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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358570/Middle-East-protests-Shocking-moment-troops-open-broad-daylight-numbers-killed-nears-100.html


Most of the text content is pointless, but the video shows troops opening fire on unarmed civilians who weren't really doing much of anything except being noisy. To say the actions of the soldiers was cowardly and disgusting is an understatement. It's one thing to charge protestors, but to shoot them in cold blood? These guys aren't soldiers in my eyes.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oppressive regimes. You expected something different?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I never thought they'd be willing to gun people down despite knowing they're being filmed......or maybe I'm just completely naive.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd say the latter. If they cared what people thought then they wouldn't do it at all.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just men in uniform following orders from their agreed superiors.

    It happens the world over.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Apparently, the majority of Bahrain's army are just hired thugs from all over the world. As such, they have no loyalty to the people of the country, like the Egyptians did. I believe the head is ex-SAS.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just men in uniform following orders from their agreed superiors.

    It happens the world over.

    Another (alleged) example :

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/20/AR2011022000276.html

    I presume they were wise enough to have control over any filming.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Apparently, the majority of Bahrain's army are just hired thugs from all over the world. As such, they have no loyalty to the people of the country, like the Egyptians did. I believe the head is ex-SAS.

    Tbh if he was ex-SAS he might have been sent nuts by the crazy amount of shit we may or may not have made him do.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You may also have a different view if you're the one confronted by a mob.

    Because as we saw with the South African reporter being attacked and sexually assaulted and some of the stuff coming out of Libya about lynchings and supporters of Gaddaffi being hung and beaten to death, on the ground these things aren't as simple as goodies and baddies.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Libya has officially gone to rat shit.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No shit.

    Good to see the FCO living up to their reputation too
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Shame I'm busy elsewhere then isnt it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Before we get to excited about the overthrow of the good Colonel in Benghazi, lets take a little time to think this one through.

    International experts will argue that he hasn't really ever controlled that region of Libya and certainly not in the past few years. Libya is still, very much, a tribally controlled country.

    It's worth noting that Banghazi is the region where this happened.

    So, frying pan and fire spring to mind.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Also worth noting that the UN is standing up to be counted in it's usual manner. With words, not deeds.

    Once again they show how useless they are when people are dying.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'll sort it out!
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