As Donald Trump has announced: ‘Qatar has been funding terrorism at a very high level”. Trump is of course correct; Qatar has been funding training and arming jihadists across the Middle East and the Western world for many years. However, funding terrorists is not Qatar’s sin for the Saudis , the Americans and the British. Qatar’s crime is that they not only support Hamas to respond to Israeli terror against the Palestinians , but they also have a distant alliance with Iran promarily via their shared Pars field gas resource; and, to cap it all off, are now agreeing to sell some gas in non-US dollars!
The reality is that a few deaths on London Bridge or somewhere else in Europe are simply collateral damage; worth it, in the bigger interest of huge kickbacks from the Saudis, and Israel’s backers in the States and the U.K. .. This is purely and simply about money. The festering cesspool of British/American mainstream politics and their respective ‘intelligence’ units , is all about money- what’s a few blown-up innocent citizens compared to the billions that can be made through arms deals, oil deals and kickbacks?-with the added benefit of de-stabilising the one final disruptor to Israel’s’ plans to once and for good ‘solve’ the Palestinian question- by removing Iran and their allies Hezbollah and to some degree Hamas.
As Angry Arab notes: If Western media want to really serve their readers in their (lousy) coverage of the Gulf crisis, they would adhere to those two basic standards of professional journalism:
1) they would tell their readers while interviewing academics, journalists, or “citizens” in UAE or Saudi Arabia or Qatar that opposition the government or disagreeing with the government in tweets or in retweets would land you in jail for up to 15 years with a hefty fine. They would tell them people in those countries are not free to express views different form the government.
2) they would tell readers when they cite “experts” at DC think thanks that those think tanks are all funded by UAE and/or Saudi Arabia (except Brookings which is funded by Qatar). These are basics.’