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Subject: SITUATION REPORT  
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence 
 
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN 
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN 
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF 
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON 
REQUEST. 
 
 
CITE CIA 510463 
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 
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NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE. 
 
FEBRUARY 1991 
 
COUNTRY: BAHRAIN 
SUBJ: SITUATION REPORT 
 
TEXT: 1. MANAMA IS CALM ON THIS COLD AND WINDY DAY.   STREET 
ACTIVITY IS BACK TO NORMAL.- THERE ARE NO INDICATIONS IN 
BAHRAIN OF ANY PLANNED HOSTILE ACTIVITIES DIRECTED AGAINST 
AMERICAN OR WESTERN INTERESTS.                                                                 
(2) 
 
2. THE MAJOR TOPIC OF CONVERSATION ON THE MINDS OF BAHRAINI 
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IS THE MASSIVE OIL SPILL IN THE GULF, 
WHICH IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST OF BAHRAIN IN FOUR TO 
FIVE DAYS.  BAHRAIN IS CURRENTLY APPEALING FOR 
INTERNATIONAL.  ASSISTANCE IN FIGHTING THE OIL SLICK, WHICH 
COULD AFFECT BAHRAIN'S DESALINATION PLANTS FOR MANY 
YEARS.  BAHRAIN IS 2 /3 IS DEPENDENT ON DESALINATION PLANTS 
FOR ITS DRINKING WATER SUPPLY.  IN ADDITION, MARINE LIFE AND 
FISH BREEDING GROUNDS COULD AFFECT BAHRAIN'S MAJOR FOOD 
SOURCE.  BAHRAIN HAS ALREADY BLOCKED OFF THE BAY OF SALWA, 
WHICH LIES BETWEEN BAHRAIN AND QATAR IN THE ARABIAN GULF.  
MOREOVER, THREE BOOMS HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE PROTECTING THE 
SITRA DESALINATION PLANT. 
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