March 15, 2011
The United States will lose its Fifth Fleet base in Bahrain in a few weeks following its support for the embattled monarchy in Manama, a political analyst in Middle East affairs says.
“The US will lose its Fifth Fleet in Bahrain in a matter of weeks because they have sided with the al-Khalifa Monarchy,” al-Ahmed said in an interview with Press TV on Monday.
“This issue is already done; the al-Khalifa [dynasty] is over. We are just waiting for a few days or a few weeks,” he added.
Ahmed pointed to the presence of the forces of Saudi Arabia and those of several [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) members in Bahrain, saying, “The United States gave the green light to these troops to go into Bahrain because the White House is carrying on the Saudi policy in Yemen and Bahrain.”