Protesters Set The Streets On Fire In Bahrain After Saudis Kill Top Shiite Cleric

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Earlier today, we documented Saudi Arabia’s largest mass execution in 25 years. 

In what was billed as an effort to rid the world of 47 “terrorists”, the Saudis killed dozens of al-Qaeda affiliates and four Shiites who stood accused of shooting policemen in the anti-government protests which broke out during the Arab Spring.

Among the Shiites killed was prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimr. The Sheikh was an outspoken supporter of the anti-government movement and his death drew sharp condemnation from Iran, Hezbollah, and the Houthis on Saturday.

In the wake of the execution, “scores marched through Nimr's home district of Qatif shouting ‘down with the Al Saud’ and, in neighboring Bahrain, police fired tear gas at several dozen people who gathered to protest the news,” AP reported.

"Bahrain's Saudi-backed Sunni authorities crushed protests led by its majority Shia shortly after they erupted on February 14, 2011, taking their cue from Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa," al-Jazeera wrote back in February when hundreds took to the streets of Manama to commemorate the anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising. "Tensions are running high in the kingdom where a sectarian divide is deepening and there is a growing gap between the Sunni minority government and the Island’s Shia majority."

Below, find the searing (literally) images from Bahrain where police fired tear gas at protesters to disperse the crowds.

Are the days of the Gulf monarchies numbered?

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Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:06 | 6988446 _ConanTheLibert...
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Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:19 | 6988485 BaBaBouy
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""Saudis Kill Top Shiite Cleric""

iSIS Is celebrating Around The World Right Now...

PS... Thanks again GWB for starting it ALL Re IRAQ...

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:29 | 6988513 toady
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Must be some fairly tarry asphalt if they can set it on fire....

Who has some feathers? 

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:56 | 6988567 WTFRLY
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Clearly the Joo World Order is turning up the volume right now.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:09 | 6988730 Abitcoinbrain
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Yes it is... Fill up those oil tankers at cushing to the brim then NUKE The Saudi's...... OVer night you take out 1/3 production, ISIS, the Islam problem and raise the value of oil to an all time high....


Are the days of the Gulf monarchies numbered? You bet they are Tyler you bet they are.....


WE have had enough of these camel humpers fucking shit up when they get too rich.... We are going to crash oil then the stock market bomb Saudi Arabia start a war with Iran and Isreal and watch oil go back up to 250$ a barrell while USA cashes in on all those debt payments in USD for the net 20 years....

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:23 | 6988770 Tall Tom
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Is this the Saudi orchestrated Archduke Ferdinand moment?


The ME is going to explode.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:25 | 6988775 Squid-puppets a...
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the only weak link in that plan of action is the reliance on the $US.   china and russia are waiting to pull the rug in 3...2...

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 23:41 | 6989807 TheReplacement
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And you think that somehow that is not part of the plan?

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 18:10 | 6988895 August
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The Arabs are a resilient and industrious people. 

You could take out all their oil production ability, and in twenty years time they'd be right back at the top of the world's "rich list".

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 18:42 | 6989021 TuPhat
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You would be right about that when camel dung is money.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 19:09 | 6989145 Abitcoinbrain
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hahahahaha you keep telling your self that arab!

Sun, 01/03/2016 - 04:06 | 6990084 hansg
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Until quite recently Saudi-Arabia was one of the poorest nations, surviving on handouts from Egypt (hardly a rich nation itself). Oil changed that - and once it is gone they will go back to their natural state, which is using the right hand to eat and the left hand to wipe their asses. Because even toilet paper will be an unobtainable luxury to them...


Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:01 | 6988717 NoVa
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"Can't they all get along ? ..."  

~ to paraphrase Rodney King


Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:31 | 6988514 brokenspoke
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Killary stirred the pot


Sat, 01/02/2016 - 18:03 | 6988871 Freddie
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Hopefully the Shites might find some more mega hotels to torch in the Gulf States as payback to Qataris, Saudis and others supporting the genocides in Syria and Yemen.   Evil f**ks.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 19:05 | 6989132 HowdyDoody
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Has anybody checked Vicki Nuland's recent travel plans?

Sun, 01/03/2016 - 01:42 | 6990010 jeff montanye
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wasn't she staying at the address hotel in dubai when her hair dryer overheated?

fell into its footprint at freefall speed.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:34 | 6988526 Remington IV
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is that you , Hillary ???

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 16:14 | 6988597 Bill of Rights
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Really? The shit started long before that clowns tenure, wake up dope.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 16:36 | 6988647 nope-1004
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Sat, 01/02/2016 - 16:54 | 6988691 Squid-puppets a...
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in one manner it has, but in another... the Sunni and Shiite have never been at each others throats in their 1300 year history like they are at this moment in time with western economies desperate for their cheap oil

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:42 | 6988810 curbjob
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.... or while the US continues to back the wrong side.

While I don't view any religious  sect as "moderate", to a visiting westerner the contrast between Saudi Arabia  and Iran is pretty stark as far as where people seem happier.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 19:41 | 6989257 Christophe2
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Iran is part of the game, just like the Saudis.

ex: "America CONTROLS Iran":

The Zios control both sides (Saudis + Iran) and they use them to force everyone else to be either with side A or side B, when they control both sides!

Sun, 01/03/2016 - 01:45 | 6990013 jeff montanye
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well, bill of rights, if not george bush, 2003, how about harry truman, 1948?


Sat, 01/02/2016 - 16:43 | 6988659 G.O.O.D
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Good GAWD! Just look at that carbon footprint! I am telling Al Gore on these guys. I mean really, they can get upset about their cleric and all but to add to global warming and the climate change is an attack on all of us and I for one will not stand for this outrage.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 19:17 | 6989175 Miffed Microbio...
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Maybe some of them will shove Gore's fat ass in a volcano and save the world from gaseous emissions. We get a twofer on that one.


Sat, 01/02/2016 - 16:47 | 6988672 I am Jobe
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Ted Cruz can solve the problem/SARC

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 16:50 | 6988678 G.O.O.D
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well then call him.. 1800iamapos

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:10 | 6988733 Richard Head
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Yeah, GWB started it all. DUMB FUCK!

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:38 | 6988806 SuperRay
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GWB upped the ante by a few trillion $ and a few milions lives, and created more terrorists than the entire CIA had done up to that point.  He wore his Assholedness with pride.  He should be rolled in hot tar and feathered, along with his puppetmaster cheney.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:55 | 6988847 G.O.O.D
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Cheney? As in Darth Dead-eye Dick?  That one?

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 18:19 | 6988937 August
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Had to up-vote you, SuperRay. 

The ME has been an unstable, screwed up locale for centuries, but the triggering of the current (final?) round of mayhem can indeed be laid at the feet of GWB and his masters.  Bush is half evil, and half ignorant, while with Cheny it's more like 90/10.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:15 | 6988747 ChargingHandle
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It was no not that simple....fellow fan of freedom.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:26 | 6988505 PacOps
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Tit for tat. This should liven things up further.

Iran set to execute 27 Sunni clerics on death row: Rights organisation
The prisoners were arrested in 2009 and 2010 and are charged with several offences including 'waging war against God'

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 16:19 | 6988610 Zero Point
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I wage war against God all the time. My approach is mostly the Lt Dan method though. Get roaring drunk and yell at the bastard.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:24 | 6988774 G.O.O.D
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Hey that worked for Noah, well .. up until his son Ham butt fvked him when he was passed out.


That kinda pissed the ole alkie off right there!~

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 19:13 | 6989161 HowdyDoody
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Interesting, the link you give leads to the home page of Middle East Eye, with no sign of an article about Iran being set to execute 27 Sunni clerics.

The made-up url

also takes you to the same home page.

It seems like the Middle East Eye doesn't handle non-exisent urls very well

As a final check the url

also goes to the home page.

Interesting, very, very interestng.




Sat, 01/02/2016 - 22:17 | 6989617 MrNosey
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This is all leading up to a full Alien disclosure that will rock the entire world......

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:06 | 6988448 jaxville
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We can only hope ....

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:10 | 6988459 monk27
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Couldn't happen to a more deserving shithole. Blow up Qatar and see peace returning to Syria...

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:08 | 6988454 thatthingcanfly
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Someone tell the Muslims to start burning refineries so the price of crude will go up again.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:33 | 6988522 PacOps
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They seem to have gotten your message ...

Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:48
Saudi Arabia's Oil Depots in Asir Province Destroyed in Yemen's Ballistic Missile Attack

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 16:19 | 6988609 css1971
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Booyah! Tell me you didn't see this coming from miles off.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 16:26 | 6988627 samjam7
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Who could blame them, if I was a Houthi I'd have planned to lit up those damn wells a while ago. While Sauds are bombing their villages and killing scores of innocent Yemenis this would be the right response. 2016 will be another interesting year in the middle east this much I am sure of. 

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 19:16 | 6989172 HowdyDoody
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The Saudi coalition planes drop out of the sky as soon as anyone looks in their direction ('technical problems'), and the Houthis can fire ballistic misssiles with pinpoint accuracy. Maybe the two effects are related?

Go Team Houthi!



Sat, 01/02/2016 - 17:14 | 6988746 defender1be
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I would put good money (silver) on it that the targeting information and maybe even the targeting electronics, was with the complements of Vlad.

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:10 | 6988460 stant
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Vlad be air droping in stuff if this keeps up

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:10 | 6988461 Sudden Debt
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As Obama would say: "That's my brother!"

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 15:16 | 6988482 QEpp
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No kidding...if Russia or Israel did something like that, Obama and the MSM would be all over it.  But not a word of condemnation uttered towards any Islamic country.

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