Wednesday, October 17, 2012

At the Doha's 'Four Seasons' Hotel tea lounge: Money buys tea & defections but no smiles!

 'Money buy tea but no smiles!'
[The National] "... An assortment of opposition leaders and businessmen are passing through Doha, hoping to attract Qatar's arsenal of quickly-deployed cash and considerable diplomatic clout to their cause.The stakes are higher than ever. Qatar's prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, has denied reports that his country is providing weapons to the opposition in Syria - but few here doubt that his country is providing financial backing and non-lethal aid....For now, tea at the Four Seasons tastes bitter, and despite the cheery music and sweets, smiles are rare...."

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