Rising power Qatar stirs unease among Back to top some Mideast neighbors … In Egypt, Libya and Syria, where Qatar tried to play a role post-Arab Spring, it finds itself blamed for much that has gone wrong on a local level. Close ties to Egypt's new leaders, the Muslim Brotherhood, have alarmed countries like the United Arab Emirates, where the Islamist group is still banned and which in January said it had foiled a Brotherhood-linked coup plot. Senior officials in the UAE have long believed Qatar has long-term strategy to use the Brotherhood to redraw the region. – Reuters
Dominant Social Theme: Another independent Middle Eastern country worth watching – and worrying about.
Free-Market Analysis: This article is actually a compendium of dominant social themes and secret elite strategies. Once again, we see confirmation of much that we have mentioned in the recent past.
This article is positioned as an attack on Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, even though Qatar is entirely controlled by the West, from what we can see, while the Muslim Brotherhood has close ties to the CIA.
So what's going on?
The West needs more and better phony enemies, as we have been reporting for years, and this article is another attempt to establish them.
It is an elaboration of the directed history that we have been observing playing out in the Middle East. Directed history, in our view, takes place in the modern era when the Western-oriented power elite uses central bank Money Power to create plausible scenarios that advance world government.
The US – and that secret, tiny elite that controls the US – also controls much of the Middle East via its many corrupt governments. The countries where the US did NOT fully have influence are rapidly falling into violence and chaos. Libya, Syria, The Ivory Coast, etc.
Many Middle Eastern countries do not need to be attacked for the US to assert dominance. Qatar, for instance, is anything but an enemy of the West. In fact, the United States virtually runs Qatar, from what we can see. Qatar was a main jumping off point for the last invasion of Iraq.
Of course, again, it is not actually the United States that is control of Qatar but the West's tiny power elite. The Muslim Brotherhood that this elite is installing around the Middle East is also controlled.
We started reporting on the religious "cold war" that was being created well over a year ago, after the destabilization of Tunisia by the Western controlled AYM youth movement. We were correct both about the destabilization and the intended usage of the controlled Muslim Brotherhood to create faux religious tensions between Islam and the West.
Also, we reported long ago on the use of Qatar troops to control Libya and to aid the Western war against Syria. This Reuters article is one of the first mainstream articles we've seen that acknowledges Qatar's involvement in Libya.
Qatar's funding and direct support – including weaponry and the deployment of special forces – were key to building the capacity of opposition fighters first in Libya. As President Mohammed Mursi's government in Egypt has struggled with mounting economic woes, Qatar has stepped up as an increasingly vital financial backer. In Syria, it has been a leading supplier of rebel arms.
But already, Qatar is feeling the heat for its actions. In Libya, Qatar is being blamed for an increasingly destabilizing rise in Islamist intolerance and violence. In Egypt, it finds itself caught up in the popular dissatisfaction with Mursi and accusations of economic imperialism: a multibillion dollar Suez Canal investment deal was described by protesters as a foreign attempt to seize control of vital national assets.
In Syria, critics say its shipments of arms to rebels has become a chaotic free-for-all. Current and former Western officials say Qatari officials and rich Arabs from Saudi Arabia and elsewhere have been cutting ad hoc deals on the Turkish-Syrian border with a disparate collection of opposition groups.
Even Al Jazeera − which played a crucial role in spreading the word of the 2011 unrest − is facing complaints of mounting and usually pro-Brotherhood bias. While the English-language service is seen as more neutral, the station's Arabic service is widely viewed as openly espousing a pro-Muslim Brotherhood agenda.
We can see from the above narrative that Qatar is dealing with increasing resentment from other countries over its actions. And Al Jazeera – also a Western controlled entity – is facing suspicion, too.
Again, Qatar is a US proxy in the Middle East. Its leadership came to power via what seems to have been a US-supported coup. When Al Jazeera was founded, a number of BBC correspondents suddenly went on strike in Saudi Arabia and found their way to Qatar where they formed the initial staff for the newly created media conglomerate.
Even the Wahhabism that the Qataris espouse is funded by Saudi Arabia, another US proxy. Wahhabism has been introduced, it would seem, to provide the Middle East with a more fanatical form of Islam that can be useful for Western propaganda purposes.
But this Reuters article offers us with some fascinating speculation. It appears to be a veiled warning to Qatar and quotes Taufiq Rahim, Executive Director of Dubai-based geopolitics consultancy Globesight, as follows: "While prior to the revolutions, Qatar was seen more as a mediator, its foreign policy recently has been much more proactive and in some cases partisan."
The article gets even tougher after this, reporting, "Supporters are concerned the country may be overstepping its boundaries and getting a reputation for playing favorites."
"There is widespread appreciation of the positive role that Qatar has played in the region," said Ari Ratner, a former advisor on the Middle East at the State Department and now fellow at the Washington-based Truman National Security Project. "At the same time there is a broad consensus that the Qataris themselves would be better served by fully delivering on their pledges of aid and working through established governments rather than their preferred factions."
Another possibility is that this Reuters article is simply positioning Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood as a Western opposition. We're not supposed to notice that both Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood are virtual Western proxies. If the West doesn't have any enemy after all, then the military industrial complex languishes, governments can't pass oppressive legislation, etc.
The article ends this way, with what seems to us to be a veiled warning …
Indeed, Qatar's problems with its neighbors may be only just beginning. "People asking questions are met with walls of silence," said the Doha-based analyst. "That doesn't wash very well … "
Almost every dominant social theme we've been discussing regarding the Middle East makes an appearance in this article. It gathers together strands of directed history to create an elite narrative and then to build on it.
This is why our paradigm is useful. It allows you not only to predict the scenarios that the elites are trying to create but also makes you aware when they are in the throes of organizing additional directed history.
Having turned the Middle East into a virtual bonfire of violence and religious hatreds, the power elite seems ready to take its next step, perhaps focused further on the Muslim Brotherhood or Qatar.
Time will tell.