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by Bjinse on Mon Sep 18th, 2017 at 08:46:28 PM EST
From an article in Al-Monitor about Bahrain improving relations with Israel.
Let's not forget that Bahrain is the country most threatened of all by Iran, because the Bahraini public is mainly Shiite, while its rulers are Sunni.
Why does that threaten Bahrain?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Sep 19th, 2017 at 09:19:48 AM EST
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The country and the interests of the ruling elite are supposedly one and the same.

So, if Iran appeal to the majority shi'ite population, then those interests would be inconvenienced to a greater or lesser extent by terroristic elements.

If the leadership were Shi-ite, like say in Syria, then a Sunni people rising up would be freedom fighters. Unless they're the wrong kind of sunnis, in which case we'd try to bomb all of them

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 19th, 2017 at 02:38:46 PM EST
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Fried in Shi-yite, or Sunni-side up.

Sure as eggs is eggs, we got you covered.


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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Sep 20th, 2017 at 06:04:12 AM EST
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by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Sep 19th, 2017 at 03:37:39 PM EST
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by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 21st, 2017 at 10:33:51 AM EST
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