Abdulla is director of Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in
Bahrain. He said today: "It's obvious that the Saudi and Bahraini
regimes are cynically exploiting the world's grief over the tragedy in
Japan. They hope few are noticing that Saudi forces moved into the small
nation of Bahrain yesterday to back the autocratic regime and attack
the pro-democracy movement. Today, the King of Bahrain declared martial
law and attacked protesters, hundreds have been wounded. At least two
have been killed, one by Saudi forces, another by Bahrani regime forces.
They have even attacked a hospital. Sec. of Defense Robert Gates was
just in Bahrain. The U.S. has 6,000 soldiers in Bahrain. The U.S. is in a
position to put a stop to these atrocities now -- they are escalating
and unless stopped will likely lead to a total massacre."