Qatar

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Group.png Qatar  
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LocationPersian Gulf, Middle East, Asia
Typenation state
Interest ofCENTCOM, Alanoud Bint Hamad Al Thani
Owner ofSainsbury's
Member ofArab League, Global Counter Terrorism Forum, UN
Oil rich, gas richer! Huge arms importer in the Persian Gulf.

Fossil fuel reserves

Qatar has the 13th largest oil reserves[1] and the 3rd largest gas reserves of any nation state, about 13% of total global reserves.[2]

Arms Imports

Qatar spent $22.29 billion on weapons from US in 2016, more than any other country. In 2022 it reportedly imported more arms than any other nation, including Ukraine, involved in a military conflict with [[Russia].[3]

Laws

According to UNICEF, Qatar's legal system is a mixture of civil law and Sharia law. Sharia law is applied to family law, inheritance, and several criminal acts (including adultery, robbery, and murder). In some cases, Sharia-based family courts treat a female's testimony as being worth half that of a man.[4]

SDS Deep state focus

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A British group named Strategic Communication Laboratories was exposed for allegedly trying to destroy the international reputation of Qatar in 2017. The SCL has performed researches for the US Department of State following a no-bid contract amounting to $500.000 in payment.[5]

Using big data scientists that worked for Cambridge Analytica, Stratcom and NATO according to an Integrity Initiative Leak, the Center for Responsible Politics the British division of the SCL group filed a report for $166,500 to the Department of Justice in October 2017 for "a social media campaign to boycott Qatar[6] on behalf of the United Arab Emirates" targeted at "NGOs, foreign diplomats and certain reporters" including some present at the 72th of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.[7]. The SCL Group was dissolved following the public outrage over Cambridge Analytica and their (mis)use of Facebook data.

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Economic and Cultural diplomacy

Qatar is host to Al Jazeera, a media company, with a big reputation in and outside the Arabian Peninsula.

Saudi Arabian-US Pressure

The Qatar Blockade - Al Jazeera – 27 November 2019.

The increased influence of Qatar and its role during the Arab Spring, especially in Bahrain, clashed it with the long term goals of Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. In 2017, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, citing the country's alleged support of groups they considered to be extremist. A trend appeared where the US and countries were competing with each other to sponsor militant groups throughout the Arab World, with the one hypocritical accusing the other of doing it.[8]

This has resulted in increased Qatari economic and military ties with Turkey and Iran.[9] In 2017, the US-aligned countries tried to shut down Al Jazeera from broadcasting to the world.[10]

Sporting Events

In the 2020s, Qatar became the face of criticism, being accused of trying to divert attention from their increasing political influence of the Asian continent, in particular regarding the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with a temperament as if the United States was not trying to do the same hosting the World Cup 4 years later.[11]


 

An event carried out

EventLocationDescription
2011 Attacks on LibyaLibya"Perhaps one of the most egregious examples of US military aggression and lawlessness in recent memory", carried out under a pretext of "humanitarian intervention".

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Joe Biden“Our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria. The Turks were great friends, and I have a great relationship with Erdogan, [who] I just spent a lot of time with, [and] the Saudis, the Emirates, etcetera.
   What were they doing? They were so determined to take down Assad, and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war, what did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad – except that the people who were being supplied, [they] were al-Nusra, and al-Qaeda, and the extremist elements of jihadis who were coming from other parts of the world.
   Now, you think I'm exaggerating? Take a look. Where did all of this go? So now that's happening, all of a sudden, everybody is awakened because this outfit called ISIL, which was al-Qaeda in Iraq, when they were essentially thrown out of Iraq, found open space and territory in [eastern] Syria, [and they] work with al-Nusra, who we declared a terrorist group early on. And we could not convince our colleagues to stop supplying them.
So what happened? Now, all of a sudden – I don't want to be too facetious – but they have seen the lord. Now we have ... been able to put together a coalition of our Sunni neighbors, because America can't once again go into a Muslim nation and be the aggressor. It has to be led by Sunnis. To go and attack a Sunni organization. And so what do we have for the first time? President Erdoğan told me, he is an old friend, said you were right, we let too many people through, now we are trying to seal the border.”
Joe Biden
The Washington Post
2014
Nepal“500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died in Qatar since it won the right to host the World Cup 10 years ago, the Guardian can reveal.

The findings, compiled from government sources, mean an average of 12 migrant workers from these five south Asian nations have died each week since the night in December 2010 when the streets of Doha were filled with ecstatic crowds celebrating Qatar’s victory.

Data from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka revealed there were 5,927 deaths of migrant workers in the period 2011–2020. Separately, data from Pakistan’s embassy in Qatar reported a further 824 deaths of Pakistani workers, between 2010 and 2020.”
The Guardian
Pete Pattisson
2022

 

Group

GroupStart
Al Jazeera12 November 1996

 

A citizen of Qatar on Wikispooks

TitleBornDescription
Alanoud Bint Hamad Al Thani1990The youngest Young Leader at the World Economic Forum in 2021.

 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019Switzerland
World Economic Forum

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Julian Assange Must be Freed, Not BetrayedArticle18 February 2020John PilgerSarah Ferguson's interview made no mention of a leaked document, revealed by WikiLeaks, called 'Libya Tick Tock', prepared for Hillary Clinton, which described her as the central figure driving the destruction of the Libyan state in 2011. This resulted in 40,000 deaths, the arrival of ISIS in North Africa and the European refugee and migrant crisis.
Document:Niyirah al-Sabah’s Storyarticle28 August 2011Sandra BarrNiyirah al-Sabah presenting her lies about Saddam Hussein's troops taking babies out of incubators that led to the Iraq War and Iman al-Obeidi claiming she was gang-raped by Muammar Gaddafi's forces justifying the 2011 Attacks on Libya
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