Repressing Democracy In #Bahrain With American Weapons #ows #oo

When President Obama decides soon whether to approve a $53 million arms sale to the United States’ close but despotic ally Bahrain, he must weigh the fact that America has a major naval base there and that Bahrain is a moderate, modernizing bulwark against Iran.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/opinion/sunday/kristof-repressing-democracy-with-american-arms.html?_r=1&src=tp

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