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Bernie Ecclestone says he isn't worried that the Bahrain Grand Prix could be hit by protests

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jim crint - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 1:47 AM

Of course he's not worried. He doesn't give a monkeys, as long as he's hob-nobbing with a few princes and pocketing a few million.

F1 racing in Bahrain, in the circumstances, is a disgrace IMHO and I choose not to watch this race.

Abdulla from Bahrain - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 7:55 AM

Here we go again,
Ok since you gentlemen are basing your judgment on biased news, i say biased because they never talk about the injured policemen or the attacks on them with molotov cocktails with the intention to kill our unarmed policemen.
Better read gulf-daily-news dot com to get a clear picture of what is ging on here.
Bahrain is moving along and we will not thugs freeze Bahrain or screw our economy.

F1 is on and whoever doesnt want to watch, its their choice. I suggest they dont watch china this weekend or Korea or the US for other than sporting reasons. Wanna talk about politics, shall we start wtih guantanamo or the human rights record china and Korea?

I live here and know and hell alot more than people who have not probably visited Bahrain and basing their judgment based on news.

Reem - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 8:57 AM

Every year it seems Bahrain is the prime target of such discussions based once again on the bias mass media and Human rights orgs that have the same members in each and everyone of their organisations especially when you look at the representatives of the Middle East. The NGO's have become a monopoly for these representatives that only provide their side of news and views without any interest in anyone else that opposes them. It seems we live in an era where people are spoon fed and believe all that they read without looking at both sides and without actually researching the names in each of these organisations that disseminate information. Go and look up the NGO's and look at the General Secretary names or board members and you will find same names pop up with their own bias one sided political not really human rights agenda. Last year it was the GRID with "Do you think F1 should race in Bahrain". In the process and despite races prior to the Bahrain F1 they did not launch "Do you t

reem - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 9:05 AM

cont.. Last year it was the GRID with "Do you think F1 should race in Bahrain?" In the process and despite three races prior to the Bahrain F1 they did not launch "Do you think F1 should race in Australia(In a wealthy and prosperous nation, aboriginal people live in third world conditions), or Malaysia(where people are arrested for protesting electoral reform) or China(where artists are arrested and activists dissapear)" And lets not forget the land of the free and Americas deplorable human rights records.
So ask yourself, are you going to cancel the F1 altogether?
Bahrain has been through enough and this constant hypocritical approach to just Bahrain is completely unjustified.

Geno - USA - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 6:10 PM

reem would like to lump Australia, China and the US together with Bahrain human rights record. I believe the term cognitive dissonance would fit this kind of "thinking".

He points out that some minorities in Australia live in poor conditions - perhaps he is not aware that the majority of citizens in Bahrain lack any semblance of political representation on the national level and have no freedom of association or speech.

The US was accused of torturing suspected terrorists but you are comparing that with torturing average people who dare to protest and preventing doctors from treating their injuries?

China's human rights record is appalling and should be just as relevant at that of Bahrain - on this point we agree.

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