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Author Topic: Bahrain in Cartoon  (Read 4302 times)

Offline cosworth151

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2012, 08:36:28 PM »
I can think of many other "Worst case scenarios." Most of them involve truck bombs. Did you watch the Al Jazeera video that John S posted? People dressed as F1 drivers holding guns on children. F1 didn't go there last year and the world didn't end.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Ian

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2012, 09:43:21 PM »
According to the Aussie news programme that I'm watching it looks pretty certain to be cancelled.
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Jericoke

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2012, 10:49:19 PM »
I can think of many other "Worst case scenarios." Most of them involve truck bombs. Did you watch the Al Jazeera video that John S posted? People dressed as F1 drivers holding guns on children. F1 didn't go there last year and the world didn't end.

Is the problem that there is a totalitarian regime that Bernie is dealing with?

Or psychos that that the regime is trying to put down?

If we're worried about the psychos, it means that F1 can be pushed around, and others who oppose the sport might become more brazen.

If we're worried about the totalitarians, why would they attack a race they paid for?

Offline cosworth151

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2012, 11:58:11 PM »
The despot has already started the killing. I'm afraid of that snowballing. As I said, F1 didn't run there last year and the world didn't come to an end.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120320/eu-un-bahrain-protest-deaths/
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2012, 01:56:46 AM »
Worst case scenario, bomb similar to the one that went off yesterday in Bahrain, goes off in hotel, paddock or grandstand killing and injuring F1 fans or team members.
Lonny

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Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2012, 09:19:59 AM »
Best case scenario: GP passes off seemingly peacefully - no issues to speak of anywhere near the track or teams. But, in the background extreme measures have been taken to ensure this, such as protests being violently crushed, more deaths, and more protestors locked up without due cause. This is later reported via various networks and social media, making the 'peaceful' GP look like a sham, a collusion, and an attempted cover up to give a false impression of what's actually going on in Bahrain.

Offline Jericoke

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2012, 03:01:34 PM »
Worst case scenario, bomb similar to the one that went off yesterday in Bahrain, goes off in hotel, paddock or grandstand killing and injuring F1 fans or team members.

So... the problem is that Bernie is doing business with the GOOD guy?
(I suppose 'lesser of two evils' is a better phrase.)

And the problem is that the 'good guy' will brutally stop his citizens from killing people so we can watch F1?


Offline cosworth151

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2012, 03:34:51 PM »
Or will the despot arrange for the bomb himself to discredit the liberation movement?
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline John S

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012, 03:42:21 PM »

Or will the despot arrange for the bomb himself to discredit the liberation movement?

All depends whether the king takes advice from the CIA.  ;)

Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Dare

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2012, 04:13:11 PM »

Or will the despot arrange for the bomb himself to discredit the liberation movement?

All depends whether the king takes advice from the CIA.  ;)




I think all gov's,not just the US or up to some pretty devious plans
to justify what they want.

We'll never know what goes on behind closed doors
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline lkjohnson1950

Lonny

Offline Ian

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2012, 12:36:30 PM »
Not sure it's such a good idea to be there.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/17767985
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Jericoke

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2012, 03:23:35 PM »
Not sure it's such a good idea to be there.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/17767985

I hope someone is making a documentary of F1's participation in Bahrain this year.  It could do wonders for bringing world attention to what is going on.  I HOPE there's no big story for the doc, but it sounds like there is more than enough to put together 90 minutes of outrage.

Offline F1fanaticBD

Re: Bahrain in Cartoon
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2012, 07:13:29 AM »
Some fancy stuff, I hope they could manage something that could inspect and stall the the mind of Bernie... :good: :good:
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