06/01/2012 – 1:57 am | Hits: 332
There is nothing wrong if revolutionaries in Bahrain ask themselves: it has been almost a year so why our revolution has not succeeded yet despite the high price we’ve paid? Have we failed already?
Such wonders might be derived from the way similar revolutions concluded, specifically in Tunisia and Egypt where “US allies” (but puppets in reality) were ousted in dramatic way last year.Through its state-of-the-art spying technology, the US administration did predict that revolutions were inevitable in the Arab world and have made sure “backups” were ready to takeover, should the situation require.If we trace back events in these countries before, during and after the revolutions, we would see that the US administration did not initially “called” for the dictators to “step down” but instead showed unconditional support to its puppets. However, as revolutions heated up, the US administration was forced to cool them down in order to preserve its influence over these countries. When Hilary Clinton called for Bin Ali to step down, the backup was already put in place, and the same was true for Egypt.The US administration has managed to re-route the revolutions in these countries to the “desired” destinations. It is obvious that the new regimes are completely pro-USA (though it is clearer in Egypt than Tunisia).Unlike in Tunisia and Egypt, the US administration could not make backups for the Alkhalifa regime in Bahrain. In other words, ouster of Hamad Bin Isa would potentially endanger US strategic interests, such as the 5th Fleet Naval base. Therefore, instead of calling for Hamad Bin Isa to step down, the US administration has continually voiced its unconditional support to Alkhalifa dynasty, while mildly advising it to undertake cosmetic reform to avoid international pressure.However, as the Pearl Revolution intensified, the US administration was forced to react, though differently this time, not by changing the puppet but by deceiving people.The “dialogue”, which took place between Salman Bin Hamad (Alkhalifa’s dynasty crown prince) and some classical opposition parties – and excluded the youth groups – in March last year aimed at ending the revolution with minimum cost while keeping Alkhalifa dynasty in power.Despite the classical opposition parties took the bait and engaged in the dialogue, the dialogue failed because it was rejected by the youth groups, who stepped up their protest in response by organizing marches in critical places such as Hamad Bin Isa’s main residence (Safreyya Palace).At this point, the US administration realized that the political parties can no longer manipulate the streets on its behalf, and therefore ordered the GCC armies to invade and to take control of the situation by brute force.The youth groups however, have managed to survive the first wave of attack on the Pearl Square and subsequent waves on the streets and nightly home-raids, and started to reorganize themselves -thanks to the decentralized approach- and have quickly regained the leading position. To make matters worse (from US and Alkhlaifa standpoint), the youth groups have united under one umbrella called February 14th Youth Coalition (Feb14YC).The Feb14YC has become the main threat to US interests because its members are unknown and they seem to be quite formidable, creative and thoughtful. Their main demand, which is the right for self-determination for all Bahrainis reflects mature understanding of the political game that exceeds the classical opposition parties by far (who are calling for mere elected government).Indeed, the US administration has been in deep trouble. On the one hand, unlike the classical opposition parties, the Feb14YC recognizes the real enemy (the US administration itself) and deals with it accordingly. On the other hand, the revolution is slowly – but surely – spreading throughout the region and anti-US sentiment is rising faster than ever. Burning USA flag has become normal activity and more radical steps could be on the way.The increasing threat to US interest and utter failure of Alkhalifa killing apparatus to end the revolution or even to contain it has promoted the US administration (and UK) to intervene directly by assigning two of their worst-reputation officers (John Timoney and John Yeats respectively). The assignment is to end the Pearl Revolution once and for all at all costs before its first anniversary, which is approaching very fast. The US administration has been working very hard on several dimensions:On the ground, increasing brutality and arrests of young people, who are suspect of being active protesters.On the media and public relations side, exaggerating non-existing reform and giving so much credits to the tyrant for appointing “Bassiouni Commission”.However, the most dangerous script is the use of the classical opposition parties to denounce Feb14YC. So far, the denouncement has been indirect but it’s gradually becoming more obvious.For the US administration to resort to its last resort, this reveals how disparate this administration is, and how frustrated it puppet has become.As for conclusion:If other revolutions took short time to fail, the Pearl Revolution is taking long time to succeed.What awaits Alkhalifa dynasty after 14th of February? Only time will tell but they may as well book their new rooms in Jeddah Palace along with Bin Ali (before Mubarak and Saleh book all rooms).Pearl Revolution Political Center6th January, 2012
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