Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, September 13, 2002

Bahrain is playing coy. Being very small, they are coming under pressure from Iran and Iraq to not supportt the US. But being possible the most deomcratised nation in the region I think they see the opportunites of being close to the US.

In a condolence message which he sent to U.S. President George W. Bush marking the anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, Sheikh Hamad expressed "Bahrain's condolences to all those affected by the tragedy," and reaffirmed his country's "unwavering commitment to stand with the United States and the international community in combating international terrorism and those who support, harbour or finance it.

"We remain completely convinced of the effectiveness of such an international action as has been demonstrated over the last 12 months, in stamping out the threat of terror and in ensuring that the world will never again endure attacks such as those of September 11.

"I look forward to continuing to work closely with you in this task, and send you and the American people my renewed sympathy and condolences on this most painful anniversary," the King wrote.

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