Saturday, October 06, 2007

Bahraini Rhetoric

I'm too worn out to think seriously right now, but on a non-serious note, is it just me or is there something amusing about Bahrainis warning about dividing the Arab world into rival statelets? I'm not saying this because Bahrain is a small country. Some countries are small. However, when the British announced they were pulling out of the Gulf in 1968, the original plan was to have all nine of their dependent states form a new independent country. Bahrain, however, wouldn't go along because at that time they were the most developed Gulf country, and didn't want the other emirates dragging them down. In this they were later joined by Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates was left with just seven members.

I'm going to bed.

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