Nothing like a little comedy

One thing I love about Bahrainis is their sense of humour – and their ability to turn tragedy into comedy.  The whole Bahraini situation is a Shakespearean tale with twists and turns, manipulations, farce and drama.

Once again, the Prime Minister continues to be the comedian of the week with this comment, “Bahrain has gone a long way in respecting and protecting human rights, which is obvious to all and has earned the kingdom regional and international praise,” His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa said as he received at Riffa Palace today Human Rights Without Frontiers International (HRWF) Director Willy Foutre.” Does he really believe what comes out of his mouth and expect others to as well?  The whole article is worth reading as an example of the typical ‘doublespeak’ government propoganda and misleading information.

The unfortunate part, is that so many people believe this trite nonsense.  They also believe the information they see on Bahrain TV.  This article shows a so-called serious news story – a reporter interviewing ‘protesters’ and then describes how the protest was staged and filmed by Bahrain TV. No sooner does this kind of show go to air than the pro-democracy movement turn it into humour and satire.  But thousands of others believe it’s the truth.

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