Saudi Arabia and UAE Send Troops to Help Bahrain Put Down Protests

Saudi Arabia has sent roughly 1,000 troops into neighboring Bahrain to buttress the shaky royal regime there in the face of relentless street protests, according to Al-Jazeera. And the United Arab Emirates has "dispatched a security force" to preserve order.

It's so heartening to see the Arab world band together for the protection of a royal oligarchy! Meanwhile, the Arab League has bravely called for somebody else to institute a no-fly zone over Libya to stop Quaddafi from bombing his own cities. Saudi Arabia, which has a large air force much of which was purchased from us, would totally do it but it's kind of busy with the whole Bahrain situation right now.

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