Supporters of Nabeel Rajab stand beneath a banner with the jailed human rights activist's image on it during a rally outside the Rajab family's home in Bani Jamra, Bahrain, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. A court session is scheduled for Monday in Rajab's appeal of a three-year sentence handed down for calling for and participating in unauthorized demonstrations. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Stephen Lendman – Bahrain: As Contemptuous Of Human Rights As America

The despotic monarchy is a US client state, home to its Fifth Fleet, supplying its regime with weapons of repression – used against anyone freely expressing views authorities want suppressed. It’s a fascist police state by any standard, run by a criminal cabal. Yet John Kerry shamelessly praised its authorities for making “meaningful progress on human rights and reconciliation” despite …