Framing Bahrain’s troubles as “a smoldering insurgency” and part “of Iran’s proxy war” is so irresponsible and misleading. Bahrain regime’s brutal sectarian repression is the real cause.
Many Bahrainis have endured decades of torture and false imprisonment, only to have this repression legitimized by commentators who show a reckless and cruel disregard for the truth. I hope they are proud of this shameful reporting #Bahrain
An #Iran-backed insurgency continues to challenge #Bahrain’s internal security. Groups have killed 22 police officers & wounded 3,500+ since 2011. C4 explosives & sophisticated weapons increasingly being seized.
In Bahrain, a smoldering insurgency reveals the resilience of Iran’s proxy war
WaPo has published a report on alleged Iranian involvement in Bahrain based on interviews with a government-selected group of prisoners accused of Iran-linked militancy, several of whom 'said they were tortured and sexually abused in government custody'
Interesting interview halfway through with some allegedly Iran/KH-trained Bahraini militants; also an allegation that Iran is preventing them from attacking US bases in a desire to avoid confrontation
In Bahrain, a smoldering insurgency reveals the resilience of Iran’s proxy war
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The logistics of #Iran's support for terrorists in #Bahrain is very interesting. Able to distribute weapons via dead drops on the island, training done abroad, either in Iran itself or in Iraq by Kataib Hizballah and others. ft.
This puts the Bahraini foreign minister’s statement about Israel’s right to protect itself from Iran in perspective.
In Bahrain, a smoldering insurgency reveals the resilience of Iran’s proxy war
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This is alarming but US-Bahrain relationship is strategic. "US "authorities say insurgent activity in Bahrain has increased over the past year as a handful of Iranian-backed groups armed with smuggled weapons launch attacks against security forces."