If what is going on today in Bahrain is an example of the trend of future response to demonstrations against repressive government, then we are watching the beginnings of a serious crisis in the Mid east that will have serious repercussions if something does not happen to satisfy the demonstrators.  The escalating situation in Bahrain where demonstrators are being shot by the Military has caused all out panic.  According to reports not only have military forces shot into the crowd in an attempt to stop the demonstrators but they are also blocking all and any medical assistance to the wounded. What wounded are getting to hospitals, wait in long lines because hospitals are swamped and doctors are in near panic as more and more people are brought in for medical attention.  Meanwhile the Monarch ruled country is calling for calm and that police and civilians stop shooting. As if that public relations stunt is going to take hold anywhere in the world.

Libia is another country with escalating demonstrations, as was Iran. Now Libia is warning that if demonstrators do not back down they will start killing the demonstrators. Meanwhile, TV broadcasts are showing the brutal response to challenge the Kadafi government.

Yemen — Protestors are demanding the ouster of the government as well. And then there is Jordan, where people are demanding better wages and standards of living. 

In Israel, the government is expressing concern with the fall of Egypt, and the violence all over the Mid East.  They have had a treaty with Egypt for many years which has maintained peace in the area, but now the Egyptian opposition group Islamic Brotherhood is saying that treaty should be reviewed. 

Egypt controls the Suez Canal, and as a result of that treaty Iran has not been able to send any naval vessels through the canal. However, now the Iranian government has requested the passage of two Iranian ships. Israel is of course protesting.

Now the question is what Mid East country is next. Some are saying Saudi Arabia might be next to face the wrath of demonstrators demanding a change from repressive government. if that happens, the repercussions will be felt world-wide and almost immediately.

While most seem to support the perception that the Mid East demonstrations are all Face Book, and Text messaging, I still question this theory.  I think that much of this is coming from hidden funders who are behind the idea of social disruption in an effort to pushing their agenda.  They are using an angry citizenship as the catalyst for demonstrations. In the end they will show their face in an effort to pick up the pieces.  I think it was planned, organized, and administered by those in the background.

In the end, we might find out that once again Radical Islamic are responsible. They will call for Shema law, and their full-scale Islamic control as the solution to the problems of the country.

All I can say to this is that if these people thought that they had it bad before, they have seen nothing yet. One look at Iran tells us that Islam rules with an iron fist. Right now, that Islamic Iron fist in Iran is shooting people in the streets. Yes, the same country that supported and saluted the people of Egypt when Mabarak was run out of Ciro, responded with immediate violence and intimidation when their repressive government was challenged.

We are living in a very dangerous time, watching an extremely dangerous situation unfold in the Middle East. The end result could have serious implications for future security The United States.

At stake?…………………. All of us!



I am 62 years old. I've been blogging for several years. I am into History and Politics as well as currant events. The latter being the main issues covered on these pages. I was a Community Advocate for twenty years, and a volunteer aide in a State Representatives Office in my home state of Michigan. While I have basically ceased these activities, I still watch the world around me closely and report on it as much as I can, which I might add is often. I encourage comments on my Blogs. I only ask that we keep our opinions clean and without insults threats or intimidation. I hope you take time to read The Horton Journal, and look forward to your comments.
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  1. You might be interested in a piece I wrote recently in this same blog domain:
    “Smiling Faces And Purple Fingers – And Egypt”

    • Mr. Lavin,

      Thank you for the opportunity to read your paper, Smiling faces and Purple Faces.
      An absolute remarkable document which has helped me to have a far better understanding of the events that are unfolding in the mid East. It seems that the mere taste of freedom and ones ability to have something to say about their future can take a deep hold withen ones self. Once that bug bites……..Well, it is no wonder that the Mid east is going through the ordeal they are in

      It all makes me look at the situation with a different eye. While I had an understanding of what the people wanted, I also have a real fear of radical Islamic forces taking over. However, these are a people looking to freedom. I now question whether they would tolerate a controled state.

      Great document, and a good education resource.

      Thank you,

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