Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bahraini spokesman offers more poppycock, a specialty of the potentate

Since February 14th, when the opposition demonstrations in Bahrain began, the government has insisted that the opposition is a tool of Iran.  There is no credible evidence that Iran played a significant role in organizing, funding or facilitating the demonstrations (and it is noteworthy that U.S. government officials expressed doubts about Bahraini claims).  Now the fanciful Fahad Ebrahim Shehabi, a spokesman for the Parliament, insists that Wefaq withdrew from the "dialogue" following the guidance of 'Ali Khamenei, the Iranian leader.  This is poppycock.

The Wefaq withdrawal reflects the fact that the dialogue cannot and does not permit the opposition's demands to be seriously addressed.

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