Thursday, November 10, 2011

Open Bahrain

Bahrain has long been known as a society that was open to ideas, embracing change and implementing the best possible solutions to advance itself in several fields especially public policy and governance. Unlike its neighboring countries in the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain took pride in its manpower, where we all worked together, hand in hand to achieve a common goal; Bettering Bahrain. For decades we've seen a move forward in spite of the many struggles that the country suffered from which have been slowly but surely remedied to a realistic degree given the time period of his Majesty's reign.

However, it was that one spring day, which we were meant to celebrate the core initiative that the Bahraini opposition called for since the 70's- a constitution, only to be welcomed by a backlash, causing bare and dangerous fractures to the very blocks that Bahrain took pride in. The country remained still, traumatized in the first few days until it was able to take some sort of action. Never had one imagined that the very land that feeds, that has opened up a society, bringing forth change that other nations would only dream of, would be bitten or bluntly, butchered in a date so important and dear to her heart. It's a matter of months now before February disembarks on our golden shores of hope, this time, what will be the outcome? Will we remain motionless until that day comes or should we assemble ourselves?

Bahrain is currently working excessively hard at restoring the flecked image some of its own people has inflicted on her, but that does not and should not mean that the rest of the people of Bahrain should just stand and watch from behind barbed lines, in fact, it's time to be proactive about it. Sometimes we do not know what hit us, until it strikes us hard. This is just like what we have gone through, need not I remind each and everyone of you, but then we shake it off like we always do and take the next shocker on unreservedly. This is what makes us Bahraini's! Many are waiting for Bahrain to fall short, sadly, some of which are its own people, whom we have all witnessed in the past few weeks disrupting the roads, injuring the lives and working around the clock to smear what is left of Bahrain's image abroad with bogus indictments and hope of relentless foreign pressure on Bahrain. It does not come by surprise, the visits to countries close and far to establish political relations, the under table meetings and phone calls with high officials and of course the worst of all, the dismantling of Hajj, a holy pilgrimage to Mecca by politicizing it. Despite everything, loyal comrades of this beloved nation, we should stand united in the face of harm. Let's not forget everything that our country has done for us and should continue showcasing it to the world, as Winston Churchill put it "truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies", so let's hold on to the truth, the facts and our voices will be heard. We have an open society, an open education, an open culture, an open economy and most of all an open Bahrain, let's embrace that and not allow for people to cover our nation with stains of hatred and vengeance- we are above that.

In the coming months, Bahrain will witness a few large events, like its 40th year of independence, Bahrain Airshow, Formula 1, Manama-Capital Culture of the Arab World 2012 and the many other activities and programs that we enjoy as Bahraini's and get excited about particularly when we see foreigners flocking to our island for. We know there are groups trying to ruin every possible experience for Bahrain, but we should stand tall, firm and knowingly that we are on the right course and continue doing so by biting the world back with a loud cheer, "YES, WE'RE STILL OPEN!".

Brave Bahrain

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bahrain: The reality of Wartime Media & Propaganda

Fellow Loyal Bahraini's, I apologize for not being around to write, but I assure you, I am working on getting some important information out. While I was browsing through my documents, I came across a quick powerpoint presentation I put together when I was abroad during the troublesome months in Bahrain, where I had the privilege of presenting it in front of University students in the United Kingdom. Feel free to use the information, circulate it and get whatever truth you want out- Bahrain deserves it. -Brave Bahrain

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Erasing Old for New: Introducing the New Middle East

            America's Fresh Foreign Policy for a New Middle East

It was June 2006 in Tel Aviv that the U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice introduced the term "New Middle East" to the world to replace the older more imposing term, the "Greater Middle East". This "New Middle East" project was introduced publicly by Washington and Tel Aviv with the expectation that Lebanon would be the pressure point for realigning the whole Middle East, where countries like the United States can redraw the map of the Middle East in accordance with its geo-strategic needs and objectives. This in itself can't help but remind us of a constructive theory called "single bullet", which was first used to explain what happened to the bullet that struck President John F. Kennedy in the back, exited through his throat and wounded Texas Governor, John Connally, consequently leading to them both have been likely struck by the same bullet.
This single bullet theory is one that clearly explains America's sought democratic impulses over its archaic imperialistic interests with careful study of using the one bullet to hit many targets in this case, striking a few Middle Eastern governments resulting in a Domino effect on its neighboring countries. This was the intention and still is, to execute it's 'New Middle East' peace plans, dividing countries and conquering those with American interests.
Throughout the years, America has found ways to rid the Gulf States of British rule to set up oil companies and expand its foreign interests precisely after a great loss in World War II, Vietnam and the Cold War, the U.S. was in dire need of capitalistic gains, which lead it to befriend Arab nations mainly oil rich GCC, gain its trust and helped them towards British decolonization. Since then, America remained in the Gulf, setting up large monetarily secure bases for its respective control and exponential growth in the region.

New Middle East Map

Border Winners: Afghanistan, Arab Shia State, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Free Blauchistan, Free Kurdistan, Iran, Islamic Sacred State, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen
Border Losers: Iraq, Pakistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and West Bank

New countries and borders are made for new countries while many established boundaries will be erased and redrawn for personalistic gains like Shia Iraq which coincidentally has all the old fields.

Secretary Condoleezza Rice stated during a press conference that "what we're seeing here (in regards to the destruction of Lebanon and the Israeli attacks on Lebanon), in a sense, is the growing- the 'birth pangs' - of a 'New Middle East' and whatever we do we have to be certain that we're pushing forward to the New Middle East and not go back to the old one". Since then, America has been plotting against the Middle East with a mentality of Lois XI's-"divide and conquer".

Despite what many might believe, after the riots in Tunisia and Egypt erupted, America was quickly and wittingly supportive of such a change, which reflects the many hidden plots behind America's stance to the Arab Spring "Revolution".

America Conspiring against Bahrain:

1- Many exposed hidden communication channels between the American Ambassador and Bahraini Shiite Leaders:







2- Obama and Robert Gates enforcing and calling for "reforms" in the region particularly Bahrain

- LA Times: Another Obama warning to Bahrain

-BBC: Barak Obama backs Bahrain king's pledge to reform

- Wallstreet Journal: Gates Calls Bahrain Reforms Insufficient

- Navy Times: Gates urging reforms in ally Bahrain

3- Scandal of US Fleet withdrawing from Bahrain, giving way to Iranian Navy

4- America's Joint Unconventional Warfare Agenda

- Wikileaks: Unconventional Warfare in the 21st Century: US Surrogates, Terrorists and Narcotrafficers

5- America's new strategy- investing in individual energy or society energy over oil and gas as deciphered by Obama's speech

-Obama's Speech

6- International government backed organizations training individuals in persuasion tactics for global view alteration and coup

- America Behind Arab Uprising (look at a thorough report on the subject)

American Shia Coalition - Illegal Affairs.



One of the striking things that one would see at the American Embassy in Bahrain is the number of Shia workers there, from the moment one walks into the Embassy up to reaching to the inside of the building, after walking a white thin line till reaching the main building. Bahraini's are aware of what is happening in the U.S. Embassy, who it speaks to, employs and why. The number of Shia Bahraini's working there is a sign of things going smoothly between the two to the point of it being "fishy", according to Wikileaks cables, it is evident that they are working together towards a common goal. The past American Ambassador, William T. Monroe has been known to have employed many Shia, communicated with them secretly about what is happening in the country. If this truly isn't the case then, Why did the protestors head to the American Embassy? Why are there many Shia's working at the American Embassy? or Why are there secret under the table conversations plans between both parties?

These are rhetorical questions that don't require an answer as everything is out in the open now and these mutual ties between the Americans and Shias (in Bahrain and regional States) has been revealed in the previous post about America backing the Arab Protests, but there is more deplorable things that are currently being investigated that will shed light on in the coming weeks. However, what is really shocking is that as part of the Embassy's diplomatic duties, that are agreed upon by international laws and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations in 1963 which illustrates in Article(55) under Respect of the laws and regulations of the receiving State

- Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. They also have a duty to not interfere in the internal affairs of the State.

Source: Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 

The American Ambassadors to Bahrain have been meddling and interfering in local affairs that do not concern them and are therefore committing unlawful acts by speaking to the opposition secretly, conducting secret meetings with them as well as sending private Intel to their country about local activities that is simply, none of their business. America is not a member of the GCC, Arab League or should have any say about the internal affairs of Bahrain.


America's Joint Unconventional Warfare for New Middle East

The top American commander in the Middle East has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity in an effort to disrupt militant groups or counter threats in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and other countries in the region, according to defence officials and military documents.

The secret directive, signed in September 2009 by Gen. David H. Petraeus, authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces. Officials said the order also permits reconnaissance that could pave the way for possible military strikes in Iran if tensions over its nuclear ambitions escalate.
This in itself could be one of the means of how many of the Americans living in Bahrain have had it easy communicating with all sects of Bahrain's society but mostly with the opposition to gather the required Intel on the government, people and what takes place within the country.

Plans for Bahrain

According to America's Foreign Policy, there will be many changes within the next few years in the region. As Obama prepares himself for another presidential run, he will keep on introducing new policies and amending old ones to win America's votes again. The public is not surprised that during the first few years of Obama's presidency, nothing crucial has been done but when the elections clock starts ticking; years later: Osama bin Laden has been located and killed. Despite what America will tell us, it is important to note that during Bush's reign, when his reputation hit an all time low, Saddam was caught and his bearded photographs were printed on every front page of a global newspaper to regain his reputation with his people and allies alike. This American game has been known for years, but all we can say is we learn from the best and America has taught us a lot in every aspect of life. We cannot deny this, however, the current plans it has for the region is one that shows its hidden agenda which is to side with all Shia's like it did with Iraq after handing them the country on a silver platter- but history will not repeat itself in Bahrain, as it is guarded by God, its loyal citizens and neighbors that are ready to fight back any threat.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

America behind Arab Uprising

It might seem a while ago, but in the hearing of nomination of Condolezza Rica as Secretary State she said "the work that America and our allies have undertaken and the sacrifices we have made have been difficult and necessary and right. Now is the time to build on these achievements to make the world safer and to make the world more free. We must use American diplomacy to help create a balance of power in the world that favors freedom. The time for diplomacy is now".
America has long continued to promote "freedom" ideologies despite their "idealistic" nature and departure from "realism". As part of this freedom movement that America took on after WWI and its freedom initiative to protect its interests nationally and abroad, it has worked hard to maintain and retain its very own creed and impose it on other nations. This kind of freedom sprung the creation of institutes such Freedom House, which served "as a leading advocate for policies to advance the democratic idea". What we have to know is that "Freedom House is a strong voice for U.S. foreign policy that places the promotion of democracy at the forefront. Freedom House representatives regularly testify before Congress, provide briefings to Congress, the State Department and other agencies, and argue the case for freedom at conferences, in op-eds and through media appearances".
Having said that, the emphasis to spread this so called American infused philosophy, the "freedom mission" has been taken on board even before the Bush Administration, as this foreign policy has been established during the time of Nixon passed to Carter, Reagan and Bush Sr. after the success of the Iranian Revolution, the spark of hatred between Iran and Iraq and the Middle Eastern regional war. However before we can look into that, an interesting Ron Nixon article in the New York Times ignited speculation to who was really behind the Arab nations sweeping uprising. As stated in his article "a small group of American government-financed organizations were promoting democracy in authoritarian Arab states". In politics, an authoritarian government, by definition, "is one in which political power is concentrated in a leader or leaders, typically by the people, who possess exclusive, unaccountable, and arbitrary power". With that in mind, it opposes the so-called American plea for "democracy" i.e. freedom. which is why it has taken this tone with the Arab Nation Uprising.

With this stringent syllabus-like methodology, America continues to strive to get governments to become more "free", even to the point of training and readying people to stand against their regime like it has done with Wael Ghanem of Egypt after training him in the arts of e-communication.
Ron Nixon, a journalist for The New York Times states that "the money spent on these programs was minute compared with the efforts by the Pentagon. But as American officials and others look back at the uprising of the Arab Spring, they are seeing that the United States' democracy-building campaigns plated a bigger role in fomenting protests than was previously known, with key leaders of the movements having been trained by the Americans in campaigning, organizing through new media tools and monitoring elections". He interestingly continues in saying that "a number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Washington".
Some of the interesting facts that have been found were the similarities in the techniques in the revolutions of Bahrain and Egypt. It is obvious that they have been rooted from a common hub and the patterns are rather obvious to the naked eye from photojournalism techniques such as: telling a story, stop and shoot, conveying a message and making the viewer question to social networking training and elements of revolutionary sympathy.
The New York Times:
Article: U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprising

National Democratic Institute:
Article: Bahrain on Edge

International Republican Institute:
Article: Canadians in the thick of Arab world's democracy struggle

Training Sessions by U.S. Government funded Institutions:

 Mattar Mattar with member of Freedom House
 Mattar Mattar sitting opposite to Condoleezza Rice during a discussion regarding Middle East issues
 Mattar Mattar at Human Rights Watch HQ during his quick visit to the United States
 Mattar Mattar on a special quick visit to the United States sitting across from Rice
 Mattar Mattar at a debate/negotations workshop in the United States
Mattar Mattar along with many Egyptians and citizens of the Arab world who have been trained by the United States

Michael Simon, who worked on targeting for the Barak Obama presidential campaign of 2008, spoke last week to members of the Egyptian Democratic Academy in Cairo.

June 11, 2010
An honorary ceremony held at Nabeel Rajab's House- President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights- in the presence of the Head of Middle East and North Africa division, Ms. Sarah Lee, her assistant Mr. Joe Stork and a group of experts and consultants in the same organization. In addition a group of members of the center and another group of lawyers interested in rights issues in Bahrain have attended the honor ceremony.

Patterns of Training- Exposed:

BAHRAIN PHOTOGRAPH - Technique: Telling a Story

EGYPT PHOTOGRAPH- Technique: Telling a Story

BAHRAIN PHOTOGRAPH- Technique: Conveying a Message 

EGYPT PHOTOGRAPH- Technique: Conveying a Message 

BAHRAIN PHOTOGRAPH- Technique: Stop and Shoot (Peaceful) 

EGYPT PHOTOGRAPH- Technique: Stop and Shoot (Peaceful) 

BAHRAIN PHOTOGRAPH- Technique: Make the Viewer Question

 EGYPT PHOTOGRAPH- Technique: Make the Viewer Question

BAHRAIN PHOTOGRAPH- Technique: Similar Tossed Phrases

EGYPT PHOTOGRAPH- Technique: Similar Tossed Phrases

John Kerry (U.S. Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee) celebrating the Egyptian revolution and regime overthrow of a once U.S. ally.

Foreign policy problems are more complicated than Americans and their native idealism. The use of force to stop human-rights abuses or to promote democracy, they argue, usually ends poorly. In the fall of 2002, six months before the invasion of Iraq, George Kennan, perhaps the most articulate realist of the 20th century said, "Today if we went to Iraq, as the President would like us to do, you know where you begin. You never know where you are going to end".  Thus, it is important for America to choose the right side in this ongoing Iranian battle of the mind before it makes the same mistakes it did with Iraq when it handed it over to the Persians on a plate of gold.
The hands of U.S. meddling in Arab affairs are obvious and the patterns of training have been exposed clearly and without question. The schooling methods were by the book and evidence has it that the same noted institutions have been behind these training camps for revolutionary youth movements in the Arab nations from Westernized Tunisia to Extremist Yemen.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Iran's Crimes Against Humanity

The term crimes against humanity has come to mean odious offences that constitute a serious attack on human dignity. The most significant use of the phrase originated in 1907 Hague Convention preamble, which put forth the customary law of armed conflict. These laws were based on the existing State practices of the "laws of humanity". It was during May 24, 1915 when the Allies of WWI; Britain, France and Russia jointly issues a statement explicitly denouncing, for the first time, the commission of "crimes against humanity" in response to the Armenian Genocide. Right after the war has ended, an international war crimes commission recommended the creation of a tribunal to "try violations of the laws of humanity".

Crimes against humanity have existed in customary international law for over half a century and are also evidences in prosecutions before some national courts, however, there has been a few evidences showing that there is a case currently put together to try the Royal family of Bahrain for the so-called "crimes against humanity", with countries like Iran and Lebanon backing such claims and even financing the trips of these individuals to pressure the government of Bahrain to step down or face "detriment" as boldly said by Ali Larijani, representative of Supreme Iranian Extremist Leader, Ali Khamenei. Ridiculous for a country notorious as Iran to point or even help in supporting any sort of case against the government of Bahrain, as Iran has stepped too far and today, Bahrain along with its allies have secured enough evidence needed to prosecute the government of Iran, of which Ali Khamenei is responsible for as the fanatic revolutionary head of State.

In 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) along with Rome Statute provided jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The definition of what is a "crime against humanity" has significantly broadened from its original legal definition or that used by the UN, where in Article 7, Iran itself has proved to violate every human right by its silenced atrocities and widespread attacks against its civilian population with knowledge of these attacks.

Source: UN Article 7

1. Murder: The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.
Iran's massive killing spree has not begun today, in fact after the rise of Supreme Leader Ayoutallah, Ali Khamenei, there were a series of murders and appearances from 1988-1998 by Iranian government operatives of Iranian dissident intellectuals, who had been critical of the Islamic Republic system in some way. The victims included more than 80 writers, translators, poets, political activists and ordinary citizens and were killing by a variety of means- car crashes, stabbings, shootings in staged robberies, injections with potassium to stimulate a heart attack- in what many believe was an attempt to avoid any connection between them. The pattern of murders did not come to light until late 1998 when a political leader Dariush Forouhar, his wide and three dissident writers, were murdered in the span of two months. Till this day, Iran exercises mass murders and numerous atrocities under the name of "Islamic Law".

Source: CNN

Source: CNN

Source: Euro News

* 'Alarming' Rise In Executions In Iran Raises Concern
Source: Radio Free Europe

* Iran draws criticism for 'alarming' rate of executions

Source: The National Newspaper



                                       The Handing of Ahwazi Iranian

2. Extermination: extinction: complete annihilation.

Iran has been living to fulfill its long planned out 50 year plan for regional growth and domination. With that said, it is slowly exterminating the minorities in its lands to gain power and control over them. These minorities that live in Iran are: Ahawazi who are Arab Iranians, where many of oil wells are in the country, Kurdish, Balouch, Turk, Armenian and Christians to name a few of their many minorities. These are being eradicated, for the widespread of their revolution which they are slowly but surely exporting to the Middle East for superiority.

* Execution-happy Iran adds to its rapidly growing butcher’s bill

Source: National Post

* 47 executions in 3 weeks
Source: Mail & Guardian South Africa

* Tehran on a killing 'spree'
Source: The Australian

Source: Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran


Left: Zamel Bavi 29 year old, an Ahwazi Arab, executed after a year in solitary confinement and torture

Right: Iranian government sentenced Yusef Azizi Bani Turfi, a prominent Ahwazi Arab writer and author of several books, to five years in prison after he criticised the government’s heavy handling of peaceful demonstration in Arabic area of al Ahwaz in April 2005.


Left: Mohammad Hassan Falahieh, an Ahwazi Arab Journalist and Broadcaster is in prison for reporting bad Living conditions of Ahwazi Arabs

Right: Ali Afrawi 17 years old Ahwazi Arab, Hanged in Public


Left:  Silva Harotonian, an Iranian-Armenian IREX employee who has been sentenced to three years in prison

Right: A Baluch man Hanged, officer taking photo


Left: Babak Tehrani (Pic in his Mothers hand): 12 Persian Jews who were kidnapped by the Iranian secret police between 1994 and 1997 and have not been heard from since.
Right: Kaveh Aziz Poor, a Kurdish man who was from a village near Mahabad city, lost consciousness under torture and after 20 days died in hospital in the city of Uromiyeh


Left: Farzad Kamngar a Kurdish teacher and environmental campaigner Executed in 2010 

Right: Turkish man injured during demonstration in Tabriz city by Basij

3. Enslavement: to make a slave of; reduce to slavery.

Source: Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Enslavement and Kidnapping of Ahwazi

4. Deportation or forcible transfer of population

* Violent Suppression of Ahwazi Arab Protests Must Stop
Source: Iran Human Rights

* Killing of Khuzestani in Iran
Source: Iran Human Rights

 Iran's continous extermination of Arab Ahwazi, a natural resources rich region to control oil

5. Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law

*US Hikers to go on trial behind Closed Doors
Source: The Epoch Times

The three American hikers charged with espionage in Iran went on trial behind closed doors

6. Torture

Source: Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Source: Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Source: Source: Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
The hitting and torturing of Ahwazi in Iran

Shivan Qaderi, who with two other men were shot by Iranian security forces the security forces, then They tied Qaderi's body to a Toyata jeep and dragged it through the streets

7. Rape, Sexual Slavery, Enforced Prostitution, Forced Pregnancy, Enforced Sterilization or any other form of Sexual violence of comparable gravity

Source: Telegraph

Source: Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

8. Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of Court

* Iran Targets Christians With a Wave of Arrests

Source: The Wallstreet Journal

* In Iran, a Christian pastor faces death sentence

Source: CNN

9. Enforced disappearance of persons

- Iran reformers 'abducted' by security forces

Source: The independent

- Mousavi and Karrouibi's disappearance
Source: LA Times


The disapperances of Mousavi and Kerroubi because they called for reform

10. Crime of Apartheid

*Iran Arab minority protest deaths must be investigated

Source: Amnesty International

*Crimes Against Humanity at Camp Ashraf
Source: The Independent

Sunni mosque Bulldozered by Iranian government in Baluchistan 

 Police and special elite Revolutionary Guard forces stormed the Muslim Sufi lodge, Some 80 people were injured

11. Other inhumane acts of similar character intentionally causing great, suffering or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health

*IRAN using 'child soldiers' to suppress Tehran protests
Source: The Guardian UK

An unknown number of schoolchildren currently serve in the ranks of the Basij, an Iranian paramilitary force, according to CSUCS. They have reported that the state conscripts for the regular army at age 19- while accepting volunteers at age 16- and those at 17 can work for the police.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Iran's Human Rights file is filled with bloodbaths, genocides and wretched carnage. The country runs on the blood of innocent people to get their plans underway and without interruption, while they quietly draw and execute their "Lebanization" blueprint on Iraq and gradually in the Middle East, but before people like Ali Larijani declare: "support for regional popular revolutions, especially for the uprising of people of Bahrain, is an Islamic obligation", why isn't saving the people of his country an obligation, instead of them focusing on the situation in Bahrain. Iran's political motives proved its deceitful and hypocritical nature towards the Arabs, but it the Arab awakening happening thanks to their quick hunger unfolding which served to benefit the Arabs and mostly Bahrain.