Qatar, Sponsor of Islamist Political Movements, Major Ally of America

Center for Research on Globalization 24 January 2013
By Nicola Nasser

In his inaugural address on January 21, U.S. President Barack Obama made the historic announcement that "a decade of war is ending” and declared his country’s determination to "show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully,” but his message will remain words that have yet to be translated into deeds and has yet to reach some of the U.S. closest allies in the Middle East who are still beating the drums of war, like Israel against Iran and Qatar against Syria.

In view of the level of "coordination” and "cooperation” since bilateral diplomatic relations were established in 1972 between the U.S. and Qatar , and the concentration of U.S. military power on this tiny peninsula, it seems impossible that Qatar could move independently apart, in parallel with, away or on a collision course with the U.S. strategic and regional plans. (continue reading...)