I recall an evening of tear gas, helicopters, snipers, and stone throwing around my car during a visit to Bahrain in 1994.
With only a half million natives (and another half million foreign workers) Bahrain is a pygmy in Arab politics.
"The issues at stake in Bahrain predate the Arab Spring," Husain said in an interview with The Daily Beast.
The Sunni minority in Bahrain could not last without Saudi money and tanks.
If you are Qatar or Bahrain or Saudi Arabia, your nightmare is Iran, not Zionism.
But activists now fear that Bahrain will import the canisters via a third country to evade export controls.
She even lauded the “amazing hospitality” of Sheikh Khalifa and the “Kingdom of Bahrain” on Twitter (before deleting the tweets).
His family used to tease me, saying Ali has another wife called Bahrain Online.
Hopeful reform is already taking hold in an arc from Morocco to Jordan to Bahrain.
And now all the Arabians of Bahrain had become converts to his religion.