A tiny peninsula on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, Qatar is a hotbed for Muslim Brotherhood terrorism, terror funding, and terror propaganda (Al-Jazeera is headquartered there). Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi has been based in Qatar for years, even getting his own program on Al-Jazeera.
So aside from Barack Obama’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood policies throughout the Middle East, why would the U.S. look to “broaden” a “military to military relationship” with Qatar despite it being such a source of terrorism?
Consider the short clip of former CIA Director James Woolsey in 2006 below, published earlier by Shoebat.com. It was recently introduced into evidence in the trial of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. In it, Woolsey implies that the U.S. will back movements that “will make the Saudi Royal family nervous”. While the Saudis have funded Brotherhood groups all over the world for years, they do in fact get “nervous” whenever the Brotherhood fills power vacuums too close to home. This can be seen in reports that the Saudis funded the overthrow of Mohammed Mursi in Egypt and support for Gen. Abdel Fatah el-Sisi over the Muslim Brotherhood there.
As you watch this clip from Woolsey, ask yourself how the Saudis feel about Qatar being one of the most recognized nation states that supports terrorism:
When put in those terms, Kirby’s admission that the U.S. is growing its “military to military relationship” with Qatar would be as much about sending a message to Saudi Arabia as anything else.
But at what expense?
One of the consequences of all this covert political brinksmanship has been the slaughter of an untold number of Christians throughout the Middle East. These Christians almost unanimously support the leaders the U.S. has opposed. This reality should supersede any inclination Americans might have about supporting these too-cute-by-half policies.
This is personal. Our friend is an elderly Syrian-Christian-Canadian. Abdul is stranded in Northern Syria where he had gone to check on his family and their businesses. Abdul called to say that he was surrounded by forces of the Islamic State. His family in Canada are very concerned for his safety, as we are here at the Flying Camel. Please pray for the safe return of Abdul to his family in Canada.
There are hundreds of thousands more Christians under siege in Syria and Iraq. Please pray for these innocent people, the original Christians, who have kept their faith for two-thousand years.