Rex Tillerson and H.R. McMaster---the duo responsible for flooding both the Boy Scouts and US Military with homos---are feathering the nests of the terrorist Bahraini regime with taxpayer dollars. In March, Rainbow Rex waived an arms embargo and released billions of military hardware to the regime. Today, the Pentagon announced a $90 million upgrade to the US Naval base on the island, awarded to shady defense contractor Kellogg, Brown, and Root.
Bahrain is an oil-rich island in the Persian Gulf which was once an exotic tourist destination. The country gained its independence about the time the US did, in the 1770s. It's been ruled by the Al-Khalifa Dynasty ever since. The Al-Khalifa are Sunni Moslems and the majority of Bahrainis are Shiites, but the two co-existed peacefully until the Bush Junior Administration established a major naval base there. Under Saudi, Emirati, and Qatari pressure, the Al-Khalifa came to embrace the radical Wahhabi Cult. The Wahhabis regard Shiites as heretics and Bahrain's human-rights record went from one of the better Middle Eastern states to one of the world's worst in a very short period of time.
During the Arab Spring, Bahraini Shiites began demanding reform, and Hillary Clinton responded by turning her back as the Al-Khalifa imported Wahhabi mercenaries to butcher the opposition. The situation has gone from bad to worse since 2011; and by 2016 had gotten so bad that the Obama Administration was forced to put a temporary weapons embargo on Bahrain. DNC polls actually showed that Clinton was losing Moslem votes because of her support for the Al-Khalifa Regime.
That was the embargo that Tillerson recently lifted, and the grateful Bahraini government responded by putting the city of Diraz under martial law. They dispersed Shiites holding a vigil with riot shotguns and armored vehicles, killing at least one person and critically wounding several others. Troops have laid siege to the home of Ayatollah Qassem, Bahrain's top Shiite cleric.
The sad part of this story is that the Bahraini people actually welcomed Trump's election. Despite their naturally affinity to Iran, the Bahrainis are not inherently anti-American. They saw Trump's victory as a potential change from the treacherous Obama Administration and looked to America with hope of liberation. Trump's victory emboldened the Shiite Opposition which has led indirectly to the current crackdown. Thanks to Trump's Neocon advisors, the Bahrainis' hopes were dashed.
The Al-Khalifa Regime---which represents profit to oil barons like Tillerson---supports ISIS and other militants. Their rule is just about as brutal as any other Wahhabi-run area. Like other Wahhabi governments they traffic in white slavery, narcotics, and other criminal enterprises.
This is not the kind of policy we elected Trump to perform. Trump needs to abandon these evil advisors and conduct foreign policy as he does on domestic issues---doing what he thinks is right.