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‘Thousands Bahraini workers made jobless over political, religious views’

Press TV – May 1, 2018

Bahrain’s main Shia opposition group, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, says authorities have made thousands of citizens jobless over the past few years due to their political and religious beliefs as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

The dissolved political party, in a statement released on International Workers’ Day, also known as Labor Day or Workers’ Day, said 4,400 Bahrainis have lost their jobs as a result, warning that the number is on the rise.

Al-Wefaq then pointed to the Manama regime’s “policy of starvation and impoverishment against citizens because of their political opinions.”

The statement further noted that a small fraction of those unemployed people have been hired, but in lower-paying jobs.

Al-Wefaq also paid tribute to Bahraini workers, who lost their lives while taking part in the country’s popular uprising, as well as those who have been permanently disabled due to brutal torture in the regime’s prisons.

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.

They are demanding that the Al Khalifah dynasty relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.

Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.

Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown.

On March 5, 2017, Bahrain’s parliament approved the trial of civilians at military tribunals in a measure blasted by human rights campaigners as being tantamount to imposition of an undeclared martial law countrywide.

The Bahraini king ratified the constitutional amendment on April 3 last year.

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  1. Middle East
    60 Israeli Special Forces enter Bahrain
    By News Desk – 13/02/2017

    Middle East Panorama quoted an informed source in the Bahrain International Airport saying:

    “a collection of 60 people from Tel Aviv with Israeli passports have entered Bahrain through the Qatar Airways with a large collection of wooden boxes.”

    The source added the delegation that had come to receive them, comprised of a set of security men who transferred them to an unknown location with cars that belonged to the Ministry of the Interior.

    It has been reported that with the arrival of these 60 people, the presence of security agents, increased. They also prevented anyone from taking photos. They even stopped some travelers who had begun taking photos.

    However, Times of Israel revealed citing the Israeli minister of regional cooperation that there are the economic relations between Manama and Tel Aviv as well as training a number of the Bahraini riot police.

    The minister added that Israel is seeking ways to expand its relations with Arab states of the Persian Gulf. The Minister also disclosed that remedial measures on the king and his family in Tel Aviv or Manama have been conducted. He also said the recent visit of the trade delegation of Jewish citizens with the American and European passports, happened due to the invitation of the king.

    COMMENTS:
    (1) Daeshbags Sux

    Israel also armed Iran to the teeth in the 80’s. From where do you think Iranian commandos got their Uzis? Not a Shah’s purchase.
    65th Army Brigade Special Forces

    Mahmud’s bodyguard:


    It’s far to be all :
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel's_role_in_the_Iran%E2%80%93Iraq_war

    http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Ronald_Reagan/Irangate_Israel_TICC.html

    Iran’s F-4 Phantoms fly on Israelis dismantled ones as spare parts.
    And don’t think it ceased since the 80’s Iran-Iraq war when there were around 150 Israeli aircraft technicians assuming IrAF maintenance in Iran!
    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/03/gunrunning-attention-narrative/
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10649567/US-investigates-illegal-military-equipment-shipments-from-Israel-to-Iran.html

    In case you wouldn’t know, Israelis built all the modern irrigations systems in Iran, you find Iranian pistachios on Tel-Aviv markets and Jaffa oranges on Tehran markets.

    (2) Rav G
    So if, in your far fetched theory, Iran and Yiz are still in cahoots, who is the target patsy?

    And what about Stuxnet?

    (3) Basiji
    Rav G, forget about Stuxnet, Mossad had concrete plans to assassinate Imam Khomeini upon his arrival in Tehran, and was about to execute them. This was prevented because the zionists did not manage to convince the US regime about the benefits of the operation.

    Not to mention the abduction of four Iranian diplomats by zionist surrogates in southern Lebanon at the beginning the Iranian Revolution.

    Not to mention how every “Israeli” citizen who had been working in Iran under the shah, fled the country overnight and in panic when the Islamic Republic took over.

    See:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/iran-blog/2015/jun/05/mossad-assassination-irans-khomeini-says-israel-agent

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_Iranian_diplomats_kidnapping

    Right from the beginning of the Iranian Revolution, Tel Aviv started viewing Iran as an enemy and vice versa. In 1979, the Mossad was ready and willing to assassinate Imam Khomeni but was held back by the Americans.

    The history of the Iranian-“Israeli” conflict is so rich in episodes that several books would be required to cover all its aspects. Frankly, Stuxnet is a meager detail when compared to the entire scope hostile actions carried out by Tel Aviv against Iran over the past 38 years.

    “Daeshbags Sux”‘s logorrhea is in fact identical to takfiri wahhabi propaganda against Iran. He and anti-Syrian terrorist groups are completely aligned when it comes to their ludicrous conspiracy narrative regarding Iran.

    His main argument revolves around Iranian special forces using Uzi-copies (these aren’t even “Israeli”-made). An incredibly weak and shaky argument, when it is common knowledge that Iran’s allies in Lebanon, that is Hezbollah, captured lots of “Israeli” small arms including Uzi submachine guns during the many battles they fought against the zionist occupiers. And Iran’s strength at reverse-engineering and domestically producing not just small arms is also common knowledge.

    In fact, it’s not surprising, as it reflects the undeniable zionist-wahhabi alliance taking shape right before our eyes and in all publicity.

    You should also know that “Daeshbags Sux” is an MKO supporter. The MKO is a terrorist sect opposed to the Iranian government, which murdered some 17000 Iranian citizens, which allied itself with Saddam Hussein against their own country during the Iran-Iraq war, which has zero popular support among Iranians, and that includes opponents of the Islamic Republic. We all view them as traitors.

    But what is most interesting about the MKO, is that they have very close relations to terrorist groups operating in Syria and Iraq. FSA leaders such as Ahmed Jarba met with Maryam Rajavi, head of the MKO terror cult. Also, the MKO published an apologetic article on their website praising ISIS’s conquest of half of Iraq in 2014.

    See:

    This is the kind of terrorist group that this “Daeshbags Sux” character promotes at Al Masdar News. He is not what he pretends to be, and his mission here should be obvious to all by now. Do not fall for the nonsense he spreads, it is not worth taking seriously at all. And do not feed him. He is not on our side, nor on the side of the Syrian government.

    What I don’t quite get is why Al Masdar News administrators keep tolerating his systematic copy-pasting of wahhabi-zionist propaganda. Either way, he is not the only person capable of copy-pasting comments here. Whenever he reiterates his disinformation, we shall be here to set the record straight again.

    Basiji
    Ok, let’s cut through this toxic mass of disinformation.

    “Behind the scenes help from Israel”: yeah, keep repeating the main talking points of wahhabi propaganda. We know zionists and wahhabis are in cahoots against Iran, so no wonder this zionist would desperately attempt to spread those wahhabi fallacies in order to delegitimize Iran with the Muslim and anti-imperialist publics.

    Two “Israelis” were arrested by the US for trying to smuggle F-4 parts to Iran in 2014 – and how exactly does that prove zionist regime invovlement? It doesn’t. Unless the user is trying to suggest, in classic judeophobic fashion, that every “Israeli” automatically and blindly acts upon orders from the Tel Aviv regime due to some cultural or genetic predisposition to that effect. As he knows darn well, some “Israeli” citizens are arrested for spying for Iran. Is he going to tell us that the zionist regime makes its own agents rot in jail?

    ‘Prisoner X’ Leaked Mossad Intelligence to Iranian Businessman, New Book Claims
    http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.575637

    The zionist regime never militarily “aided” Iran after the Islamic Revolution. This is grotesque disinformation which only certified nutsos, such as takfiri wahhabi terrorists, may take seriously. The Iran-Contra affair, in which “Israeli” businesmenn acted as middlemen for the transfer of 16 US-made SAM Hawk missiles and 2500 US-made TOW antitank missiles (compare that with the 13000 TOW missiles delivered to the Saudis in order to murder the Syrian people), was not an “Israeli” operation. It was the US regime that sent Iran those arms, and it did so only because Iran was holding American hostages in Lebanon. After the deal, those hostages happened to be released. Also, this was a one-time, exceptional weapons transfer to Iran, which Iran coerced the US into carrying out, because Iran, via Hezbollah, was holding those American hostages. There was no strategic decision on the US regime’s part to help Iran, and even less so on the zionist side.

    Apart from this and another episode involving France (which was equally affected by the hostage taking of its citizens in Lebanon), the embargo on arms sales to Iran was total throughout the Holy Defence (Iran-Iraq war), and it was systematically enforced by both superpowers, whereas Saddam could buy almost anything he wanted, and was armed to the teeth (he was delivered several hundreds of fighter jets, thousands of pieces of armor, hundreds of SAMs, etc by both eastern and western blocks). Iran could hardly import any military gear from anyone in the 80’s, simply because Iran was (and is) under international arms embargo. Iran did not obtain a single bullet from “Israel”, neither now, nor in the 80’s. The above user is spreading outright lies here.

    Not a single foreign military adviser has been stationed in Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution. This is a well known fact, much like the provisions in the Iranian constitution forbidding the establishment of foreign military bases on Iranian soil. The preposterpous statement of the quoted user demonstrates just how little he really knows about Iranian military and defence affairs, as well as about Iran’s geopolitics.

    Nope, the Iranian endeavour to use Hawk as an air-to-air missile had nothing to do with previous, similar “Israeli” projects. And as said, the 16 Hawk missiles Iran received during the war came from the US, not from “Israel”.

    Instead of issuing blanket outlandish statements and trying to pass them off as facts, the user would gain in reading a serious book or two on the subject. Specialized authors such as Tom Cooper (who by no means is pro-Iranian) and many others have long documented the fact that Iranian technicians and scientists acquired the capability to fully overhaul all fighter jets in the IRIAF’s inventory, which is why the F-4s, F-5s and F-14s are still flying. Not because of some imported spare parts, which wouldn’t have been provided by the zionist regime anyway. Any attempt to portray Iran as some sort of backwards nation devoid of such skills, not only puts one at odds with verifiable facts, but prevents any sufficiently informed person from taking one’s arguments seriously.

    No such thing as “Israeli” military sales to Iran. The Saudi-wahhabi tin foil hat needs to be taken off!

    The zionist regime never helped Iran during the war with Iraq. Tel Aviv never sold a bullet to Iran, and there is no “500 million $ deal” except perhaps in wahhabi-controlled minds. A handful of “Israeli” businessmen acting as middlemen to transfer a token amount of American-made missiles to Iran with the sole purpose of having US hostages liberated in Lebanon, does not qualify as governmental assistance to a warring party with the aim of militarily assisting that party. The purpose of the deal was to free western hostages, not to help Iran. Proof of this is that the arms transfer was exceptional, and that the US went over to shooting down an Iranian civilian airliner and directly entering the war on Iraq’s side less than two years after the Iran-Contra episode. Google Operation Praying Mantis, and so on.

    Right from the beginning of the Iranian Revolution, Tel Aviv started viewing Iran as an enemy and vice versa. In 1979, the Mossad was ready and willing to assassinate Imam Khomeni but was held back by the Americans.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/iran-blog/2015/jun/05/mossad-assassination-irans-khomeini-says-israel-agent

    Not to mention the kidnapping of four Iranian diplomats by zionist surrogates in Lebanon in the early 80’s, even before Hezbollah was created.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_Iranian_diplomats_kidnapping

    “Allies”, my foot. Besides, if the above user truly believed the Islamic Republic was a “secret ally” to the zionists, he would never endorse, as he did on this website, the worst kinds of anti-IRI terrorists, such as the MKO sect or ethnic separatists, nor would he spend his time denigrating Iran’s prowess. Rather, he’d just praise his beloved “Israel’s” supposed “ally”. Which clearly suggests he’s not being honest, and that he has obvious ulterior motives, which aren’t so hard to guess.

    By the way, I would like every reader here to know that the MKO sect, which “Daeshbags Sux” has repeatedly supported here, is a kind of sister-organization to the FSA and other antu-Syrian terrorists. MKO and FSA leader have held public meetings already.

    See:

    I want everyone here to know that “Daeshbags Sux” is not what he pretends to be with respect to Syria.

    If what he is proposing was “true” and if the presence of reverse-engineered Uzi-copies in Iran was sufficient “proof” of it, then Iranian authorities would refrain from publicizing those pictures. Thus, his allegation is not making any sense, even within the parameters of his own, wahhabi-zionist-inspired conspiracy narrative.

    Now let me educate readers as to how Iran got hold of those Uzi-copies (they are not originals): quite simply, Lebanon’s Hezbollah captured many Uzi submachine guns as well as other small arms from the IDF forces it has been fighting since 1982. Some were subsequently sent to Iran, whereupon Iranian technicians reverse-engineered them. No need to devise outlandish explanations when it’s that obvious and logical. In short, Tel Aviv sold not a single Uzi to Iran. These are spoils of Hezbollah’s wars against “Israel”, combined with Iranian ingenuity and domestic production capability.

    As for Iraq’s nuclear program, Iran never “asked” Tel Aviv for assistance. The user is simply making things up. The zionist regime did not intend to “help Iran” by bombing those installations, it sought to protect itself from Saddam. There’s no point twisting and spinning facts, readers aren’t quite that naive. Oh, and Iran did not “fail”, the Iranian raids were successful enough.

    As for the propaganda concerning irrigation systems: no “Israeli” company has ever taken part in any irrigation project in Iran after the Islamic Revolution, and there are plenty of sources confirming this. All there was took place before the Islamic Revoilution of 1979, i.e. under the former Iranian regime. So, the user should try some intellectual honesty for a change, instead of misquoting papers or trying to score points with sophistic constructs.

    Of course any and all types of inter-state relations between Iran and “Israel” were entirely and abruptly broken off after the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the ousting of the zionist-friendly shah regime. The ousted shah of Iran was part of the periphery doctrine, not the Islamic Republic, as Imam Khomeini completely shattered that regional security configuration. Former Mossad intelligence analyst on Iran, Yossi Alpher, confirms it here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tqL3U2YrZY (POWERFUL VIDEO)

    Islamic Iran has successfully been resisting against USraeli hegemony in the region for over 38 years. Iran offers an alternative model of independent development that may appeal to other developing nations and encourage them to seek independence from their neo-colonial masters and patronizing powers. Iran supports the Palestinian cause like no other actor. For all these reasons, Iran is a thorn in the side of US and “Israeli” decision makers, because Iran challenges their regional (and by extension global) hegemony.

    Fascists like Netanyahu naturally wish to see Iran destroyed just like they wanted Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan annihilated. But Islamic Iran will be his stumbling block.

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