20 May 2011

Does Bahrain's Diplomacy Foretell of a Better Resolution?

Cameron shaking the Prince of Bahrain yesterday will anger human rights activists across the UK.

Salman is seeking to repair his country's reputation as one of the unstable in the Arab Spring. Like Syria and Yemen, the protestors being killed for demanding democracy did not, apparently, require NATO intervention.

One can only assume from the PM's spokesman's comment '...the situation in different countries is different. There are different circumstances and we need to reflect that' means Bahrain is still a major purchaser of Britain's weaponry and therefore intervention would be economically damaging. Ahem.

Let us hope the horrors in Bahrain are stopped as a result of diplomatic conversations and the outcome is a more adult and logical process than the diabolical issues in Libya.

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