Sunday, February 27, 2011

From Oman

A source who does not want to be identified sent me this:  "Oman is on fire and al-Jazeera is quiet, and so is al-Arabiyya who only reported on points lost in Oman stock market. And of course Omani channels are not saying a word.  Reuters reported this yesterday:  but the number of protesters was higher, around 3000; the police used tear gas and the protesters reacted by attacking the police injuring a high ranking one and sending him to hospital. The road to al-`Ayn in the Emirates was temporarily closed.  And this is what is not being reported:
Yesterday there was a demonstration in Sour and a police center was burned.   Today: more protests in Sohar and the police used live ammunition killing a 15 year old boy. Banks are closed in Sohar now. The Wali of Sohar came out with other tribal leaders to calm people down but they were attacked and ran away. A police station was put on fire. It seems tanks are deployed there now. There are protests in Salala too.  I don’t know if you know this, but Omani police and mukhabarat get much of their training in Jordan.   How did I get this info?... is sending me updates. info is reliable (my ... People are spreading he news there be telephoning each other).   If you report this, please don’t mention my name and try not to provide all the details:"