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Bahrain - Sharp analysis of crisis in Bahrain by Nick Kristoff of the New York Times
Nick Kristoff of the New York times has written a trenchant analysis of the current crisis in Bahrain. -
This opening paragraph gives a flavour of the piece
Bahrain is another Middle East domino wobbled by an angry youth — and it has struck back with volleys of tear gas, rubber bullets and even buckshot at completely peaceful protesters. In the early-morning hours on Thursday here in the Bahrain capital, it used deadly force to clear the throngs of pro-democracy protesters who had turned Pearl Square in the center of the city into a local version of Tahrir Square in Cairo. This was the last spasm of brutality from a regime that has handled protests with an exceptionally heavy hand — and like the previous crackdowns, this will further undermine the legitimacy of the government.