Last Sunday, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa attempted appeasing his subjects; Err citizens with apparently what is arguably a very watered down set of changes intended to quell the long sought for political changes in the
. Kingdom of Bahrain
Yet according to Opposition members, the changes are largely ‘Smoke & Mirrors - symbolic gestures in the King’s extremely slow attempts to bend to his publics demands...
Meanwhile, reports claim that another civil protest has just been broken up by Police using stun-grenades in attempts to flush out anti-government protesters in advance of this weekend’s Air show; as reportedly the clash between citizens and the police are still a daily occurrence...
Yet, not only does Formula 1 desire to return to the
this April; Hey, after all we’re talking millions of dollars potentially lining Uncle Bernaughty’s pockets... Not to mention all of the F1 Teams sponsors, eh? Oil-rich Kingdom
And if it isn’t bad enough that Formula 1 plans to return to the
, for which I cannot believe that many Foreigners will wish to attend? Oh Crap! You mean Bernie ‘N duh boyz are gonna ‘Winge on ‘bout poor attendance; WTF? The Bahrain International Circuit also plans to hold corresponding rounds of the GP2 series and World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year - in what arguably is a very distraught region of the world. Gulf Nations Island
As I know many will argue that the cancellation of
Dakar in 2008 and subsequent relocation from Africa to Argentina, Chile and was different since it involved “Terrorists.” Yet is the concept of NOT returning to the region due to its continuing civil unrest ultimately that different? Peru
And I’m quite certain that the comca$t owned Peacock Networks will keep from reporting anything about the peaceful Occupy Indianapolis demonstrations during the forthcoming Superbowl blitz...
Yet, as for Bahrain - it is a total DISGRACE that in only the past weeks the BIC’s Hierarchy has actually reinstated the several hundred employees purged from the race track for having the Chutzpah to publicly disagree with King Hamad’s Monarchy, while countless professional Athlete’s were imprisoned for taking a stand with the people; not to mention the scores of civilians KILLED by what the Commission’s report found to be excessive use of force and torture by the overzealous Riot Police!
And somehow I suspect that a one Mr. Bernard Ecclestone will coyly concoct some sideshow in order to miss out attending