Saudis To Qatar: “There’s Nothing To Negotiate”

The last time the Islamic Arab nations experienced a rift of this magnitude may have been in 632 AD, when Muhammad’s followers divided over which of his sons was the rightful inheritor of the mantle of leadership of the Islamic world.  That argument laid the groundwork for the ongoing struggles between the Sunni and Shia sects. A group of moderate Arab Muslim nations (moderate by comparison to, say, Iran or Libya, that is), led by Saudi Arabia, have given an ultimatum to the rulers of Qatar, demanding that Qatar curb al-Jazeera’s spewing of “fake news” and “slander”; end Qatar’s funding … Continue reading

The Trump Effect? Or Just A Fight Over Money? Qatar Isolated By Moderate Arab States

Well, here’s a possible dagger to the heart of Barack Hussein Obama’s precious “legacy”:  Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, and Egypt have cut off all financial and diplomatic dealings with the state of Qatar.  Why?  There are two explanations.  First, the political one:  These states are reacting to Qatar’s long-term support and financing for The Muslim Brotherhood.  You will recall that Barack Hussein Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton channeled hundreds of millions of dollars as well as weapons to the Brotherhood via the government of Qatar, during their efforts to destabilize the mideast and call it the … Continue reading