Transcript of "Bahrain: The reality of Wartime Media & Propaganda"
Bahrain: The reality of Wartime Media & Propaganda<br />Brave Bahrain<br />
Timeline of Events in Bahrain<br /><ul><li>Feb 14: First Gathering of Protestors at Pearl Circle (with 3 demands: salary raise, housing and employment)
Feb 16: Army Forces Protestors off the Pearl Circle late at Night for Minimum Damage
Feb 17: King Asks Army to Leave and Release of Political Prisoners
Feb 18: King assembles Team to Investigate the fatalities
Feb 23: Crown Prince Announces National Dialogue with All sectors of society
Feb 25- March 14: Continued Violent Protests, Closing Down of Roads, Terrorism at Schools, Use of a Medical Facility for smuggling weapons, Calling of Civil Disobedience, Killing & Injuring Migrant Workers
March 18: Terrorists Violently Attack Bahrain University leaving students injured</li></li></ul><li>Timeline of Events in Bahrain<br />March 15: King Calls for State of National Safety<br />March 16: GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Peninsula Shield Enters Bahrain comprising of the 5 Arabian Gulf Countries & Bahrain to Safeguard Ministries, Companies, and Airport <br />March 19: Military Take Hold of Salamaniya Hospital, where they found Foreign Hostages, robberies, and stolen files. <br />March 20: Terrorists kept on demonstrating despite official Ban.<br />March 21: Hassan Naserallah of Hezbollah makes allegations about Bahrain <br />March 22: King Condemns and Foils Foreign Plot Against Bahrain<br />March 28: Terrorists are planning to hold another protest on 29th <br />
Protesters in Bahrain<br /><ul><li>Three Day Notice about Protest Cause, Location and Time.
The Protestors kept on pushing the boundaries for 40 Days of Protesting and a week of civil disobedience.
Protestors started with 3 demands and ended up with 12 as a prerequisite prior to National Dialogue, one of which is the fall of the government. </li></li></ul><li>Defining Propaganda:<br />The deliberate spreading of ideas or<br /> information, true or untrue, with the<br /> purpose of manipulating public opinion to<br /> gain support for one's cause or to discourage<br /> support for another.<br />Terms, Holocaust Center Milwaukee<br />
'The first casualty when war comes is Truth' <br />U.S. Senator Hiram Johnson, 1917<br />
<ul><li>Part of Civil Disobedience</li></ul> Act is Closing and Blocking<br /> All Roads in Bahrain.<br /><ul><li> 31 Days of Tolerance before</li></ul>Announcing State of Emergency<br /><ul><li> Civil Unrest & the persistence</li></ul>in escalation was the reason<br />Bahrain led to Contacting ARMY<br />
Narrow sources of “Experts”<br /><ul><li>22 in Bahrain Face Probe Over Role in Protests – Bahrain Human Rights Organizations
64 are involved in plots</li></ul>Against Bahrain:<br />(Ministers, Doctors, Teachers, Members of <br />Parliament, Religious Clerks, Lawyers). <br />-Peace Bahrain Website (8 of them arrested, others<br />Fled & seeking political asylum in Britain). <br />
Demonizing the Enemy<br /><ul><li>Bahrain Dictator Cracked Peaceful Protest– Press TV