Violent Clashes Break Out In Saudi Island Neighbor Bahrain, Home To US Navy’s 5th Fleet

Monday, February 14, 2011
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
02/14/2011

Following Algeria over the weekend, the latest country to see an escalation in rioting following the revolutions of Tunisia and Egypt, is the tiny island of Bahrain, situated just off the coast of Saudi Arabia, which just happens to be home to the US Navy’s 5th fleet. From the Washington Post: “Bahrain’s security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday at thousands of anti-government protesters heeding calls to unite in a major rally and bring the Arab reform wave to the Gulf for the first time.” We are currently searching to bring readers a live feed, but don’t hold your breath. As noted above, this country is situated just off Saudi, and the last thing the oil exporting country needs to show is how volatile the region has suddenly become despite attempts by various emirates in the region to purchase the loyalty of their citizens.

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