“Building the nation, consolidating its landmark achievements and safeguarding its security and stability require all Bahrainis to join ranks and stand united against whoever seeks to target its safety and sovereignty, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa said…….. This came as HRH Premier received at the Gudaibiya Palace today a number of MPs, Municipal Councils’ members, clerics, scholars, intellectuals, media persons, businessmen and scores of citizens representing all segments of the Bahraini society…………..Businessmen and traders praised HRH Premier’s recent fruitful visit to Saudi Arabia, citing the smooth flow of lorries through the King Fahad Causeway. Those present extended sincere congratulations to HRH Premier for his safe return home, noting that his return has filled the hearts of the citizens with joy and happiness. They lauded his constant keenness to advance the nation in all fields……………”
Wow. Remember when I post a few weeks ago a report about the UAE sending (actually buying, or was it renting?) a mission to Mars? I was told by someone that they were thinking of a manned mission to Mars. That is when I thought right away of his highness the prime minister of Bahrain (PM in power for some 43 years, about, oh, 35 years longer than Iraq’s Al Maliki, about thirty years longer than Bashar Al Assad, about two years longer than the late Muammar Gaddafi, about 15 years longer than Joe Stalin).
Actually the mere thought of the Al Khalifa ruling family of Bahrain made me think of space colonization. It was an inspiring thought, inspired by an inspiring elite. I better quit this one while I am ahead.
Mohammed Haider Ghuloum