From "Imperialists use U.N. against government of Syria":
Twenty Bahraini doctors and nurses are about to be tried for a second time on fabricated charges of "subversion" for treating demonstrators wounded by that government's repeated brutal crackdown against protests.
These medical personnel were previously convicted by a military tribunal and sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. World-renowned surgeon Ali Al Ekri was assaulted and arrested while performing surgery.
These crimes against humanity don't get front-page play in the establishment media. Western officials are not lining up to denounce the government there for "killing its own people." Bahrain's government is a U.S. ally, and Bahrain is home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet.
On March 26, the Israeli government cut all ties to the U.N. Human Rights Council and forbid its entrance into the country. Why? Because the council adopted a resolution this March condemning Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and Gaza, and announced plans for a fact-finding mission to investigate. The White House is stone silent about this arrogant disregard for a U.N. agency. Why? Israel is the Pentagon's most strategic ally in the Middle East.