Even during and after Bahrain’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, the U.S. "continued to provide weapons and maintenance to the small Mideast nation," Defense Department documents released to ProPublica reveal. "The list includes ammunition, combat vehicle parts, communications equipment, Blackhawk helicopters, and an unidentified missile system."

5 Responses to “During Bahrain's bloody crackdown, America continued selling Arms”

  1. Brian McKeever says:

    I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.

  2. Marja Erwin says:

    Also, an American police chief noted for violent crackdowns on pro-democracy protests in Philadelphia and Miami has been an advisor in Bahrain.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Timoney_%28police_chief%29

  3. Paul Renault says:

    Not new behaviour, as everyone knows…

    Read  Edwin Black’s IBM and the Holocaust.
    http://www.ibmandtheholocaust.com/

    IBM’s collusion with the Nazis before and during WWII was aided by the US and other governments, either directly or by carefully looking the other way.  Once they figured that the Nazis were running out of money, that’s when the US decided to join the war.

    (Yeah, I always wondered why the US was so late to join too.)

  4. unfairrobot says:

    As I’ve always said, there’s no such thing as good and evil, only different points of view.  And the US government goes on and on and on about “good” and “evil” but what they mean by “good” is “the point of view to which we subscribe”.  So I hope y’all are on the side of good, otherwise you must be evil!

  5. DewiMorgan says:

    Governments are in the business of security, not freedom.

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