a successful and peaceful operation as a first step to liberate Bahrain from the brutal Saudi occupation. The 14th February Youth are making last minute steps to ensure a peaceful march, as the Al Khalifa ministry of interior repeated threats to inflict maximum damage on anyone taking part in the proposed march. The Youth have appealed to international bodies to put pressure on the Al Saud and Al Khalifa regimes not to use violence against Bahrainis. The Bahraini opposition abroad have also written to several personalities and bodies urging them to intervene to stop a blood bath by troops, security forces and Death Squads. The plan is to reverse the crime committed by the joint aggressive forces in mid March when, under the international spotlight they waged lethal attacks on Bahrainis encamped at the Roundabout killing and injuring tens of people.
The proposed peaceful action has been planned for three reasons: The first is to tell the world that the destruction by Al Saud and Al Khalifa forces of the Pearl Monument after their criminal attack had failed to destroy the will of the Bahraini revolutionaries and that the civil movement is here to stay until a regime change has been achieved. The second is to commemorate the martyrs who have fallen over the past seven months including the latest two. The third is to draw the attention of the world on the day of proposed bye-elections for the dictator’s shura council, half of whose members are elected through a closely controlled process. There has been massive support to the move from the youth or revolutions in several countries including Yemen and Egypt.
The latest two martyrs have ignited the popular feeling of rage against the Al Saud and Al Khalifa whose machines of death have not ceased their criminal activities against the people of Bahrain. Sayyed Jawad Sayyed Ahmad Marhoon, 35, from Sitra died in agony ten days after he had been attacked by the regime’s forces with poisonous and tear gases on 3rd September. His house was also attacked on 10th September when poisonous chemical gases were thrown inside his house by the Death Squads and security forces. He emerged from the house carrying his baby daughter but had suffered massive internal injuries as a result. The second martyr is Jaffar Hassan Yousuf, 28, married with two children, from Demstan, died as a result of severe torture inflicted by the regime’s torturers during his incarceration. His massive funeral was attacked by the security forces and thugs and more people were reported injured. The attacks on Bahrainis have continued in the past few days as the people staged demonstrations throughout the country calling for a regime change and chanting: “Down with Hamad” in reference to Bahrain’s dictator who has become the most hated tyrant in the region. Among those attacked was a women protest on 16th September at Bilad Al Qadeem. Several women were injured.
Meanwhile, the US administration has been widely criticized for agreeing to receive the dictator whose trip to New York today has triggered widespread revulsion especially among human rights activists. The Obama administration has registered a drastic moral failure by its refusal to take a neutral stand with regards to the Bahraini revolution. On 15th September the New York Times published a damning article titled “Bahrain Boils Under the Lid of Repression” detailing the repression by the Al Khalifa against the people of Bahrain. On 10th September, the Washington Post published an editorial calling on the White House to take action against the Al Khalifa dictatorship and stop its double-standard policy in the Middle East. It had been hoped that Bahrain’s dictator, who has come to symbolize brutality and absolute dictatorship would not be allowed to set foot on the American soil. The American stands have been criticized by both politicians and human rights activists as the world witnesses more political saga unfolding in various parts of the Middle East.
Bahrain Freedom Movement
20th September 2011