Vilka försvagas av Qatar-konflikten?

För någon vecka sedan publicerade jag en artikel om Qatar och påpekade att Qatar är en känd sponsor av terroristgrupper, liksom Saudiarabien. En orsak till krisen med avbrutna diplomatiska förbindelser är att Qatar har en mer neutral inställning till Iran, dödsfiende för Saudiarabien, Israel och USA. De tre senare länderna stödjer på olika sätt terrorismen i världen, medan Iran bekämpar den, – liksom USA.
Iran och Qatar delar också världens största gasfält, vilket fordrar rimligt goda relationer.
Qatars stöd till Muslimska Brödraskapet retar förstås Egypten. Jag diskuterar vidare här.

* Många talar för en fredlig lösning och är villiga i att hjälpa till som medlare, bland andra Ryssland och Turkiet.
* U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said on Wednesday 14 June ”The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain appear to be violating people’s human rights by threatening to jail or fine them for expressing sympathy for Qatar.” Reuters
* Putin har ringt kung Salman i Saudiarabien och menar att krisen motverkar en lösning av konflikten i Syrien. Ryssland har också lovat att sända mat och annat vid behov, vilket Qatar tackat för.
* Även Iran har lovat matleveranser.
* USA försöker som så ofta misstänkliggöra Rysslands insatser ”Defense Secretary James Mattis said Tuesday that the crisis in Qatar could be a sign of Russia “trying to break any kind of multilateral alliance … that is a stabilizing influence in the world.” The Hill
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Den kände journalisten Robert Fisk kan inte låta bli att ironisera i The Independent.

The Qatar crisis proves two things: the continued infantilisation of the Arab states, and the total collapse of the Sunni Muslim unity supposedly created by Donald Trump’s preposterous attendance at the Saudi summit two weeks ago.

After promising to fight to the death against Shia Iranian “terror,” Saudi Arabia and its closest chums have now ganged up on one of the wealthiest of their neighbours, Qatar, for being a fountainhead of “terror”. Only Shakespeare’s plays could come close to describing such treachery. Shakespeare’s comedies, of course.

For, truly, there is something vastly fantastical about this charade. Qatar’s citizens have certainly contributed to Isis. But so have Saudi Arabia’s citizens.

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Qatar over terror links.
First, let’s just get rid of the hysterically funny bits of this story. I see that Yemen is breaking air links with Qatar. Quite a shock for the poor Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, since Yemen – under constant bombardment by his former Saudi and Emirati chums – doesn’t have a single serviceable airliner left with which to create, let alone break, an air link.
Kommentar: Men Yemen menas sannolikt den landsflyktige förre presidenten Hadi som i Saudiarabien uppmuntrar Saudi att bomba och förstöra Jemen.

The Maldives have also broken relations with Qatar. To be sure, this has nothing to do with the recent promise of a Saudi five-year loan facility of $300m to the Maldives, the proposal of a Saudi property company to invest $100m in a family resort in the Maldives and a promise by Saudi Islamic scholars to spend $100,000 on 10 “world class” mosques in the Maldives.
And let us not mention the rather large number of Isis and other Islamist cultists who arrived to fight for Isis in Iraq and Syria from – well, the Maldives.

Now the Qatari Emir hasn’t enough troops to defend his little country should the Saudis decide to request that he ask their army to enter Qatar to restore stability – as the Saudis persuaded the King of Bahrain to do back in 2011. But Sheikh Tamim no doubt hopes that the massive US military air base in Qatar will deter such Saudi generosity.

When I asked his father, Sheikh Hamad (later uncharitably deposed by Tamim) why he didn’t kick the Americans out of Qatar, he replied: “Because if I did, my Arab brothers would invade me.”

Like father, like son, I suppose. God Bless America.” Independent (Mer Fisk längre ned).

Men konflikten berör andra, och några måste visa färg.
Förre talmannen i Libanons parlament Ili al Farzali menar:
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“I see this conflict around Qatar also as a war against Turkey in the Sunni world. Assuming that Qatar is indeed a sponsor of terrorism, namely the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the most influential Sunni party both in and outside the Arab world. If Qatar stops supporting it, this would also have a negative impact on Turkey, which has until now been building up its influence in the Arab world” Sputniknews
Turkiet har lovat att öka samarbetet med Qatar och uppger att man vill göra allt för att finna en diplomatisk lösning. Turkiet har nu en försvarspakt med Qatar och ska öppna sin första militärbas där.

* Den 14/6 besökte Turkiets utrikesminister Mevlut Cavusoglu och ekonomiminister Nihat Zeybekci Turkiet. Den senare sa ”We do not accept this sanction imposed on Qatar during Ramadan. We are ready to do our best to meet the needs of Qatar. The needs of our Qatari brothers have been fulfilled with a high level of performance so far”.
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Robert Fisk skriver vidare ”Kuwait, is now acting as a peacemaker between Qatar and the Saudis and Emiratis. The emirate of Dubai is quite close to Iran, has tens of thousands of Iranian expatriates, and is hardly following Abu Dhabi’s example of anti-Qatari wrath.

Oman was even staging joint naval manoeuvres with Iran a couple of months ago.
Pakistan long ago declined to send its army to help the Saudis in Yemen, because the Saudis asked for only Sunni and no Shia soldiers; the Pakistani army was understandably outraged to realise that Saudi Arabia was trying to sectarianise its military personnel.

But if we look a bit further down the road, it’s not difficult to see what really worries the Saudis. Qatar also maintains quiet links with the Assad regime. It helped secure the release of Syrian Christian nuns in Jabhat al-Nusrah hands and has helped release Lebanese soldiers from Isis hands in western Syria. When the nuns emerged from captivity, they thanked both Bashar al-Assad and Qatar.


And there are growing suspicions in the Gulf that Qatar has much larger ambitions: to fund the rebuilding of post-war Syria. Even if Assad remained as president, Syria’s debt to Qatar would place the nation under Qatari economic control. Kanske är det här ”som skon klämmer”

Avslutande kommentar:
Initiativet av Saudiarabien och andra stater att avbryta de diplomatiska förbindelserna med Qatar ser ut att kunna utvecklas till ett diplomatiskt och politiskt misslyckande. USA:s stöd är inte kraftfullt trots Trump’s initiala reaktion. Saudis politisk börjar nog granskas mer öppet eller kritiskt, och då kommer man in på det brutala kriget mot Jemen, med stöd av bl.a. USA, och dess långvarig stöd till terrorister, med USA:s tysta godkännande. Läget har om något fört Ryssland, Turkiet och Iran närmare varandra.
En vinnare är som (nästan) alltid USA:s krigsindustri. The Telegraph skriver 15 juni ”Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12 billion (£9.4 billion). The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticised recently by US President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism.” The Telegraph

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  3 comments for “Vilka försvagas av Qatar-konflikten?

  1. 16 juni, 2017 at 10:19

    USA:s femte flotta är stationerad i Qatar.

  2. 16 juni, 2017 at 15:21

    ”The United States has signed a major arms sale deal with Qatar, a week after President Donald Trump accused the Gulf nation of sponsoring terrorism. Experts suggested that the deal could make Washington more supportive towards Qatar amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis.” (

  3. Peter Grafström
    16 juni, 2017 at 17:12

    Nu dramatiska förändringar i riktning till sekularism i Arabvärlden enligt Thierry Meyssan
    Som jag tidigare påpekat var den islamiska revolutionen i Iran 1979 påtvingad utifrån och av typen angloamerikansk regime change operation.
    Det försätter nu det Iranska ledarskapet i en komplicerad situation även om dom är kloka pragmatiker.

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