Bahrain accuses Iran of training Shiite rebels

Osama Al-Oufi, Bahrain's chief prosecutor

Bahrain has accused Iran’s Revolutionary Guards of providing opposition fighters with explosives training in order to carry out attacks in the Gulf kingdom, also announcing that it had arrested five suspects.

Chief prosecutor Osama al-Oufi said the intelligence service reported last month that “Bahraini Ahmed Mahfuz Moussawi, currently living in Iran, had planned terrorist bombing operations targeting institutions and places vital to the sovereignty and security of the kingdom.”

“He is also accused of jeopardizing the safety and security of the kingdom, injuring persons, terrorizing citizens and residents, disturbing public peace, spreading chaos, and preventing government institutions and authorities from performing their functions,” the statement said.

In statements quoted by state news agency BNA, he added that five people had been arrested and “admitted joining a group to carry out terrorist attacks… and travelled to Iran to receive training in Revolutionary Guards camps and then received sums of money.”

An arrest warrant has been issued for Moussawi and a group of people associated with him.

The chief prosecutor said two men had been arrested while they were “on a boat receiving weapons, munitions and explosives to be smuggled from a boat at sea into the country. Three other accused group members were also arrested.”

On Monday, Bahraini authorities said they had seized a boat smuggling explosives made in Iran and Syria into the country.

Bahrain is ruled by a Sunni Muslim dynasty but has a population that is majority Shiite.

The government crushed a mostly Shiite-led uprising in 2011 and has long accused predominantly Shiite Iran of meddling in its affairs.

Bomb attacks

Since the 2011 uprising, which called for democratic reforms, demonstrations have regularly been held in Shiite villages around the capital, often sparking clashes with security forces.

At least 89 people have been killed in Bahrain since the protests began, according to the International Federation for Human Rights.

Several bomb attacks have taken place in recent months, including one that targeted a Sunni mosque close to the royal court in July but caused no casualties.

Tensions escalated over the weekend as authorities interrogated top Shiite opposition leader Ali Salman.

The head of the main Shiite bloc Al-Wefaq was released after a day of questioning, but was charged with incitement to religious hatred and spreading false news endangering national security.

Al Jazeera

Photo: Osama Al-Oufi, spokesman for the Bahraini Public Prosecution addresses a press conference at the Public Prosecution headquarters in the Bahraini capital Manama 13 November 2011. Bahraini authorities said that an alleged terrorist cell made-up of five Shiite Bahrainis that had been uncovered recently had received military training and financial support from Iran Revolutionary Guard and Basij forces after being setup by two Bahraini opposition figures living abroad. According to the authorities the alleged cell was planning to target the Saudi embassy compound in Manama, the King Fahad Causeway linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Interior headquarters, and individuals which they did not name. EPA/MAZEN MAHDI

  • 5thDrawer

    Don’t need to accuse … facts are facts.
    So, how about facts on the ’72-Virgins’ bits?

    • …some guy

      72 trays of knafey w/hind wrapped in cheese covered in syrup 🙂

      • Hind Abyad

        Hi Geo happy to see you, not funny when you’re not there .

        • …some guy

          Dearest baby sister, I could not think of a safe way to acknowledge your kindness in private, A while back in a conversation I had with the prophetttt I pointed out to him a deep and an intensely loyal friend in you to the fortunate few that would see the warm side not too far from your righteous indignation in this unfair and unjust world!
          I appreciate you and all the other greats willing to exercise an open mind and heart for better possibilities for all of us as brothers and sisters.

          • Prophettttt

            Welcome back my friend. So good to see you back on this forum. I do know that we all miss you, but I suspect that Hind misses you in a very special way. I can see her smiling now,and if she gets her way, she would smack me for saying so.lol
            And, do I like the thought of cheese and syrup together …..

          • …some guy

            Prophettttt, Hindy is resting now from a marathon of Zionist whooping lol, you better stay on her good side as a spanking from her will likely result in so many ttttttts your name will look like a train track from new York all the way to the moon 🙂 speaking of new York I hope you are surviving the big bad wolf storm!

          • Prophettttt

            Me think she is saving the spanking for you,lol.

          • …some guy

            lol I hope not, I am already hen pecked by all my critters:)P

          • Peaceforleb

            I always say you can’t keep and good man down. In your case Geo, a very good man. Welcome back brother. And as Prophet said, we all missed you. That is except for a particular individual which btw got banned. lol

          • …some guy

            Peace you are a gem and you give me way too much credit my brother. I am a principle driven person and for what its worth I bowed out for the non action and policy violation and the verbal abuse to pretty much the only female among us and in Yalibnans living room!!
            The undesirable is not my enemy and his comments towards me are inconsequential, I still pray for him. although very slow to take place Yalibnan stepped up and did the right thing and that is one reason that I reconsidered returning, it is my opinion that Yalibnan gets what it tolerates period!!

          • Peaceforleb

            Geo, I tell you what bro, I commend you on the way you handled yourself. I was more abrupt with that animal as soon as he started insulting my family. Especially my mother. One thing a person should never do is insult ones mother. And Geo you are wrong bro, I don’t give you way too much credit. The way you handle yourself tells a lot about you. Which is you are a gentlemen. I hope Prophet can also make more of an appearance. I used really enjoy my exchanges with him. I also understand why you and Prophet get a long so well.

          • Prophettttt

            Peace, I’ve always enjoyed exchanging with you and with a number of wonderful people on this forum. However, there comes a time when one feels that there is nothing new to offer,and that posting comments becomes a process of recycling same thoughts over and over . Recycling of ideas could be fun and useful ,until one’s tolerance for ignorance and for stubbornness becomes very thin.Unfortunately, there are plenty of both around,and My tolerance became so thin that you can see threw it.lol
            As you may have noticed, I’ve been avoiding any discussion of Lebanese and/or any middle east issue. My views are well known ,and many of them proved rights despite all the doubts and accusations thrown at me over the years. I do stand by my believes and views,but I don’t need to stress myself out over and over with some of those who argues for the sake of argument.
            I would -and I have- visit and have fun exchanges here and there,but I prefer to comment on subjects that are totally new,if and only if, I felt that I have something worth sharing.
            Until then, enjoy your family and have fun .Happy new year to you and to all.

          • Peaceforleb

            I appreciate and understand your frustration Prophet. Its just a shame that good people like you no long participate. Over all, I found that most who post comments on Yalibnan are generally good people. Even though most have different religious and political views. The scum bags are usually quickly exposed with their abuse towards ones family even though family should never be mentions in that manner. I wish you and your family well and hope you join more often. Happy New Year brother.

          • Prophettttt

            You are so right peace,there are plenty of wonderful people here,and I wish I can meet many of them.As for the abusers, there is room for them everywhere. lol

          • …some guy

            Prophettttt, I hope you reconsider…..please come back to dark side! we now offer COOKIES 🙂
            I know what you mean bro, I feel so much better since I gave up hope !!

          • Prophettttt

            Thought You know that I am on a strict diet bro, I still have hope that I can be thin again.lol

        • 5thDrawer

          Yummy … oh, sorry, that was for Geo .. the screen moved for me … 😉
          We like the birds ….

      • Prophettttt

        lol,

  • 5thDrawer

    Don’t need to accuse … facts are facts.
    So, how about facts on the ’72-Virgins’ bits?

    • Geo

      72 trays of knafey w/hind wrapped in cheese covered in syrup 🙂

      • Hind Abyad

        Hi Geo happy to see you, not funny when you’re not there .

        • Geo

          Dearest baby sister, I could not think of a safe way to acknowledge your kindness in private, A while back in a conversation I had with the prophetttt I pointed out to him a deep and an intensely loyal friend in you to the fortunate few that would see the warm side not too far from your righteous indignation in this unfair and unjust world!
          I appreciate you and all the other greats willing to exercise an open mind and heart for better possibilities for all of us as brothers and sisters.

          • Prophettttt

            Welcome back my friend. So good to see you back on this forum. I do know that we all miss you, but I suspect that Hind misses you in a very special way. I can see her smiling now,and if she gets her way, she would smack me.lol
            I like the thought of cheese and syrup together …..

          • Geo

            Prophettttt, Hindy is resting now from a marathon of Zionist whooping lol, you better stay on her good side as a spanking from her will likely result in so many ttttttts your name will look like a train track from new York all the way to the moon 🙂 speaking of new York I hope you are surviving the big bad wolf storm!

          • Prophettttt

            Me think she is saving the spanking for you,lol.

          • Geo

            lol I hope not, I am already hen pecked by all my critters:)P

          • Peaceforleb

            I always say you can’t keep and good man down. In your case Geo, a very good man. Welcome back brother. And as Prophet said, we all missed you. That is except for a particular individual which btw got banned. lol

          • Geo

            Peace you are a gem and you give me way too much credit my brother. I am a principle driven person and for what its worth I bowed out for the non action and policy violation and the verbal abuse to pretty much the only female among us and in Yalibnans living room!!
            The undesirable is not my enemy and his comments towards me are inconsequential, I still pray for him. although very slow to take place Yalibnan stepped up and did the right thing and that is one reason that I reconsidered returning, it is my opinion that Yalibnan gets what it tolerates period!!

          • Peaceforleb

            Geo, I tell you what bro, I commend you on the way you handled yourself. I was more abrupt with that animal as soon as he started insulting my family. Especially my mother. One thing a person should never do is insult ones mother. And Geo you are wrong bro, I don’t give you way too much credit. The way you handle yourself tells a lot about you. Which is you are a gentlemen. I hope Prophet can also make more of an appearance. I used really enjoy my exchanges with him. I also understand why you and Prophet get a long so well.

          • Prophettttt

            Peace, I enjoyed exchanging with you and with many wonderful people on this forum. However, there comes a time when one fells that there is nothing new to offer,and that posting comments becomes a process of recycling same thoughts over and over again.Even then, recycling could be fun ,unless one’s tolerance for ignorance becomes very thin.
            As you may have noticed, I refrain from discussing Lebanese or any middle east issue. My views are well known.

          • Peaceforleb

            I appreciate and understand your frustration Prophet. Its just a shame that good people like you no long participate. Over all, I found that most who post comments on Yalibnan are generally good people. Even though most have different religious and political views. The scum bags are usually quickly exposed with their abuse towards ones family even though family should never be mentions in that manner. I wish you and your family well and hope you join more often. Happy New Year brother.

          • Prophettttt

            You are so right peace,there are plenty of wonderful people here,and I wish I can meet many of them.As for the abusers, there is room for them everywhere. lol

          • Geo

            Prophettttt, I hope you reconsider…..please come back to dark side! we now offer COOKIES 🙂
            I know what you mean bro, I feel so much better since I gave up hope !!

          • Prophettttt

            Thought You know that I am on a strict diet bro, I still have hope that I can be thin gain.lol

        • 5thDrawer

          Yummy …

      • Prophettttt

        lol,

  • cook

    Its a shame that Iran tries convert a peaceful sunni country into a terrorist shiite proxy

    • man-o-war

      A Sunni country with around 60-70% of the population being Shi’ite

      • cook

        Deport

      • Hind Abyad

        People, don’t you dare criticise Israel crimes ..guns are pointed at each country.

      • cook

        lol man-o-war you have the privilege of having my 17,000th comment

    • Hind Abyad

      It’ a shame Bush, Wolfovitch, Richard Pearl & Co American Zionist invaded Iraq with fabricated WMD evidence..Oh, how loud Sharon demanded US attack Iraq..wars since ancient times are
      to get the wealth but it was simpler.. warriors against warriors, no fancy State of the Art expensive weopons, you mafia axes of evil experimended WMD on human guiney pigs in Falluja, to wipe out populations, monsters are born they will not reproduce and the effect lasts for generations.
      You mafia axes of shaitans commit war crimes and give HR lessons..
      crouks2half, didn’t you say “Israel white phosphorus on Gaza was legal?”

      • cook

        Whats your point

        • Hind Abyad

          That’s what s Takfiri woul say…

    • Marty Hisington

      “sunni country”??? Bahrain is MAJORITY SHI’ITE, so is Iran, so what country are you talking about? What’s a real shame is idiots who know nothing about the history of political and civil rights demands in Bahrain make comments that reflect their ignorance of the subject.

      • cook

        lol but first Syria is a sunni country so get those alawi dogs out of there por favor

        • Peaceforleb

          Cookie, you just can’t help yourself, can you. It seems the only language you know is Shit talk. I must say your pretty good at it.

  • cook2half

    Its a shame that Iran tries convert a peaceful sunni country into a terrorist shiite proxy

    • man-o-war

      A Sunni country with around 60-70% of the population being Shi’ite

      • cook2half

        Deport

      • Hind Abyad

        People, don’t you dare criticise Israel crimes ..guns are pointed on each country.

      • cook2half

        lol man-o-war you have the privilege of having my 17,000th comment

    • Hind Abyad

      It’ a shame Bush, Wolfovitch, Richard Pearl & Co American Zionist invaded Iraq with fabricated WMD evidence..Oh, how loud Sharon demanded US attack Iraq..wars since ancient times are
      to get the wealth but it was simpler.. warriors against warriors, no fancy State of the Art expensive weopons, you mafia axes of evil experimended WMD on human guiney pigs in Falluja, to wipe out populations, monsters are born they will not reproduce and the effect lasts for generations.
      You mafia axes of shaitans commit war crimes and give HR lessons..
      crouks2half, didn’t you say “Israel white phosphorus on Gaza was legal?”

      • cook2half

        Whats your point

        • Hind Abyad

          That’s what s Takfiri woul say…

    • Marty Hisington

      “sunni country”??? Bahrain is MAJORITY SHI’ITE, so is Iran, so what country are you talking about? What’s a real shame is idiots who know nothing about the history of political and civil rights demands in Bahrain make comments that reflect their ignorance of the subject.

      • cook2half

        lol but first Syria is a sunni country so get those alawi dogs out of there por favor

        • Peaceforleb

          Cookie, you just can’t help yourself, can you. It seems the only language you know is Shit talk. I must say your pretty good at it.