UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain Cut Diplomatic Ties With Qatar…

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 to 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 to 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 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 Brotherhood a terror organization, their leadership fled to safe harbor in Qatar.

el-sisi in Saudi

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.

President al-Sisi then asked Interpol to watch carefully and notify him if the Muslim Brotherhood were ever allowed to leave Turkey.  [Yeah, al-Sisi is a badass like that]  Recep Erdogan gave the Brotherhood safe harbor in Turkey.

◾2013 President al-Sisi charged and prosecuted the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood. They fled to Qatar.  (link)
◾2014 President al-Sisi followed the MB to Qatar and initiated sanctions against Qatar until they stopped financing and harboring terror.  (link)
◾2015 Unrelenting President al-Sisi then formed a coalition against Qatar including the UAE and Saudi Arabia who withdrew their ambassadors and isolated Qatar in the region.  (link)  (link)

The extremist attack in Egypt last week was notably carried out by sympathizers of the Muslim Brotherhood.  The attack was launched from Libya.  Libyan Dawn, ISIS, al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsular (AQAP) and al-Qaeda North Africa (AQIM) are all affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood political extremist construct.  All of these entities have found financial resources structured, and/or organized, from inside Qatar.

Against the backdrop of President Trump calling for a joint coalition against extremist and violent Islamic terrorism it doesn’t come as a surprise to see the Gulf Arab States once again confronting Qatar in 2017.

The difference is this time (2017) they have a U.S. President willing to support the global effort to hunt down and eliminate the extremists.

“Drive Them Out” !



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488 Responses to UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain Cut Diplomatic Ties With Qatar…

  1. jeans2nd says:

    There is more going on here than first meets the eye. This also involves Yemen.

    There are probs in Yemen involving the Saudis and the UAE, and involves the U.N. id10ts. The Yemen war was initiated by the Houthis, backed by Iran.

    Quatar is the logical first choice to ostracize to further cement the GCC. T-Rex’s words from Australia were very wise and correct, imo.
    Would wager a bitcoin that much more is to follow.

    “Aden’s former governor Aidarous al-Zubaidi said that the tribal, military and political leaders of South Yemen had formed a new Council that would manage the region. In particular, he noted that the “political leadership of the country” under his supervision will manage and represent the south – the region that has most of the oil reserves in Yemen, the backbone of its economy.”

    O/T – SecDef was in Shangi-la yesterday before he went to Australia (sigh). Lost Horizon, Ronald Coleman beckon…

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    • tellthetruth2016 says:

      I still wonder how much $$$$ was passed to Obozo and Billary over the Bergdahl deal ???? Somebody, somebody, in the military knows and needs to come forward …….

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  2. jeans2nd says:

    Interesting take from M K Bhadrakumar, former Indian diplomat, “progressive,” son of indian diplomat –
    First, this is all Our POTUS’ fault, of course. No surprise there.

    “Qatar is unlikely to be cowed down, but it is a pragmatist who is open to compromise. Turkey and Iran have counselled restraint, dialogue and reconciliation by the two sides. In 2014 when a similar showdown took place between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, it lasted for 8 months.”

    “What brings together Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt to devise a containment strategy against Qatar is their common interest in getting the Brothers (Muslim Brotherhood) evicted from their safe haven in Qatar…Kuwait and Oman have taken a neutral stance.”

    And what of CentCom?

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  3. Icestation3 says:

    Saudi Arabia remains focused on the power struggle between the two sects of Islam which has very little to do with the rise of Isis. The Muslim Brotherhood and progressive politicians in the West are almost entirely the cause of the terrorism around the world today.

    It’s incredibly important that Saudi Arabia and Iran remain militarily strong because, as we saw in Egypt and currently in Syria, the potential for the post-cold-war collaboration between radical Islam and radical progressives in the West could lead to a new Caliphate forming most probably led by Turkey.

    Putin needs to support Iran and Assad. Trump needs to support Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Russia and America are effectively creating a crucial power balance in the region. The neo-cons, who have had very little influence in the world since the 1980’s, have once again regained control and are creating stability.

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  4. WSB says:

    “Oh dear, there goes the narrative. UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt just initiated a “Muslim Travel Ban”.#DriveThemOut”


    And, yes…I am screaming with irony.

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  5. got243kids says:

    Outstanding information. Thank you!
    I’ve commented only a few times here at the Tree House. Been following for about a year and half and am amazed at how thorough the info.
    Don’t know how you do it Sundance, I really don’t think you sleep.

    I have 3 kids and it was/is imperitive that I work to secure their future.

    Thank you dear God for Trump (and al-Sisi).

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  6. Justah says:

    It’s like crawling through Mud with all the wild conspiracy theories around here. Let’s look at what we KNOW and the timeline –
    Last week and over the weekend – Qatar gave out a list of Hamas officials that had to leave Qatar (Haaratz News) and it’s reported that they were ‘forced’ to do so. Hamas has new Leadership and it’s based in Gaza (this is huge), the Palestinian Authority ceased to make payments to the families of their Terrorists (also huge). Odd piece of news – Qatar sent out pink slips to over 600 teachers in Doha, with contacts immediately cancelled and final paychecks drafted. Some of those teachers had been teaching for 15 years – very odd.

    On Monday we learn that 7 Arab/Muslim Nations cut Qatar off from Ports, their only land bridge, Airports and the one that few Media are mentioning – Air Space – Yemen kicked them out of the Country. The Air Space is key and no access to Ports or Airports is a big deal. Not just KSA and Egypt (although the most important) but also the Maldives and that is very interesting as they are not in the Mid-East.

    I spent the day reading Arab News sites to try and find out just what all the ramifications are. Iran says they will resupply Qatar with food, and they can do that, but they are about the only ones who easily can – it’s a boat trip, but the boats are small. Turkey and Iran want to be the “negotiators” – neither one of them will move the GCC or KSA. Today’s actions are totally unprecedented – in 2014 the Qatari Diplomats were expelled – BUT all transportation was unchanged. Last flights left GCC airports this afternoon with a few leaving in the early morning – as of dawn tomorrow, Air Space is closed – that would be the same airspace that Qatar uses most and has approved routes over. It will take time to get new routes approved. Banks in both Egypt and KSA began to stop transactions with Qatar – not all, but some and more will probably follow. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia just took a giant leap and the new Anti-Terror Financing Center with their 100’s of computers tracking money and chatter is already paying off.

    That my friends was just the weekend stuff that was mostly un-reported and Day One.
    Should be a busy and exciting week.

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    • daughnworks247 says:

      Thank you for all the detail Justah.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jeans2nd says:

      Thank you for the info. A question, if permitted.

      “Air Space – Yemen kicked them out of the Country.”
      Yemen is basically split in two. The ongoing Yemen war was started by the Iranian backed Houthis. Saudi Arabia entered to support the original Yemenese president, and protect the Saudi-Yemen border. Only the Saudis are being condemned by the U.N. Why? Who, exactly, closed the Yemen airspace; who actually controls the ports? And what of our guys, in both Quatar and Yemen? They must be our first concern, imo. Many as-yet unanswered questions.

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  7. Azrajo says:

    Funny that Obama picked Doha to hold his Arab Spring conference the same day that the Bengahazi murders occurred . He was the one who picked the September 11 date and had Attorney General Holder in attendance and other department heads as well. They kept the conferee going even after the tragedy. No one ever bought the coincidence up.

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  8. mcclainra says:

    Zerohedge’s different reason today fyi for Qatar ‘problem’. Wonder what tomorrow? Yesterday was ransom for Qatar royals kidnapped while hunting.

    “The real reason behind the diplomatic fallout may be far simpler, and once again has to do with a long-running and controversial topic, namely Qatar’s regional natural gas dominance.

    Recall that many have speculated (with evidence going back as far back as 2012) that one of the reasons for the long-running Syria proxy war was nothing more complex than competing gas pipelines, with Qatar eager to pass its own pipeline, connecting Europe to its vast natural gas deposits, however as that would put Gazprom’s monopoly of European LNG supply in jeopardy, Russia had been firmly, and violently, against this strategy from the beginning and explains Putin’s firm support of the Assad regime and the Kremlin’s desire to prevent the replacement of the Syrian government with a puppet regime.”

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