In the case of Egypt, Washington talks about the aspirations of the protestors, and urges restraint by the authorities. In Bahrain, home of the US Fifth Fleet, where the local dictator is basically owned by Washington, we can see, in the video below, that peaceful demonstrators are simply gunned down in the streets.
The Battle of Bahrain
Bahrain is a key element of the administration’s strategy against Iran: it is the headquarters of the Fifth Fleet, and will be the linchpin of any future military action in the Gulf by US forces. Simply put, the Empire cannot afford to lose Bahrain. “Bahrain is a friend and an ally and has been for many years,” intones our Secretary of State…
WARNING GRAPHIC Bahrain royal family
orders army to open fire on innocent people