The tiny Emirate of Qatar is home to the pro-Israel Arab network, Al-Jazeera. It’s owned by the ruling family of Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani . Qatar is also home to America’s largest military base CENTCOM, through which Washington maintains its occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. The US has also used this base to rain hundreds of drones over Pakistan killing thousands of Muslim men, women and children. The US military bases in Qatar, Iraq and Turkey are the first defense line for Israel.
Al-Jazeera has played a major role in bringing down nasty regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya while providing full support to US-Israeli puppet regime in Bahrain and Yemen. Now, Al-Jazeera is running a vicious campaign against Bashar Assad and Sheikh Nasrallah.
The Sandhurst-educated Maj. General Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (born 1952) cannot be called an ‘anti-Semite’ like Iranian President Dr. Ahmadinejad. Later is the greatest supporter of Hamas and Hizbullah. Hamad has received Shimon Peres, Tzipi Livni and Ehud Barak in Doha in the past. However, the Zionist regime has developed this tiny problem with Doha. It’s home to the Egypt-born Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi who supports both Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
Last month Israeli daily Maariv reported that Israel’s radical Jew FM Avigdor Lieberman decided to spank the tiny Emirate by breaking diplomatic relations. Some of Lieberman’s complaints include support for Palestinians (Fatah not Hamas) to delegitimize Israel and Doha’s support for Ankara on Jewish commandos’ massacre on Mavi Marmara .
However, the ‘unspoken’ reason for Lieberman’s rash is – Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nassir, Preasident of United Nations General Assembly, a Qatari diplomat, has refused to bow to US-Israel pressure to cancel the Durban III Conference scheduled to be held on September 22 at the UN Headquarters in New York. One of the speakers at the conference will be no other than Iranian President Dr. Ahmadinejad.
What the cunning Zionist Jew is hidding from the world is that Doha canelled its diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv in 2009 as result of Israeli massacre in Gaza. However, Doha allowed the Israelis to keep using their embassy building in Doha. Now, it’s the building which Lieberman has threatened to stop using.
As a ‘Jewish vengeance’, Lieberman has threatened that from now on journalists from Al-Jazeera will not be welcomed, though, network’s Jewish bureau chief in Jerusalem has nothing to fear of being kicked out of Israel. Last month, however, Israel arrested Al-Jazeera’s bureau chief in Kabul, Samir Allawi, for being sympathetic to Hamas.
The Emirate of Qatar is member of the British-created six-emirates Gulf Cooperation Council. All of their ruling ‘royal’ families are protected by the US-Britain to maintain their colonial interests in the region. During hurrican Katrina, Qatar ‘royal’ donated $100 million.
Qatar has a population of 1.5 million, out of which only 20% are native Qataris. The Emirate sits atop one of the world’s largest gas fields, which it shares with Islamic Republic. Qatar has 13.5 percent of global natural gas reserves, but it was Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani’s big bet in the early 1990s on gas-to-liquid technologies which continues to pay huge dividends for him today. From their strategic location in the Gulf, Qatar’s fleet of more than 50 gas trains can go where the growth is, whether it is East or West.
Sheikh Hamad knows how to play a political balancing game. He started funding mercenaries against Qaddafi long before Israel-Firster Sarkozy started bombing Libya. Currently, he along with Saudi ‘royals’ is funding defeated Lebanon’s prime minister Sa’ad Hariri to destablize Syria and Lebanon. However, he is maintaining ‘friendly’ relations with Iran and Turkey. He met Ahmadinejad in Tehran on August 25 and later went to meet Erdogan in Ankara.
In 2010 – Qatar invested $32 billion in the US and Europe – mostly in real estate.