|Pax Obama: Bahrain Expels US Diplomats for Warmongering|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, Jul 7, 2014, 08:39 PM|
Bahrain has expelled US diplomats from their borders for engaging in warmongering activities.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group. The said in a statement that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, and Labor Tom Malinowski is not welcome in Bahrain. It said he intervened in the country's domestic affairs by holding meetings with some groups at the expense of others."
US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki is quoted as saying that, "Contrary to our longstanding bilateral relationship and in violation of international diplomatic protocol, the government insisted — without advance warning and after his visit had already commenced — to have a Foreign Ministry representative present at all of Assistant Secretary Malinowski's private meetings with individuals and groups representing a broad spectrum of Bahraini society, including those held at the U.S. embassy. These actions are not consistent with the strong partnership between the United States and Bahrain."
As reported by the Houston Chronicle, "Bahrain, a tiny island nation that is home to the 's 5th Fleet, has been roiled by near-daily protests by Shiites seeking greater political rights and inspired by the Arab Spring wave of revolutions since early 2011. The Bahrain government moved to crush the uprising, which threatened to spill into neighboring Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries with Shiite populations, with the help of regional Gulf Arab forces."
Bahrain, an ally of the US, may soon order the US Navy's 5th Fleet to depart from their ports.
To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:
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