Bahrain’s government angrily denied media reports that the Saudi Arabian government had dispatched 30 additional tanks for the regime to use in crushing protesters, insisting the entire story was made up by the Iranian state media.
But while they insisted that Iran’s PressTV was the source of the story the network’s English language website clearly cites the report as coming from Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm.
And indeed, the Egyptian paper reports that eyewitnesses saw 15 tank carriers, each carrying two Saudi tanks, traveling across the King Fahd causeway, the massive bridge between Saudi Arabia and the island nation. The move comes just a day ahead of massive Tuesday protests.
And while the Bahraini government denied this new influx of hardware, the nation has already been quite eager to use their own US-provided tanks to attack protesters. The Saudis have likewise made it clear they oppose any regime change in Bahrain, and are willing to support the Sunni monarch in any way necessary to prevent it.
8 thoughts on “Reports: Saudis Send Additional Tanks to Bahrain”
Hey Saudi King Big Nose? You're next!
What chutzpha! It seems incredible to read that the Saudi Arabian king explicitly states that he opposes people's will not only in Saudi Arabia but also in Bahrain, which is a foreign nation.
That's very nice of the Saudis to help another dick-tater stay in power by murdering his people. I wonder what the US Fifth Fleet is going to do about that…once they're done invading Libya, of course.
king to king – lie like hell the way the cia taught us, you are welcome for the loan of the tanks
King Abdullah is probably channeling the spirit of Madeleine Albright (if she has one); "What good is it having all these tanks if you don't use them?"
Where is the US coverage of Bahrain? They're firing on these people with tanks! Where's the coverage of Iraq where people are getting killed protesting?
Arab armies at their comical best: crushing light/unarmed locals but cower before Israel's…
" Where is the US coverage of Bahrain? They're firing on these people with tanks! Where's the coverage of Iraq where people are getting killed protesting? "
The problem is that Bahrain is using US-supplied tanks to do their bloody work- for the media to show those tanks gunning down civilians would indict the US as a co-author of murder. The less our home-grown military hardware is shown to the American public, the more 'plausible deniability' we create for ourselves- even though the rest of the world can plainly see who supplies the Bahraini military and why. We are just lying to ourselves if we think the USG isn't complicit in the regime's bid to retain power- we are in it up to our necks this time.
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