Bahrain is the smallest Arab country. At 48 by 16 km., it is quarter the size of Manitoulin Island.
But its uprising has captivated the world. Not just because the U.S. navy’s nuclear-armed Fifth Fleet is anchored there to guard the oil-rich region. A fifth of its 500,000 citizens are out on the streets. And we are warned that a majority of them are the troublesome Shiites, as they indeed are on the island ruled by a Sunni sheikh.
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