A real head-scratcher - compliments of the Obama administration. And par for the course......
Over the last several years, and in recent weeks, Bahrain has witnessed an endless stream of bomb explosions and attacks that have wrought death, injury and destruction upon its citizenry.
The pathetic UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, commenting on a recent terrorist attack in Bahrain, said that there is no justification for such acts of violence.
A vacuous, bold statement from the UN Secretary-General! Heh...
Shia cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Muqabi, sociologist at the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments in Bahrain, said that Iran and Hezbollah have been "supporting the criminal activity and terrorist attacks in Bahrain."
According to a Dubai police chief, the perpetrator of a bombing attack this week in Bahrain was a frequent visitor to Lebanon and received training on the use explosives from Hezbollah.
The chairwoman of the Bahraini parliamentary foreign affairs, defense and national security committee asserted that there are "Iranian fingerprints" and "Hezbollah's hand" in these attacks.
"Many suspects have been convicted of being involved or associated with Iran or Hezbollah," she said.
Bahrain's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, said that, "Iran has sought to bring explosives into Bahrain and has trained terrorists to use them. As a result, Bahrain has entered a dangerous stage..."
The Bahrani Foreign Minister noted Iran's "active involvement in: indirect training of violent actors in Bahrain through proxy groups based outside Bahrain; emergence of insurgent groups directly linked to the Al Quds Force, a special unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard; arrests across the GCC [Arab Gulf states] of individuals being directed by Iranian operatives; and seizures of large amounts of deadly weaponry. These are a few recent examples..."
Mr. Khalifa called for international measures to be taken against Iran in the face of "this blatant incitement and interference in Bahrain's affairs as well as support of terrorism".
In February of 2013, I noted:
Bahrain's National Security Agency announced the discovery of an Iranian backed "terrorist cell" in Bahrain that was planning to attack highly-sensitive civil and military sites and to target public figures. Bahraini Security Chief, Tareq al-Hassan, said the terrorist cell "brought in arms and explosives" and was prepared "to launch operations at a moment decided by their command in Iran."It is also worthy to note that the Israeli Navy on Wednesday intercepted an Iranian shipment of arms that was being delivered to Hamas. The shipment included rockets capable of carrying warheads with over 300 pounds of explosives.
But ultimately, while Iran seeks both regime change and absolute destruction for its neighbors - Obama does not support regime change in Iran because..., well, because he is Obama........
Hence, Mr. Obama refused to support the protesters in Iran during the mass demonstrations that took place in the country in 2009; and he currently refuses to support countless Iranians who loathe, and oppose, the Mullocracy.
The reason for this phenomenon is simple; it's because..., well..., it's because he's Obama........
I concluded my February, 2013 post with the following tongue-in-cheek assessment:
The truth of the matter is, Iran is conducting these terrorist operations for peaceful purposes only, just as they are developing their nuclear program solely, and exclusively, for peaceful purposes. Hence, it would behoove the President to continue to adhere to his policy of refraining from meddling in Iran's peaceful pursuits.
President Obama has continuously reassured the Iranian government that he is not seeking, and will not seek, regime change in Iran. And this is indeed the correct path to take, for only a non-meddling policy on Obama's part, that ensures there will be no regime change in Iran, will afford the Iranian government the opportunity to further engage in their peaceful activities, [including their peaceful regime change activities].