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The butchers running Bahrain have now started demolishing Shia Mosques:

In the ancient Bahraini village of Aali, where some graves date to 2000 B.C., the Amir Mohammed Braighi mosque had stood for more than 400 years — one of the handsomest Shiite Muslim mosques in this small island nation in the Persian Gulf.

Today, only bulldozer tracks remain.

In Nwaidrat, where anti-government protests began Feb. 14, the Mo'men mosque had long been a center for the town's Shiite population — photos show it as a handsome, square building neatly painted in ochre, with white and green trim, and a short portico in dark gray forming the main entrance.

Today, only the portico remains.

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In Shiite villages across this island kingdom of 1.2 million, the Sunni Muslim government has bulldozed dozens of mosques as part of a crackdown on Shiite dissidents, an assault on human rights that is breathtaking in its expansiveness.

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In Shiite villages across this island kingdom of 1.2 million, the Sunni Muslim government has bulldozed dozens of mosques as part of a crackdown on Shiite dissidents, an assault on human rights that is breathtaking in its expansiveness.

Authorities have held secret trials where protesters have been sentenced to death, arrested prominent mainstream opposition politicians, jailed nurses and doctors who treated injured protesters, seized the health care system that had been run primarily by Shiites, fired 1,000 Shiite professionals and canceled their pensions, detained students and teachers who took part in the protests, beat and arrested journalists, and forced the closure of the only opposition newspaper.

Quoting the Wiki (Yes, I know, kind of lame), among the actions that constitute genocide are, "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."

While the last two clauses to not (yet) appear to apply here, what is clearly going on here is the targeting of the Shia as a whole to collectively punish them, with the likely goal of triggering an exodus of that community.

It is clear that the rest do, and the use of the "G word" is not only appropriate, but mandatory

This is clearly ethnic cleansing, and we base the 5th fleet there, so all we are doing is feebly wringing our hands, with the State Department noting that it is, "concerned by the destruction of religious sites."

How about making plans to pull out the 5th out of Bahrain and recalling the ambassador?

This is not just a humanitarian disaster, it is a diplomatic one too, because it reinforces Iran in its perceived role as defender of the Shia, which gives it credibility in the region and serves to buttress the authority domestically.

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