Monday, March 14, 2011

Saudi Troops Enter Bahrain to Squash Protests

The good news; Saudi Arabia is stable so the oil markets will not tank the world economy. The bad news; Saudi Arabia is stable (meaning all of their 'bad behavior' will continue for the foreseeable future) and pretty much everything else...

"Saudi Arabia sent troops into Bahrain on Monday to help put down weeks of protests by the Shiite Muslim majority, a move opponents of the Sunni ruling family on the island called a declaration of war.

Analysts saw the troop movement into Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, as a mark of concern in Saudi Arabia that concessions by the country's monarchy could inspire the conservative Sunni kingdom's own Shiite minority.

About 1,000 Saudi soldiers entered Bahrain to protect government facilities, a Saudi official source said, a day after mainly Shiite protesters overran police and blocked roads.

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