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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Video: Another dead in Bahrain as police open fire on funeral procession

The upheaval in the Arab world continues. On Monday, two people were killed in demonstrations in Bahrain, and on Tuesday morning, another person was killed when police opened fire on a funeral procession.

Let's go to the videotape. This is from Monday.



And here's a picture from Tuesday's funeral procession.

That picture came from someone named Mahmood, who has lots more pictures here.

In other news that may or may not be connected, Bahraini King Hamad Bin Isa al-Khalifa has become the first Arab leader to call to congratulate Egypt's Hussein Tantawi, who has temporarily become President of that country.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak became the first 'world leader' to telephone Tantawi on Saturday.

So why dwell on Bahrain on an Israeli blog? Well, Bahrain is the smallest country in the region but it's also one of the most important. Bahrain hosts the United States Navy's 5th fleet. If the US is eventually to play any role in an attack on Iran, it is inevitable that the 5th fleet will be involved.

What could go wrong? Unfortunately, a lot.

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