Killed three very different birds with one stone. No mention of Bahrain’s particular brutality. Of course, they are harboring our fleet, and the rest of the area’s feudal monarch’s already put out a statement supporting Bahrain’s response, so I guess we’re loath to get too critical.
Boy, the crap we have to put up with to get oil and have places to put our gunboats.
Here’s the statement.
I am deeply concerned by reports of violence in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen. The United States condemns the use of violence by governments against peaceful protesters in those countries and wherever else it may occur. We express our condolences to the family and friends of those who have been killed during the demonstrations. Wherever they are, people have certain universal rights including the right to peaceful assembly. The United States urges the governments of Bahrain, Libya and Yemen to show restraint in responding to peaceful protests, and to respect the rights of their people.