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Bahrain is the next up to bat

There were protests in Bahrain, but they seem to be limited.  The New York Times reports

But the call to protest on Monday, coming on the heels of the momentous events elsewhere in the region, appeared to have rattled the leadership here into trying both enticement and fear. The king announced that the state was giving every Bahraini family the equivalent of $2,700 in cash and he filled the streets with heavily armed riot police.

Bahrain is a small rentier state with an American naval base.  The king is Sunni but the majority of the citizens are Shi’ite.  Also, much of the work force is foreign.  The most interesting thing to see will be if an opportunistic Iran attempts to sow further discord in Bahrain (no evidence of that so far).

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