Hat tip Creeping Sharia
One of the Middle Eastern countries impacted by the "Arab Spring" has been the Gulf Kingdom of Bahrain
Yesterday, Creeping Sharia posted a 14-minute CNN report by correspondent Amber Lyon that reportedly ran for one day before being pulled in June this year. It concerned Bahraini government repression and torture against the Shi'ite majority. CNN International has refused to play it.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration, via the Department of State, is in the process of a $53 million arms sale to Bahrain, a sale that has been slowed by human rights accusations. Yet, it appears that the sale is going through using loopholes to get around Congress.
Along with that post, Creeping Sharia promised a follow-up report to this preliminary segment. It is linked below. Amber Lyon, who is no longer with CNN, has publicly questioned as to why CNN International will not run that segment. In return, she has allegedly been threatened with a cut-off of her severance pay and insurance benefits. It seems that CNN (The Most Trusted Name in News) has a conflict of interest in reporting certain unpleasant aspects of life in Middle Eastern countries they do business in-just as they had in Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
This story has passed through multiple sources including the liberal UK paper, The Guardian, and the controversial Alex Jones. Nevertheless, it raises serious questions, and Ms Lyon's allegations merit further inquiry.
Are we once again seeing the so-called "transparency" promised by the Obama administration? And once again, the State Department under Hillary Clinton is caught in yet another controversy, as if they didn't have enough already. And why did CNN International refuse to run this story, for which their reporters risked their lives to report? Are they more concerned with their working relationships with Bahrain than reporting news? This story bears watching.