It’s speaks volumes that such questions come from a Saudi journo and not an American one. American media is aligned with the jihad force. Leading sponsor of terror Qatar is arguably the preeminent financier of jihad terror in the world today. It is a benefactor of the genocidal armies of ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram; it is involved in Taliban narcotics trafficking through a relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell; and profits from operating a virtual slave state. Qatar is involved in terror operations from Nigeria to Gaza to Syria to Iraq.
“If I am not for myself who will be for me? If I am for myself only what am I? And if not now when?”—Hillel
Saudi Journalist: Why Does U.S. Ignore Qatar’s Support Of Terror, Ties With Iran?
MEMRI May 7 2019:
In his April 16, 2019 column in the Dubai-based Saudi daily Al-Hayat, Turki Muhammad Al-Sudairi pointed to discrepancies between the stated positions of some Western countries, chiefly the U.S., on various regional issues and the policy they pursue in practice. Focusing first on U.S. relations Qatar, he wondered why the U.S. – which purports to combat terror and to oppose all its supporters – ignores the fact that Qatar hosts leaders of terrorist movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Taliban and maintains trade relations with Iran despite the U.S. sanctions on it. Not only does the U.S. not lift a finger against Qatar, it regards this country as an ally and continues to keep its largest foreign base on its soil, he wrote.
As another example Al-Sudairi pointed to the recent events in Libya, asking why the U.S. and the West oppose the Libyan army under Khalifa Haftar as it fights against armed militias which, according to Al-Sudairi, comprise members of Al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS and are supported by Qatar, Turkey and Iran. He also mentions Yemen, wondering why the West urges the Yemeni government to negotiate with the Iran-backed Houthis, when it knows that the Houthis are no proponents of dialogue.
Turki Al-Sudairi (image: Twitter.com/tu9926)
The following are excerpts from his article:
“Whoever follows the events these days is bewildered and confounded by the contradictions in the policies of countries vis-a-vis the events taking place in other countries… [and] may get a headache trying to figure out the positions of certain countries about all sorts of events. When the U.S. and several [other] Western states say that they are acting to combat terror and eliminate it everywhere, people may believe them. But whoever thinks deeply, analyses the events and tries to connects them will find it difficult to believe [this claim]. To clarify my point, let me present some examples.
“Qatar is home to the Al-‘Udeid [Air] Base, the largest American base outside the U.S. But at the same time, Qatar hosts the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood party, when some U.S. allies have designated [the Muslim Brotherhood] as a terror organization. It also hosts Taliban leaders, and has even set up a [Taliban] diplomatic representation [in Qatar], despite the hostility that prevails between the Taliban and the U.S. Qatar also maintains trade relations and close ties with Iran, which shelters the remnants of the Al-Qaeda leadership, even though the U.S. has imposed harsh sanctions on Iran. Despite [all of this], the U.S. does not lift a finger and does not even condemn the conduct of the Qatari government.
“Whoever contemplates the relations between the two countries therefore feels bewildered and confused, and might almost conclude that [their] stated policy is at odds with reality and that there is more going on than meets the eye. Furthermore, Qatar tries to sow division among the Gulf states and feeds terrorism in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, some North African Arab countries and some African countries, yet the U.S. and the West do not lift a finger against the Qatari government’s conduct. They did not even respond to the [FIFA] World Cup scandal, [namely to the allegations that Qatar] engaged in bribery and the buying of votes in order to host it… except by calling on all sides to resolve their differences by means of dialogue.”
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