An article by Pepe Escobar
March 14, 2011, will go down in history as the infamous day when the House of Saud launched – with full United States
backing – a vicious counter-revolution designed to smash the Gulf chapter of the great 2011 Arab revolt. (See Exposed: The US/Saudi Libya deal Asia Times Online, April 2, 2011).
This is the day Saudi troops – with a token few from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – invaded Bahrain, theoretically at the request of the ruling Sunni al-Khalifa dynasty, to “help” in the crackdown on nationwide pro-democracy protests.