Video: Bahrain's Army Deliberately Kills Peaceful Protesters
The recent unrest in Tunisia and Egypt has sent a clear message to Middle Eastern and Northern African dictators: the people have had enough and have gained the confidence and strength to rise up against these regimes to institute change within their nations. This is nothing new in the annals of history. When the people tire of corruption and oppression, they revolt. Usually it ends in progress for the nation and for the people.
There were deaths in the protests in Egypt, but they weren't reported as heavily I think because of the mass of the protests and the speed at which they progressed. However, Egypt was nothing like the protests in Libya are turning out to be. The violence has escalated, and not on the side of the protesters, but on the side of the military. Over 400 civilian deaths have been reported thus far.
Aside from Libya, there are protests in Iran and Bahrain as well, with the same explicit purpose: to remove the current regimes from power and to gain freedom. These protests are going to change the world; they are certainly going to change the Middle East and they are going to change how the so-called extremists and terrorists are viewed within their own countries and safe havens. The people want freedom, which is a step towards democracy.
Even after the Bahrain military fired on peaceful protesters (video below) the protesters kept their resolve and vowed that "The regime must fall, and we will make sure it does." Clearly the dictators took two things away from the successful protests in Egypt: that the people will succeed and their regimes are being threatened.
The thing about the mentality of a dictator who has been in power and possessed great wealth for many years is that he doesn't want to give it up. These countries (and many other ones) are not run for the interest of the people, but rather for the self-interest of the so-called leaders. These men control with an iron fist, and torture and imprison anyone who stands in their way. But now, there are too many people standing in their way to effective crush the revolution. These regimes will be overturned; the people will succeed.Continued on the next page