“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Friday, May 11, 2012

US to resume military sales to protest-torn Bahrain

Deutsche Welle, 11 May 2012

The United States says it will partly resume military sales to Bahrain despite the crackdown on popular protests by the Gulf emirate's rulers since early last year. Bahrain hosts a major US naval headquarters.

The Obama administration said the deliveries to Bahrain's defense forces and coast guard excluded equipment "used for crowd control." Since the uprising began in February 2011, Amnesty International has listed 60 deaths and numerous arrests. 

Under arrest - Bahrain human
rights advocate Nabeel Rajab
On Thursday night, Bahraini riot police fired tear gas during protests by Shiite villagers near Manama who were calling for releases of detained activists.

They held aloft pictures of the prominent activist Nabeel Rajab, who was arrested last weekend for sending messages deemed insulting by the government.

In Washington, US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland urged Bahrain's ruling Sunni minority led by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to tackle what she termed "serious unresolved human rights issues."

Ruling figure - Bahrain's King Hamad
bin Al Khalifa
She said the equipment released was "for the purpose of helping Bahrain maintain its external defense capabilities," but said the US would withhold deliveries of wire-guided missiles as well as Humvee vehicles.

"Certain additional items for the Bahrain Defense Force, as well as all items for the Ministry of the Interior, excepting the Coast Guard and units deployed in Afghanistan, will also remain on hold," Nuland said.

On Wednesday, Al Khalifa had visited US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who said "much work remains to fully address ongoing human rights issues."

Sales delayed since October

The original sale delay in October 2011 had been worth $53 million (39 million euros) and included some 44 Humvees as well as several hundred wire-guided TOW missiles. Prime contractors were to have been AM General and Raytheon Co. 

Motor racing featured in graffiti with call for boycott
Bahrain's human right issues strife was highlighted by protestors last month during the world motor racing's Grand Prix which took place under heavy guard. It had been canceled in 2011.

Human rights advocates have criticized Washington for its muted response to the crackdowns in Bahrain compared to vocal US support for recent popular protests in Tunisia, Egypt and Syria.

On the other flank, Sunni-led Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council had pressured the Obama administration to back Bahrain's ruling Al Khalifa monarchy. It has rejected calls for an elected government and parliament with full legislative powers, accusing Bahrain's opposition of being influenced by Iran.

Bahrain, a strategic island nation located in the Gulf opposite Iran, has served as headquarters of the US Navy's Fifth Fleet for more than 60 years.

ipj/slk (Reuters, AFP, AP)
Related Articles:

"Healing the Military Energies in our family Tree" – Jun 13, 2011 (Kryon channelled by David Brown)

“ … There’s much violence and anger throughout the world; when we look at the Middle East, we can see that changes are coming there. The West has a lot of power over the Middle East, but that power will begin to dissolve. The Muslim people of this world will begin to have their own power, and their own prosperity, and they will begin to disconnect from the Western World. This disconnection doesn’t have to be violent as violence only happens when somebody hangs onto what doesn’t belong to them....

... What Military Energy means if we use an analogy: it would be like putting grinding paste into the oil of your motor car. Once you release these energies you will begin to feel lighter as you disconnect from this reality, and, you will find it easier and easier to release any other negative emotions. Military Energies are the core of all your problems...."

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