Monday, June 17, 2013

"The question for Qatar is how long before ..."

"...The question for Qatar is how long before the Muslim Brotherhood gets annoyed with Qatari interference and decides it no longer needs to heed its advice, requests and concerns? And in the meantime, how soon before Qatari tourists start feeling uncomfortable in Arab states and before Qatari diplomats are routinely kidnapped and terrorist attacks take place in Doha by the plethora of disgruntled groups it either supported or opposed in one Arab country or another? How long before Qatar realizes that it led itself into a position it is no longer in control of? And how long before Qataris start wondering: “Was it worth it?” and “What was it all about, anyway?” Wouldn’t Qataris then feel emboldened to call for more political rights to better manage their national wealth and set a more amicable foreign policy? The state’s legislative elections called for two years ago by the emir are due to take place in the second half of this year. ..."

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