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pap posted this 13 June 2017

Interesting old situation in Qatar.   As our man in the Middle East, @Dubai_Phil has reported, a number of nations have turned their back on Qatar, citing financing of terrorism as the reason for their blockade.  All flights from those nations were cancelled.   There's a sort of blockade going on.   The Iranians are actually doing a modern day Berlin airlift to keep the nation afloat.

Before we guffaw at the notion of Saudi Arabia being affronted that other nations finance terrorism, I reckon there are some wider questions to consider.

What exactly has Qatar done to earn this censure?

Is this a result of Russian intrigue? (almost everything is these days)

What are the implications for Turkey's relationship with the West?  Erdogan has called the blockade inhumane.

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Cobham Saint posted this 13 June 2017

Whose side has May's "Government" decided we're on?

Given the arms deals that could be at stake for backing the wrong side I'd suggest Saudi Arabia.

Dubai_Phil posted this 13 June 2017


I will not comment nor post on this thread after this

When I have verified stories and background I will post links on the fighting terror thread.

Suffice to say that Gulf News has in depth stories context. More specifically research The Muslim Brotherhood via previously released UK official secrets act going back to the 1950's to last releases in late 80's. They have been quoted here.

The decision on Qatar was taken by a number of Nations. I concur with it.

Fatso posted this 13 June 2017

Phil is like a spy.

or is it that one from from Allo Allo

TheCholulaKid posted this 13 June 2017

Probably safe to assume they're watching him.  Not sure why DP* would be behaving in such a clandestine fashion otherwise.


* just me?

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Goatboy posted this 13 June 2017

I never realised that Arabian golf was such a dangerous game.

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PhilippineSaint posted this 13 June 2017

It has buggered up the daughters R&R time as they cannot now meet.

One is working in  Abu Dhabi and the other is living in Doha  working for Qatar Airways. Flights only affected to the blockading countries so she says.

Fatso posted this 14 June 2017

Dubai Phil won't be replying to anything on this thread which is a shame as I heard from a reliable source that he has a micro cock.

Cobham Saint posted this 14 June 2017

D_P seems to be employed by his local propaganda & agitation dept. The golf is a front...


pap posted this 11 July 2017

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

 Al Jazeera, then?

Remember that documentary "The Lobby" they did a while ago?   That can't have been helpful to objectives in the region.

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Cobham Saint posted this 21 July 2017

Originally posted by Goatboy

I never realised that Arabian golf was such a dangerous game.

 Late upvote for you on that one @Goat - missed the post back when.

Very good



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