The United States government is not likely to address the human rights situation in Bahrain, an analyst says, adding that Washington’s stance is not likely to change after the upcoming presidential election.
Wayne Madsen, an author and investigative journalist in Washington, told Press TV on Sunday that President Barack Obama’s administration has aided the Bahraini monarchs in their crackdown on a long-running popular uprising and prefers to keep mum on the issue.
The analyst noted that even Obama’s likely successor, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won’t address the Al Khalifah regime’s violation of human rights, mainly because she has accepted donations from the Arab regime.
“We now know that Bahrain was one of the donors to the Clinton Foundation and therefore we have a former secretary of state running for president of the United States, who was involved in pay to play activity,” Madsen said.
“This is a worthy cause to inform the Congress. However, given the fact that Clinton and her husband bill Clinton have been paid off by Bahraini government, I do not believe any complaints about any US action towards Bahrain would fall on any interested ears,” he added.
Madsen made the comments while discussing prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab’s call upon US statesmen to address the dire situation of human rights in the kingdom.
Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain ever since the uprising began on February 14, 2011.
Manama has spared no effort to clamp down on the demonstrations. Shortly after the rallies began, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to Bahrain in order to help with the crackdown.
Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested.