Bahrain has imported Punjabi Sunnis from Pakistan as armed security to face down the Shia’ Muslim majority that is now in revolt, in the shadows of the US Fifth Naval Fleet. China in 1989 brought in units from western China to beat down pro-democracy protestors in Beijing, knowing outsiders from the hinterlands will be more apt to use violence.
Lenin’s “willing executioners” were largely ethnic and religious minorities, because they were more willing to be harsh to Russians.
If necessary, the US Naval Fifth fleet could relocate to Oman. So far, President Obama has been silent and Secretary of State Clinton has spoken against violent solutions