Tuesday, April 17, 2012

#Bahrain : Why Is John Yates Working For The Brutal Bahraini Regime ?

John Yates. 
John Yates. Photograph: Getty Images
Oh dear. What happened to John Yates? How did a suave, sophisticated, liberal British policeman, once tipped for the top job in the Metropolitan Police, end up shilling for a vicious Middle East dictator who shoots, teargasses and tortures unarmed protesters?

“Yates of the Yard”, as he became known during his pursuit of Tony Blair over the cash-for-peerages scandal, was appointed by the king of Bahrain to oversee reform of the country’s security forces late last year...read more