Originally Posted by Mal
Bahrain's revolts will be in no way like Egypt's. The early, bloody crackdown is likely to not be the last. The US will continue to urge Bahrain to seek a peaceful resolution, but that is all they will do. Bahrain is too important of an ally, and plays too big a role in the US acquisition of oil from the Middle East.
I agree with this. The protests in Bahrain, Libya, Yemen etc. won't be the same as the protests that were in Egypt.
The reason is because- in Egypt, the government waited too long before they decided to do anything. Which is not the case in Bahrain right now. The moment the protests broke out, the police interfered. And since the police seem to be doing a good job on their own right now (bombing the people with tear gas, bullets etc.) the army would have no need to interfere.
The uprisings in Libya and Yemen are comparatively lesser than in Bahrain. It seems that all the Middle-Eastern countries that are not happy with the way that their government operates, are gonna plan a revolution. They watched Egypt pull it off and now they think that they can as well. Egypt was inspired by the uprising in Tunisia which had happened about two weeks ago from the Egyptian protest.
The reason why I think that the other countries won't pull off what Egypt pulled off, and they won't, is cuz in Egypt, the army joined forces with the civilians and helped them in the process. But I don't see that happening anywhere else. Unless the army is sick as well of their president.