Sunday, December 16, 2012

The nervous House of Khalifah

From Ahmet of Tunisia:  "Asad, if this is not a popular royalty, i do not know what it is: "So nervous do the Al Khalifas seem of their people—Sunnis and Shias alike—that they disinvited both from a security studies conference held earlier this month in the capital. The organisers opted for pliable migrant worker drivers to ferry delegates, not local ones who might speak their minds".