The West keeps silent on Bahraini regime’s violent crackdown on peaceful protesters because the Persian Gulf monarchy pursues their interests in the Middle East, an analyst tells Press TV.
“Unfortunately the West is backing the [Bahraini] dictatorship because they buy weapons from the West, like the United States and the United Kingdom,” Jawad Fairooz said in an interview with Press TV on Saturday.
He added that the West is supporting the Manama regime because it hosts the Fifth Fleet of the United States and is ready to “apply the political views of the West” in the Middle East.
“That’s why the West is very comfortable with these regimes even though they are dictators and they are undemocratic,” the analyst added.
He said that the Western countries’ claim of supporting democracy is merely a “slogan.”
Fairooz said the West-backed Manama regime refuses to heed to public demands to carry out political reforms as it seeks to keep stealing the wealth of the people, adding, “It is not to their favor to turn the…dictatorship into a democratic state.”
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for political reforms.
In March 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to Bahrain to help Manama quash the anti-regime protests.
The Saudi-backed crackdown on protesters turned people’s demands into calls for the downfall of the regime.
Scores of people have been killed and hundreds of others injured in the Manama regime’s ongoing crackdown on peaceful anti-regime rallies. The regime has also detained many protesters.