1,000 Saudi troops have entered Bahrain to break up protests, and sources on the ground are reporting that violence is mounting.
Just weeks ago, the US called on the Bahrain government to make real concessions to the overwhelmingly peaceful protesters' demands for political reform. Now though, the US has clearly acquiesced to the Saudi and Bahraini governments’ bid to quell the cry for change. A bloody crackdown is already underway -- but we can help stop this assault on peaceful protesters.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has the power to intervene and stop the violent and bloody crackdown. The Saudis' use of US-supplied equipment is a violation of the US Arms Export Control Act. Let's come together now and flood the State Department with calls for the US to help prevent further violence in Bahrain:
Call Secretary Clinton now on: +1 202-647-5291 then share details of your call by posting a comment!Press 1 to be put through to a comments mailbox for the Secretary. If the mailbox is full, it means our message is getting through, and you should keep trying.
When you call, please politely ask the State Department to do the following:
- Demand that the Bahrain and Saudi governments immediately stop the violent repression of protesters.
- Insist on the immediate withdrawal of Saudi and other mercenary forces from Bahrain.
- Urge the Bahrain government to respond to protesters' demands.
- Impose an arms embargo on Bahrain and Saudi Arabia as long as US military hardware is being used against non-violent protesters, and in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.