Most Americans don’t spend much time thinking about Bahrain, the small island kingdom in the Persian Gulf. But despite ignorance stateside, Americans play a considerable role in tolerating and perpetuating the bloody government crackdown against Bahraini protesters.
The United States has, despite rhetorical support for protesters in the Arab Spring, supplied oppressive regimes like Bahrain with large amounts of weapons. The Bahraini government has in turn used those arms to violently suppress anti-regime protests, leading to countless injuries and deaths of people calling for greater freedom.
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