Bahrainis know that they stand a very little chance, but this is their only chance – Lamees Dhaif

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The people in Bahrain are getting it hard. Imagine an oil rich country where people are sleeping hungry. Imagine a country where the government punishes those who help others in need of food and supplies. Imagine a country where the injured are tortured if they go to hospital and doctors punished if they attend these injured.

This is Bahrain a year after people took on the streets against a government ruling them for over four decades and a monarchy for ages.

People in Bahrain are refusing to be slaves, they are standing up for their rights and this determination is driving the government go crazy, as it attempts to portray a different picture of the island nation to the world.

The government is doing all what it can to send out a message to the world that everything in Bahrain is fine and that there is no opposition in Bahrain. It is trying to market hard to the outside world using all at its disposal including media, paid professionals, online activists to push its agenda. None of this has  worked well so far.

Despite the government of Khalifah ibn Sulman al-Khalifah, the uncle of the reigning King Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifah having everything at their disposal from media to military, they haven’t been able to break the will of the Bahraini people who are now reusing to be their slaves.

If you keep an eye on Bahrain and have been there, you will understand that it’s the Prime Minister and not the King who bears the responsibility for all that is happening. The king is living in a bubble and willingly or unwillingly can’t get rid of his uncle who is supposedly backed by the Saudi’s.

Prime Minister Khalifah ibn Sulman al-Khalifah along with the Saudi support is getting religious leaders by his side. He is trying all tricks to give the protest a sectarian rift shade to completely ignoring the events on ground at times. Many times the government tries to call the protestors terrorists and raise a shout about all the violence and motolov throwing, but all I got to say is that if the protestors are violent than how come so far there has just been death of one policeman in close to a year of revolution, where as many people have died at the hands of the government.

For those raising our voice threats to us and our families have become part of the daily life. I have been living outside Bahrain for last eight months, my house has been attacked, but like my fellow countrymen I am not giving up.

People know that they stand a very little chance against this regimen, but they know they can’t step back for this has been a long year and a steep curve. This is their only chance for democracy and the strong Bahrainis will not step back.

(Lamees Dhaif shared her opinion via Skype with Avinash Kalla)

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6 Responses to Bahrainis know that they stand a very little chance, but this is their only chance – Lamees Dhaif

  1. Anon says: February 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    You are not credible and you have been kicked out from each and every news paper you worked at

    Since when you started talking on behalf of citizens of Bahrain?

    As they said get a goat to lead the sheep

  2. Vendetta says: February 20, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    The king is the main problem in Bahrain because he can’t solve any problem! The uprising started with legitimate demands as elected government and new constitution written by the ppl instead of the current one which is written by the king which gave him all the power of all authorities but the government tried to smash the movement with extreme violence and killed many (69 martyrs up to now) which exploded the anger of the ppl to make majority of the opposition raise the level of demands asking to overthrow the regime and some parties asked for democratic republic.
    Still up to this moment the regime is dealing with peaceful protests by excessive force which escalated things in the field as some protesters counter attack as self defense.

    Now armored vehicles on streets ,exessive use of toxic teargas on protesters,houses&shiooting in the heads level !and still the government lying to the international community by saying the reform is still going on&never stopped!
    This video is an example of the situation and it’s only today
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVzbGhJX7cU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  3. linda williams says: February 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    The king is not really the problem; his weakness allows the PM to spread cruelty, lies and abuses. If just the king were to step down, nothing would change for those wanting their human rights and self determination. Behind the weak king is a tyrannical PM who manipulates multiple people. He panders to materialism & greed. People shout Down Down Hamad, some say they shout this because the king appointed the PM.
    All the Khalifas need to go. Article 21 of the UN declaration of human rights is ignored; no one in Bahrain has this right.
    Article 21.

    (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
    (2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
    (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

  4. Daisy says: February 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    this article is just not true. LONG LIVE KHALIFA. Its the reports like these that create a bad picture of Bahrain, otherwise Bahrain is totally fine..and was safe until the the so called peaceful protesters started riots. -_-
    somebody need to teach them the meaning of PEACEFUL. if there is anything that the fake 14feb revolution has done in Bahrain, then its the division of this island into shias and sunnis… and NOTHING ELSE. YOU KNOW ITS TRUE!

  5. WATCH says: February 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I am amazed what lies you have written . Fear God as this world is only a test , you can get away here but what about after death are you planning to do the same : LIE ? Look around you we are and we were the first developed country in the Gulf . If dictators were running the country then for sure you are 100% honest writer but i am afraid I can not agree with your story . I am a Bahrian born Asian and I am 48 year old . I know the truth , you can only fool people out side Bahrain .

  6. David A says: March 4, 2012 at 1:11 am

    It is ludicrous. Media spin by the West medling in the affairs of a peace loving country. If you do not like the Government of Bahrain, get out, go and live in the West where you have real poverty, slavery and double standards. Afterall the West is the birth place of divide and rule!! Look at India and Pakistan, USSR, Yugolavia. All common demoninators are the West. They intervene, divide societies and then leave the country to ruin. DO NOT LET BAHRAIN be a casuality of Western imperialsim. I was fortuante enough to live in Bahrain for over 22 years under the Alkalifa’s. I would go back tomorrow and live and support the Governement.