Key U.S. Ally Continues to Crush Peaceful Dissent

After Bahrain's security forces entered the capital's Pearl roundabout to "cleanse" it of antimonarchy protesters and attacked hospitals yesterday, the country's rulers today arrested at least six prominent opposition members. According to the AP:

The Youth Society group said the others detained include Shiite activists Abdul Wahad Hussein and Hassan Hadad and Sunni liberal leader Ibrahim Sharif, who had joined with Bahrain's majority Shiites to demand the Sunni monarchy loosen its grip on power.

"I saw men in black pointing a machine gun at my husband saying just one thing: 'We are from the state security,"' said Sahrif's wife Farida Guhlam.

Speaking in Cairo's Tahrir Square yesterday Hillary Clinton said the ruling al-Khalifa family was "on the wrong track" by killing protesters and attacking doctors. Well, no shit.