As tensions continue to rise between Qatar and the other Gulf Arab states, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has today announced that he will “stand by” Qatar in the ongoing crisis, and will not abandon his support for the Qatari government during Ramadan.
Erdogan also called out Saudi Arabia for having so quickly escalated the row, saying it was not suitable for the “most power state in the Gulf” to act this way, adding that he wants to see the Saudis “work for brotherhood, not animosity” in the region.
Hostility toward Qatar has centered heavily on Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood and other democratic Islamist factions. Turkey’s own ruling party has some ideological similarities, and Turkey has been among the loudest supporters of Qatar during the split.
Erdogan says he believes the blockade imposed against Qatar by neighboring states is wholly unjustified and should be lifted immediately. Qatar has sought to make deals with Turkey to import food and water, as their traditional sources are all stuck at the Saudi border.
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Saudi’s government would of course be against the Muslim brotherhood . The Muslim brotherhood is somewhat of a democratic organization the Imams have used to wrestle power away from their dictators . Turkey being the closest to a Muslim democracy as Erdogan was elected . But after he was elected he has consolidated his power to such a degree it is highly unlikely anybody can be elected after him . The Bush administration got Egypt to drop the terrorist definition for the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt . Not long after that the Muslim brotherhood candidate was elected as president of Egypt and Egyptian Christians started being crucified .
Not so, for no Christian has been crucified since the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, it being a form of brutality that was replaced by torture in our white Western democratic dictatorships.
“Wealth is the root of all evil.”
Wealth being the property we own above what is needed to have a comfortable life, wealth being a thing that no one in the impoverished lower-half of society ever experiences from birth to death, what would life be like in a world without wealth?
Surely, the reverse of planet earth, for the destiny of our Empire is to finish the misery of reaching the ultimate conclusion of the glory and power of wealth.
Qatar has Erdogan’s support… well that sure helps.
NATO ally Turkey backs Qatar (another US ally who hosts our naval bases) against Saudi Arabia (another US ally). This is way too funny.
Meanwhile Qatar (the only Arab state with anything approaching a free press) is being blamed for its ‘extremist ideology’ and being behind the terrorists…….really?? When was the last time you heard Israel complaining about Qatar involvement in terrorism? With all the blowhard, cry baby, the sky is falling, BullS–t they spew about Iran, how come not a word about Qatar, … assuming what Saudi Arabia and Trump are claiming are true about Qatar??? When was the last time Israel sounded the alarm about Pakistan which is known to actually possess nuclear weapons??
…….only Iran where the moderate just won the election over the hard liner conservative.
How badly do you have to be lied to?
If the US and Saudi Arabia claims Qatar is really the ones behind the terrorists (with Israel conspicuously silent), you can bet your ass the onpposite is likely true, that Saudi Arabia is behind ISIS with the knowledge and consent of the US and Israel with the goal of bringing down Assadnd ultimately Iran.
This should be screaming obvious.
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