That article will make the reader long for nothing but fake news.
There’s a history needed for context here.
But first, here’s the latest developments in order of their occurrence.
♦ 6:00am Bahrain’s Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement early Monday saying it would withdraw its diplomatic mission from the Qatari capital of Doha within 48 hours and that all Qatari diplomats should leave Bahrain within the same period.
The ministry’s statement said Qatari citizens needed to leave Bahrain within two weeks and that air and sea traffic between the two countries would be halted. It wasn’t immediately clear how that would affect Qatar Airways, one of the region’s major long-haul carriers.
Bahrain blamed Qatar’s “media incitement, support for armed terrorist activities and funding linked to Iranian groups to carry out sabotage and spreading chaos in Bahrain” for its decision.
♦ 7:00am Saudi Arabia says it is cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar and it has pulled all Qatari troops from the ongoing war in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia made the announcement via its state-run Saudi Press Agency early Monday.
It appeared to be timed in concert with an earlier announcement by Bahrain similarly cutting ties.
♦ 8:00am The United Arab Emirates and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.
The two countries have joined Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in cutting ties to Qatar amid a growing Arab diplomatic dispute with the small, gas-rich nation.
Both the UAE and Egypt made the announcement on their state-run news agencies within minutes of each other.
Qatar has been a source of historic extremist and terrorist related problems for the Gulf Security Council and the aforementioned Gulf States.
Here’s some historic background for possible context on the latest developments:
- Qatar was the intermediary used by President Obama for covert arms and monetary transfers by the Obama CIA and Obama/Clinton State Department respectively.
- Qatar was also the chosen home for detainees when President Obama released the GITMO terrorists.
- Most importantly however, is the relationship between Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood. When Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi named the Muslim Brotherhooda terror organization, their leadership fled to safe harbor in Qatar.
Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi then began a months and years long assembly of Gulf Arab states (Gulf Security Council) to boycott Qatar, cut all diplomatic ties and isolate them until they renounced terrorism and stopped providing safe harbor for extremists.
Eventually, Qatar acquiesced and sent the Muslim Brotherhood to Turkey.
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