Thursday, July 20, 2017

Darius Shahtahmasebi — We Finally Know Who Is Really Behind the Qatar Crisis

Anti-Media has covered some of the geopolitical undertones of this crisis (see here and here), but the UAE’s specific role in this crisis is worth highlighting on its own here. While the UAE is aligned with these other GCC nations in its distaste for Iran and its desire to bring Qatar to its knees, it transpires that the UAE has a hidden agenda of its own.
Qatar hosts the American military’s largest base in the region, al-Udeid, which currently houses over 10,000 American personnel. This is important because the UAE wants this base removed from Qatar and wants to host the American military themselves.
As usual, "follow the money."

1 comment:

Matt Franko said...

UAE is probably closer to the Strait....