Friday, June 09, 2017

Is a Saudi/UAE/Egyptian invasion of Qatar imminent by next week?

I am getting fears from the Gulf that a Saudi/UAE/Egyptian invasion of Qatar is imminent by next week. I am told that Turkish forces would be willing to fight Egyptian and UAE forces but not Saudi. Notice that Qatari press still avoids attacking Saudi regime and focuses instead on UAE.  I am told that Qatari Emir was not willing to leave the country for fears that Saudis won't allow him back and would close off airspace.

PS I would have said that US would have prevented such a scenario, but after Trump's speech today, I don't know anymore.  He would love to distract attention to claim another bogus victory against terrorism.  Also, Israel is really eager to kick out Hamas from Qatar.