20 Oct 2011
It has been reported that a US diplomat confirmed that a 53 million dollar weapons deal between the US and Bahrain had been finalized. Then today the State Department announced that after a number of US Senators had expressed their concern, the weapons deal would be on hold until a special investigation of alleged human rights abuses in Bahrain would be completed on October 30, before a final decision is made. But so how do we look at this postponement? Scott Horton with Harper’s Magazine discusses.