It’s been since 2011 and no one has been able to solve it. In political time, three or four years might just correspond with a few days, but in reality, this corresponds to ages of witnessing horrors and evils that no one should bear with or even witness to begin with.
No doubts, the Bahraini political problem might be one of the most complex issues in the Arab political scene, considering how many International forces are at play in it. And by international, I don’t necessarily mean official International bodies, but I mean bodies of culture that exist independently of the boundaries of nations and space.
To make myself clearer, I want to make the point that Shiites all-over the world have an agenda of their own, and the fact that Shiites in Bahrain claim that they have nothing to do (politically, that is) with Hizbullah are of no importance whatsoever in the grand scheme of things, because culturally they’re connected to that at the basis of which Hizbulla stands. They’ve tied themselves together beyond recognition just by having established figures like Hassan Nasrulla and the Iranian leader Khamenai as spiritual leaders of their own. In so many Matams (which are places where Shiites celebrate their religious occasions) we see pictures of Khomeini and Khamenai hanging in there. So I guess now it would become clear for the objective observer how justified the Sunnis are when they call the main Shiite opposition party Al-Wefaq : (which literally means Being in Accord and Agreement) just another tail of HIzbulla. In my opinion, any attempt to try and find a solution for the political problem will not find any echo unless it starts by ridding the Shiite community of the icons which represent its decisional dependency on foreign leaders.
Al-Wefaq should, as a gesture of good intentions, should dissolve itself and its followers should join new secularly-oriented parties. I know that this is something very hard for the Bahraini people to accept, but this is the topic of just another blog post.