After popular revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and protests in Libya and the Coconut Palm, unrest swept and Bahrain, the island monarchy in the Persian Gulf. We offer you a small selection of quotes from today's articles in the world press about what is happening in the Arab world.
Washington Post: Within a decade, the royal family al-Khalifa, who runs Bahrain, alleged that leads to democracy — this statement is often supported by the United States. On Thursday, the regime has destroyed that image and took the ashes with his real, autocratic nature. He sent security forces who attacked and brutally dispersed a peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators in tents Perlavay Square in Manama. At least four people were killed and 230 wounded in the raid before dawn. Cruelty is unlikely
restore stability to the country in the Persian Gulf, even in the short term — and this is a direct threat to the vital interests of the United States. The 5th U.S. Fleet, based in Bahrain, has played an important role in maintaining security in the Persian Gulf and in containing Iran. This againgon does not strengthen, but rather to weaken the alliance with the U.S. leadership in Bahrain, which is more the United States can not afford to take the side of the regime that brutally suppresses the increased demand of the Arabs on the big political freedom.
La Stampa: At the dawn of the security forces in Bahrain held a blitz operation against the camp, placed in the center of the capital by demonstrators
who on Tuesday protested against the absolutist regime of this small emirate against the concentration of power in the hands of the Sunni elite value of a Shiite majority. (…) The attempt to turn Perlavuyu area in Tahrir Square failed bulldozers tore down tents, trucks pilfered cars, of which the protective barricades were erected, 50 armored vehicles blocked the approaches to the area, helicopters circled in the sky.
The Economist: No one can predict what may cause the forces that broke out in Tunisia, the region as a whole, since each country is unhappy — unhappy in its own way. Libya Raw and more repressive than Egipet. The situation is complicated by the prospect of a Coconut Palm branch south of the country, and in Iran — a failed uprising in 2009. The Jordanian monarch ruled the country, which is mostly Palestinian, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates have a soothing balm in the form of oil. Even in Iraq, which has a democratic constitution and elections, the ruling party must deal with the threat of loss vlady.Tak that confusion and chaos can take over. But the outside world can play a role. Barack Obama has finally made the right choice in Egypt, supporting the protesters. He should press the power in the region, so that they strengthen their regimes reforms, not violence. America and its allies can
bring help reformers — if they manage to avoid the label that the reforms were "made in America." Egipet needs money, infrastructure and parades, as reformavats courts, the media, schools and universities. Gulf countries to help stabilize Egipet money and soothing words. Relations between the U.S. Army and officers in Egypt can also help in the management of the reform process. And the West can push harder in the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians — the case has nothing to do with the current unrest, but nevertheless it is a poisoned source of the Arab world. The prize may be the creation of a family of new democracies: no second Poland or the Czech Republic, but perhaps Turkey or Indonesia.