Friday, July 27, 2012

Qatar versus Saudi Arabia

I see many signs of growing rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  I know how the Emir of Qatar feels about the House of Saud.  I see the signs of conflict over Syria: Saudi media are now working hard to promote their own version of future Syrian leaders.  The Saudis are pushing what they think is their alternative of the bad version that Qatar is promoting (SNC): they are now pushing for former henchmen of the Syrian regime (Khaddam, Tlas, and Rif`at Al-Asad) because they think that this appeals more to Israel and US who worry about disintegration of the repressive arm of the regime.  Read the text of Munaf Tlas: this was addressed not to the Syrian people but to the US government at the behest of Prince Bandar who is managing the story.