The schism has commenced..a patsy is created..Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, & Bahrain cut ties with Qatar

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-04/saudi-arabia-egypt-uae-bahrain-cut-diplomatic-ties-block-all-borders-qatar

Just days after president Trump left the region, a geopolitical earthquake is taking place in the Middle East tonight as the rift between Qatar and other members of the (likely extinct) Gulf Cooperation Council explodes with Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt cutting all diplomatic ties with Qatar accusing it of “speading chaos,” by funding terrorism and supporting Iran.

The dispute between Qatar and the Gulf’s Arab countries started over a purported hack of Qatar’s state-run news agency. It has spiraled since, and appears to be climaxing now… just days after President Trump left the region.

As Al Arabiya reports, Bahrain has announced it is cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar, according to a statement carried on Bahrain News Agency:

The statement on Monday morning said Bahrain decided to sever ties with its neighbor “on the insistence of the State of Qatar to continue destabilizing the security and stability of the Kingdom of Bahrain and to intervene in its affairs”.

The statement also said Qatar’s incitement of the media and supporting of terrorist activities and financing groups linked to Iran were reasons behind the decision.

“(Qatar has) spread chaos in Bahrain in flagrant violation of all agreements and covenants and principles of international law Without regard to values, law or morals or consideration of the principles of good neighborliness or commitment to the constants of Gulf relations and the denial of all previous commitments,” the statement read.

Qatari citizens have 14 days to leave Bahraini territories while Qatari diplomats were given 48 hours to leave the country after being expelled. Meanwhile, Bahrain has also banned all of its citizens from visiting or residing in Qatar after the severance of ties.

Additionally, Bahrain has has closed both air and sea borders with Qatar.

Saudi Arabia then confirmed the same – cutting ties and shutting down all sea, airspace, and land crossings with Qatar as well as dissolving Qatar’s role in the Saudi-led coalition fighting against Yemen. Emirates, Etihad, Saudia, Gulf Air, and Egypt Air are no longer allowed to fly to Qatar and Saudi Arabia is providinhg facilities, services to Qatari pilgrims

Egypt then followed, confirming it was cutting diplomatic ties.

Then UAE confirmed it would cut ties, shut down all sky, water, and land crossings, and expel all Qataris within 48 hours.

The Maldives also just cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

All of this happens within 24 hours of Iran calling out ‘The West’ for ignoring the real sponsors of terrorism around the world and UK’s Labor party leader outright name-shaming Sauid Arabia’s funding of terrorism.

Qatari officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

As a reminder, documents obtained by Middle East Eye show strategic alliance includes pledge by Ankara to protect Gulf state from external threats…

In December 2015, Turkey announced, to the surprise of many, that it planned to establish a military base in Qatar. Behind the scenes, the agreement was about forming a major strategic alliance.

After a 100-year hiatus, Turkey is militarily back in the Gulf and ramping up its presence overseas. In January, Ankara announced that it would also establish a military base in Somalia.

Specific details about the Qatar agreement, which Turkey described as an alliance in the face of “common enemies”, remain scant, but Middle East Eye has acquired copies of the agreements, as well as further details, which include a secret pledge by Ankara to protect Qatar from external threats.

Did Qatar just get scapegoated in the ‘war on terror’? One thing seems clear, support for a Syrian gas pipeline will be dwindling and with it the need for a Syrian war.

Notably, this raises further doubts about OPEC’s stability. As Bloomberg notes, while Middle East ructions have historically added risk premia to oil prices, discord here could theoretically put downward pressure on prices as OPEC members struggle to maintain unity and compliance on production cuts.

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this is big big news..we have qatar set up now as the pariah..to take all the heat for the sunni fueled and backed “terrorist” acts committed all over the middle east..last one left with the hot potato gets burned hands..

The Maldives also just cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.” << huh?

Did Qatar just get scapegoated in the ‘war on terror’? One thing seems clear, support for a Syrian gas pipeline will be dwindling and with it the need for a Syrian war.”

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58 Responses to “The schism has commenced..a patsy is created..Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, & Bahrain cut ties with Qatar”

  1. Maldives and OPEC have historic money ties.


    “An agreement for the encouragement and protection of investment has been signed between the OPEC Fund for International Development and the Republic of the Maldives. Drawn up within the framework of the Fund’s Private Sector Facility, the convention was initialed by H.E. Mr. Fathulla Jameel, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Maldives, and by H.E. Dr. Y. Seyyid Abdulai, Director-General of the OPEC Fund.

    The tourism sector has developed through the initiative of the private sector and has achieved significant growth in the past decade, accounting for over 19% of GDP in 1997, one-fifth of the total employment and more than half of total foreign exchange earnings. Over the past two decades, the Maldives’ fishing industry has developed into a modern industry able to compete effectively in world markets, with export volume and earnings rising by 19% and 58% respectively during 1996-97 due to the partial opening up of the export activity to the private sector.”
    http://www.ofid.org/NewsEvents/ArticleId/199/OPEC-Fund-and-the-Maldives-sign-investment-encouragement-and-protection-agreement

  2. More:


    (September, 2016) “The OPEC Fund for Development’s governing board has decided to loan $50 million (Rf 771 million) for the development of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA). Maldives is the single highest receiver of the loan.

    In the governing board’s meeting held in Vienna, Australia, it was decided that 22 countries would be receiving their loan aid and Maldives and El Salvador are receiving the highest amount of all 22 countries. A total of the loans to be given amounts up to $3oo million and both the Maldives and El Salvador receives $50 million each for developments projects.”
    http://corporatemaldives.com/2016/09/22/50-million-from-the-opec-fund-to-be-given-for-the-development-of-inia/

  3. Maldives first looked into buying land to move and settle their population in India and Sri Lanka, but decided on buying and settling in Australia. They are buying Australian land through their tourist industry, which is loan funded by OPEC. Maldives may be so economically enslaved to OPEC that Maldives was obligated, by whatever decision making process, to cut ties with Qatar.

    (January 2012)
    http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Maldives-Buying-Land-In-Australia-As-Preparation-For-Mass-Migration.html

  4. Maldives is an Islamic Republic. (not that I read this whole article, or found it interesting, but it was my source)
    http://www.gq.com/story/maldive-islands-global-warming-male

  5. Article dated May 30, 2017:

    “The Islamic Development Bank has pledged facilities worth more than US$117 million to finance infrastructure and waste management projects.
    Finance Minister Ahmed Munawar secured the funds during meetings held on the sidelines of the IDB’s annual meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from May 16 to 21, the finance ministry said in a press statement Monday.

    Munawar also met with Khalid al-Abudi, CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of Private Sector, a shareholder of the Maldives Islamic Bank, and discussed ways to broaden the bank’s services. The ICD pledged expert assistance for developing the Islamic finance sector in the Maldives.

    The director general of the Islamic Solidarity Fund meanwhile pledged assistance for developing Waqf and Zakat affairs, Islamic tourism, and waste management. Senior officials of the Islamic Research and Training Institute agreed to conduct Islamic finance training programs in the Maldives.

    The AAA-rated IDB is an Islamic finance institution made up of 57 countries from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Saudi Arabia is the Jeddah-based multilateral lender’s largest shareholder.

    ‘Some of these [Maldives] projects seem to have the potential to facilitate a surge in tourism in a few years, but execution of so many large projects at the same time has posed serious fiscal challenges,’ Fitch observed.”

    http://maldivesindependent.com/business/islamic-development-bank-pledges-us117m-130912

  6. Saudi Arabia is the IMF for Maldives. Maldives is getting bailed out by the very hand who gave them the loans in the first place, Saudi Arabia.

    Article dated Oct. 2016:

    “Saudi Arabia has agreed to lend the Maldives US $150 million to make payments on loans taken out for an unprecedented infrastructure scale-up, including a project to develop the country’s main airport
    The pledge was made by Saudi King Salman during President Abulla Yameen’s four-day visit to the kingdom earlier in the week, Fisheries Minister Dr Mohamed Shainee said on Thursday.”

    http://maldivesindependent.com/business/saudi-arabia-pledges-us150m-bailout-loan-for-maldives-127027

    • great info- there, thanks, adirondack 🙂

      “Saudi Arabia is the IMF for Maldives. ”

      and who pays orders the music: local people have told a friend of mine who went on a vacation there that the process of radicalisation of the people of maldives has been ongoing for the last decade or so and is clearly connected to the new local imams, always sent from Saudi Arabia.

      • that also pulls together why the decision for Australia and not India and Sri Lanka. Hindus and Muslim’s do not mix.

  7. interesting… qatar is the only one of them that supports hamas… that’s always stood out.

    • No its not.

      • first of all, you’re just a sockpuppet bitch. who the fuck are you to condescend to palestinians?

        secondly, which of the GCC countries supports hamas besides qatar? none.

        Iran and syria aren’t really supporting hamas anymore – they broke up in 2013. however, hezbollah is still a supporter of both hamas and assad.

        • I did not know Iran does not support hamas anymore. Does a nation support Hezbollah? By what you said, it seems Syria supports Hezbollah, since Hezbollah supports Syria. Is that correct? Any other nations?

    • ah, makes a little more sense. hamas=Iran

      • Israel Banksters fund Hamas. Did you not know Hamas as opposition for the illegal invasion is a org just for show a controlled opposition org.Only ever does stupid senseless acts =what its told by Israel.

        • Mary M, either way, I do not think it matters when it comes to eventual outcome, which is a developing war. The banksters funded Nazi Germany, the Russians, and the U.S. prior and during WW2. Yet, there was a Nazi army, U.S. army, and Russian army, and they shot and killed each other.

          So even if Israel funds Hamas or Iran, to what extent if at all, there is an Iranian army, an armed militant group called Hamas, and an Israeli military. They bomb and shoot each other. Aside from Tom from Texas who joined the U.S. army, and some fighter from Saudi Arabia, and all the other gulf states, who may have to partake in the developing war against Iran.

          There is still real blood that pours, lives shattered, and an inescapable world of hurt.

          • War is a state of mind it is hate in action.
            War can only happen when you become accepting (as you are now) nothing is fixed we make future NOW..
            And as you are promoting the thinking of a war outcome you are being part of the problem and playing the role of a warmonger.

            You are wrong as there is one global war machine all funded by the banksters by making their govts create the money for war by way of debt for the people.
            The bankers and their media create enemies, fund both sides and wage wars based on believed lies and learned ignorance(including acceptance of their lies or inevitable war).

            • Mary M said, “there is one global war”
              According to you, there IS:
              – one global war
              – it IS “funded by the banksters”
              – the banksters “make their govts create the money”
              – “the bankers and their media create enemies”

              So according to you, there IS all of this above. Therefore you are promoting the problem, because according to you and your “state of mind” these things “are”.

              • nice return of serve..dont expect a reply though..

                • You misquoted me either my mistake on purposefully you are still being deceived by one group that are spreading ignorance and scapegoating one nation in this case Qatar (last week Turkey, America) and so on as you believe it.There is one global war machine the Crown Vatican call this part “Washington” though it is not America

                  Fact is Israel created and funds org Hamas (its called controlled opposition.) Look at how excited the XXX got about the truth as you can see I am not conflicting or name calling so not perpetuating his state of mind.

                  Fact is the W.Banksters funds all terrorism globally and through ignorance, their govts (that you think are yours) is continuing participation in the war = your govt uses your silence( consent) and ignorance .

                  Do you not think your acceptance of war and conflict as inevitable is a media conditioned state of mind. You make my point.

                  • shhh puppet..i cant even undertsand what you are writing about..

                    • if you don’t understand It’s far best to ( “Shhh ” ) it then.
                      As you do not understand mind control I understand you don’t understand what is manifesting (and how it does so).

                    • says the person with 7 different account names..i think its you who are under mind control..from within..go see a doctor..

                    • Mary M is afraid. It is called escapism. Exactly, she is under mind control from within. Sadly this is happens when people do not deal with their own wrongs and guilt. Such people blame others and think a “state of mind” leap will just beam us out of reality. Meanwhile, people get hurt, blood is spilled, and the world is painful. Mary M can not take the pain. Can not take the hurt. Can not take how the world is. Mary M just continues to promote “the banksters” and “media propaganda”.

                    • I am not afraid.Though your words of fear mongering and future projection may cause some suffering.

                      The world itself not painful.
                      What causes all the suffering is media fed ignorant people hurting themselves and others.
                      “Follow the mammon” can also cause suffering .Fear mongering causes suffering.

                    • Fear mongering causes suffering.

                      you fearmonger about banksters in every post..hypocrite much?

                    • Mary M, “What causes all the suffering is media fed ignorant people”

                      just more of Mary M’s fearmongering


                      Mary M, “‘Follow the mammon’ can also cause suffering.”

                      Your state of mind “caused” suffering. Your words of promotion.


                      Mary M, “Fear mongering causes suffering.”

                      From your state of mind, therefore you cause suffering from your fearmongering.

                      I understand. It is sad.

  8. Maldives ohh what chaos!
    Zero hedge like RT is controlled op site
    Qatar is probably still rolling about in wealth laughing at how the peasants believe every spin.
    Money men own the media sites and spread the lies making people believe it and turning it into a relative truth.
    Qatar has always been what it is and that is more disturbing than a location being accused of the WB’s funded terrorism.
    The War is terrorism, all nations participating are funding terrorism.
    Australians are being put in debt to fund terrorism.
    Is that big news anywhere?
    it should be.

  9. Banksters fund all the terrorism don’t look at the bankster look at nations (or the debt slaves).
    Its Fake news not big news.
    ” Chaos” fear mongering, US selling reserves so buyers want a good price for the oil from the record low.

  10. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  11. Much too much Kabuki here.

    Katar wanted to build a pipeline and cross Syria. Maybe the main reason for the war in Syria. Russia supported Assad, US and SA supported Katar rsp ‘the rebels’. No Katar – no pipeline – no support for ‘the rebels’ – no need for war.
    And the winner seems to be… Russia
    Where’s the fake news media blaming Trump?
    Just don’t believe a word and wait for more Kabuki 🙂

  12. Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to WriterBeat.com? I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. There is no fe3e; I’m simply trying to add more content diversity for our community and I liked what you wrote. If “OK” please let me know via email.

    Autumn
    AutumnCote@WriterBeat.com

  13. & now to the biggy well this is & other hit to THEY in the west b/c-Quatar
    bankers most of THEY-luxury-goods-fashion&beauty &Architecture-firms
    art & more
    & THEY- uber https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar%E2%80%93Turkey_pipeline
    so maybe PrezTrump that said over & over is tired of deaths told the 50-countries on his trip that enough no more$ wahabism-salfism-terror the-USA is different now also probably as aNewYorker knows who was really behind-9-11 & that make THEY-nervous too
    same with the -Pope & THEY-GREEN AGENDA agenda21&30 or something like that the newest one we think Prez-Trump read the riot-act to the Pope-
    &BIBI
    &50-Arab-nations &NATO

  14. Qatar & the Rising Tensions in the Middle East – On Schedule

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/middle_east/qatar-the-rising-tensions-in-the-middle-east-on-schedule/

  15. So on the mainstream news this morning, France and Turkey are reaching out to Qatar. Saying it is not too late, and they would like a good relationship with Qatar. Meanwhile in Iran, ISIS attack. So maybe the schism is a threat to Qatar to align against Iran, as violence may be escalating against Iran? Qatar has to pick a side.

  16. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-06/saudi-arabia-s-feud-with-qatar-has-22-year-history-rooted-in-gas

    very informative.
    qatar has changed side, dropped the Sirian pipe-line project, and looked towards Rusia & Iran.
    and now it’s being punished for that.

  17. the updates…
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-turkish-president-approves-troops-qatar-064504546.html

  18. Qatar hosts largest US military base in Mideast
    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/05/middleeast/qatar-us-largest-base-in-mideast/index.html

    11.000 troupes & 120 planes…

  19. https://lettersfromthegulag.blogspot.com/2017/06/trump-vs-deep-state-international.html

  20. great analysis there…:
    The Saudis Demand Total Surrender But Qatar Will Not Fold
    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/06/the-saudis-demand-total-surrender-but-qatar-may-not-fold.html

  21. https://www.rt.com/news/391855-iran-sends-warships-to-oman/

  22. oooh!…the petrol-yan:

    • March 2017: “There is mounting evidence that Chinese ground troops are operating inside Afghanistan, conducting joint counter-terror patrols with Afghan forces along a 50-mile stretch of their shared border…. The full scope of China’s involvement remains unclear, and the Pentagon is unwilling to discuss it. “We know that they are there, that they are present,” a Pentagon spokesman said. Yet beyond a subtle acknowledgement, U.S. military officials in Washington and in Kabul would not respond to several detailed questions submitted by Military Times.”
      http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/chinese-troops-afghanistan

      June 7, 2017: And China is building military bases in Pakistan who is also the largest buyer of Chinese-made military arms. China has the largest navy in the Pacific with over 300 ships, but their technology capabilities are reported to be lower than the U.S. and Japan’s.
      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/07/china-to-set-up-military-bases-in-pakistan-pentagon-report

    • a must read, really, an eye-opener:

      “…It gets worse. Look at the following passage (of Trump’s speech in Ryad), just after he calls on “all nations of conscience to work together to isolate Iran.”

      “If we do not confront this deadly terror, we know what the future will bring—more suffering and despair. But if we act—if we leave this magnificent room unified and determined to do what it takes to destroy the terror that threatens the world—then there is no limit to the great future our citizens will have,” he said.

      “The birthplace of civilization is waiting to begin a new renaissance. Just imagine what tomorrow could bring. Glorious wonders of science, art, medicine and commerce to inspire humankind. Great cities built on the ruins of shattered towns. New jobs and industries that will lift up millions of people.”

      This is the language of genocide. Heroism and genocide have always gone hand-in-hand in the settler-colonial ideology internalized by the likes of Trump, for which ‘building great cities on the ruins of shattered towns’, be they Native American, Palestinian or, it seems, Iranian, has always been the highest accolade.”

      —-

      And just to make clear what he is demanding be done to this ill-defined (but, nudge-wink, understood) enemy, he spells it out: “A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out… Drive them out of this Earth.”

      Doesn’t this sound horribly like Trump giving the green light to an all-out war of eradication against the region’s Shia – that is, a war very similar to the one actually being waged, in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere, by Trump’s government, his hosts and their proxies?

      —-

      “Qatar had originally been hoping to build an LNG pipeline to the Mediterranean Sea via Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey; indeed, many have speculated that Assad’s blockage of this proposal in favor of an Iran-Iraq-Turkey route was a major reason for Qatar’s support of the anti-government insurgency there. The failure of this insurgency, however, has spelled the death of this proposal, leaving Qatar bound to look east to Asia – already their biggest customers – for their LNG markets. But most of the existing eastbound LNG pipeline infrastructure is controlled by Iran.”

      “For the US, the stakes couldn’t be higher. In 2012, Iran began to accept yuan for its oil and gas payments, followed by Russia in 2015. If this takes off, this could literally spell the beginning of the end of US global power. The dollar is the world’s leading reserve currency, in the main, only because oil is currently traded in dollars. Countries seeking foreign exchange reserves as insurance against crises within their own currencies tend to look to the dollar precisely because it is effectively ‘convertible’ into oil, the world’s number one commodity.”

      “And slowly but surely this change is already occurring. In 2012, the People’s Bank of China announced it would no longer be increasing its holdings of US dollars, and two years later, Nigeria increased its holdings of yuan from 2 percent to 7 percent of its total foreign exchange reserves. Many other countries are moving in the same direction.

      At the same time, China has been on a gold-buying spree, setting up its own twice-daily pricing of gold in yuan in 2012 as part of what the chair of the Shanghai Gold Exchange called the ‘internationalization of renminbi [yuan]’, ultimately aiming towards making yuan fully convertible to gold. Once this happens, the choice for oil-producing countries between trading oil for ever-more-worthless paper dollars, or trading it for convertible-to-gold renminbi will be a no-brainer. For Qatar, the pull may already be irresistible.

      Hence the urgency to pre-emptively punish Qatar for its likely move towards a joint venture with Iran to supply Asia with LNG priced in yuan. The aim is to demonstrate that, however economically suicidal it may be in the long term to snub Iran and continue trading in the dollar, it will be politically suicidal in the immediate term to do anything else.

      Just how far Trump and his Arab friends are prepared to take this, remains to be seen. But Trump has repeatedly suggested that the whole point of having a military is to use it.”

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