While the F1 Circus wings its way to Suzuka Circuito for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, unrest continues unabashed in the tiny
, where riot police have once again killed another protestor... Kingdom of Bahrain
“Bahrain’s largest Shiite political bloc, Al Wefaq, said the security forces killed the boy, Ali Hussein Niema, 17, when they fired birdshot — used often by the riot police in
This is not to say that
Japan doesn’t have its own issues, most notably its continuing unrest over the restarting of the countries offline nuclear reactors - not to mention some ‘ lil Islands controversy with ... China
Yet, why does Formula 1 continue to include
upon its racing calendar? Not to mention its pretty ironic that the FIA’s World endurance Challenge (WEC) just hosted its inaugural 6hrs of Bahrain Sports Car race against the backdrop of continuing police brutality for the past 20-months, with at least 50-people being killed... As Niema’s death comes after reports that police had previously murdered a 16-year old demonstrator! Bahrain
As somehow I highly doubt that either presidential candidate will discuss the matter in tonights or any of the theatrical debates to follow...