Saturday, February 19, 2011

Better News in Bahrain

Some expatriate friends of ours in Bahrain say that the country is in lockdown and they are going stir-crazy at home.

According to reports today, a crowd of protestors has reclaimed the Pearl Roundabout area where a crowd of peaceful protestors was violently attacked by security forces in the middle of the night a few days ago. Crown 

Prince Salman, the son of the King, has also pulled the army off the streets and is talking about dialogue with the Shiite opposition.

It looks like the regime is pulling back from the brink, by addressing the opposition's condition that the army be withdrawn before dialogue begins. Salman is part of the younger generation and definitely understands that the only way his family will maintain a political role in Bahrain is by working with the Shiite majority. 

Can the two sides work out a solution? Let's hope.

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