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  1. Shah9

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    Saudi Arabia has threatened to blockade neighbouring Qatar by air, land and sea unless Doha cuts ties with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, closes global channel al-Jazeera, and expels local branches of the US Brookings Institution and Rand Corporation think tanks.

    The threat was issued by Riyadh before it withdrew its ambassador to Doha and branded as “terrorist organisations” the brotherhood, Lebanon’s Hizbullah and al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Jabhat al-Nusra.

    Although the kingdom has long been the font of Sunni ultra-orthodox Salafism and jihadism, it now seeks to contain radical movements and media and other organisations giving them publicity.

    King Abdullah has decreed that any Saudi who fights abroad could be jailed for 20-30 years, and those who join, endorse or provide moral or material support to groups classified as “terrorist” or “extremist” will risk prison sentences of five to 30 years.

    The decree followed the gazetting of a sweeping new anti- terrorism law prohibiting acts that disturb public order, promote insecurity, undermine national unity or harm the reputation of the kingdom.


    Contradiction

    While the law and decree are meant to curb jihadi operations on Saudi soil as well as counter non-jihadi dissidence, these legal instruments appear to contradict government policy on foreign jihad.

    While 400 Saudis have returned home from Syrian battlefields, another 6,000-8,000 are believed to be fighting with jihadi groups funded by the government as well as wealthy Saudis, Kuwaitis and Qataris.

    An informed source speculated the decree sends a message to Saudis: “Don’t come home. Fight unto death or victory.”

    For half a century Saudi Arabia used its oil wealth to promote Muslim fundamentalists, notably the brotherhood and its offshoots, to counter the secular pan-Arab nationalism preached by Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Syrian and Iraqi Baath parties.

    The kingdom provided refuge for brotherhood officials and activists from Egypt and other countries where governments were battling the movement. However, in recent years, Riyadh fell out with the brotherhood because it did not follow Saudi dictation.

    After Shia clerics overthrew the shah of Iran in 1979 and tried to export their “Islamic revolution” to the wider Muslim world, which is 85 per cent Sunni, Saudi Arabia, which sees itself as the guardian of Sunni orthodoxy, turned to evangelism.

    The object has been to convert Muslims to “Wahhabism,” the Saudi puritanical interpretation of Islam. The Saudi campaign in Syria is against Damascus’s ally Shia Iran as well as godless, secular Baathism.

    The rise in the price of oil since the 1970s has enabled the Saudis to train clerics and build schools, Islamic centres, universities and mosques around the world.

    Traditionally gentle, tolerant, mystic Sufis, who had served as Islam’s missionaries, have been replaced by narrow, harsh Wahhabi preachers and imams. Over the past 30 years the kingdom has spent more than $100 billion (€72 billion) on promoting Wahhabism.

    Even before the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia – partnered by the US Central Intelligence Agency – trained and armed mujahideen (holy warriors) from Afghanistan and across the Muslim world to fight the Soviet Afghan republic. After the war ended with the Soviet withdrawal from that country in 1989, veterans of this conflict fanned out to fight in Bosnia, Algeria, Libya, the Caucasus and elsewhere.

    BlowbackFearing blowback from Saudi jihadis engaged in the Syrian war, Riyadh has recently given the Syrian file to the interior minister Prince Mohamed bin Nayef, who has been in charge of an anti-terrorism campaign in the kingdom and Yemen, replacing intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

    The Wall Street Journal has quoted a key Saudi source who said the shift suggests that Riyadh could rely more on diplomatic than military means by exerting pressure onRussia, Iran and Hizbullah, Damascus’s chief supporters, to resolve the conflict by removing President Bashar al-Assad.

    Nevertheless, Riyadh also favours providing shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to “vetted” rebels, well aware these weapons could fall into al-Qaeda hands.

    Saudi Arabia threatens to blockade Qatar over terrorism - The Irish Times - Tue, Mar 11, 2014
     
  2. Shah9

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    Everyone knows Saudi Arabia is a terrorist country that supports al Qaeda.
     
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    This is really funny at so many levels...

    BTW Qatar's newdly developed ambition on world stage (or lets say within GCC / Arab league) is all gas :)

    I mean its funded by their gas deposits and the excess cash they have today. They don't know what to do with it. A seriously retarded mad man of the middle east (and thats something) in the making...
     
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    Qatar is overtaking the entire Middle East in terms of tourism and economics. Just soon before their world cup comes, UAE will be dumped and become another Kuwait then Qatar will become a tourist factory. There's no such thing called Arab league and GCC doesn't exist except the PSF and force unity, the organization is mainly KSA-UAE and Bahrain sometimes. Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Yemen is a different story, they don't agree with KSA-UAE policies.

    Hell even Qatar said their policy will stay after Saudi warned them :omghaha:

    Qatar will succumb to Saudi Arabia - Politics - Panorama | Armenian news
     
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    We now have the opportunity to play off Qatar/Turkey vs Saudi Arabia.
     
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    Just political disagreements. Will be solved. Qatar is still a small little brother that is throwing angry tantrums for a while. It will return to normal soon.

    Although I find it inevitable that we will annex Qatar in the future once the Americans leave. As is the case with Bahrain now. Later it will evolve into Kuwait, UAE and possibly Oman.

    Basically the GCC is already a club that we run together with UAE.
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    The future Kingdom of Greater Arabia.

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    Keep having sweet dreams. We control the Arabian Peninsula and that's not going to change.

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    Dont be too excited, we really dont care about this, Erdogan is only talking, our only interes in ME is oil.
     
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    Again words to make diversion and deceive people
     
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    I support KSA in two of the three proposals. The MB is a legitimate organization. But Al-Jazeera, the terrorist propaganda organ, and those US regime change NGOs (Rand & Brookings) need to be shown the door. They are a serious threat to the stability of the Gulf region. Qatar must comply if they have the region's interests at heart.
     
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    This is an opportunity. Qatar can be useful instrument for Iran to expand its influence further into the Arabian peninsula.

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    Lol, they all scream Allah Ackbar like zionist Al Qaeda

    Don't be fool, Qatar make Jabat Al Nusra and have a big USA base. They can't be with you

    Their leaders are obviously NWO members and hate Islam

    You'd better play with Egypt of Al Sissi, Oman, Al Houthi Yemen

    Qatar is for destruction not playing around with
     
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    Turkey shouldn't be part of this, I think it's because it doesn't affect their past between Ottoman-Safavids. I believe it's because the Arab revolt led them to hate Arabs more than Iranians when it comes to politics.

    Anyway, it's easier to divide the Gulf if the US leaves. Tribes would fight each other without Western influence in the region hence that's why House of Saud remained in the thrones between those period when British then US protects them.
     
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    Qatar an upstart little Arab fiefdom has been a trouble bigger than its size. It has been fueling terrorism in Syria too. It must be dealt with immediately.

    This is the truth of all Arab fiefdoms. They are weak, they are insecure and inclined to fight their own people.
     
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    Some of the replies here are hilarious.

    PDF at its best.

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