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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY ANTHONY HARWOOD IN THE INDEPENDENT

“Trump’s crusade against Qatar isn’t about terrorism”

And what thinking person on the planet ever thought it was?

“it’s revenge for a failed business deal”

Rubbish, that’s just as uninformed an idea as the first one about terrorism.

Let me enlighten the writer who knows extremely little about the subject he discusses: Qatar’s problems are about Qatar’s relationship with Iran and Israel’s tireless insistence on hurting Iran.

Qatar, on more than one front, appears to be coming to a reasonable relationship with Iran, in large part owing to their shared natural gas interests.

But “a reasonable relationship with Iran” is something which does not compute in Tel Aviv.

And if it doesn’t compute in Tel Aviv, it doesn’t compute in Washington, the virtual servant in Middle East affairs of the Israel Lobby.

And, in recent years, it doesn’t compute in Riyadh either, Riyadh having bent over backwards after 9/11 to become a loyal American-interest supporter and virtually a secret ally of Israel.

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