I feel so helpless. All the attention of the world is right now focused on the four-fold disaster in Japan (earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown/volcano) and the good people of Bahrain have been nearly forgotten. Japan, of course, must be helped, but do we have such small hearts and minds that we can only help in one place? Please look at these pictures that Ghadeer ji just sent me. This is what the government of Bahrain, with the help of the Saudis and, I just heard, the Kuwaitis, are doing to their own citizens. As Sikhs, we know what it feels like to be attacked by what is supposed to be our own government.
One more picture, a screenshot from a YouTube video about the attackj on peaceful protesters. (See also the second video below)
It seems a particularly destructive form of tear gas is being used against the protesters. I've breathed tear gas a few times and even the ordinary form is bad enough.