The lack of the least level of wisdom in managing its foreign policy in general or the current crisis in particular, it is important to say that betting on the return of the Qatari regime to its sense and its comply with the demands of the Arab countries has faded after bringing all efforts to resolve the crisis into a standstill. The only solution to save Qatar and ensure the security and stability of the countries in the region is to concert efforts of Arab countries to get rid of the regime there and to free the country from a regime that sold itself to the Iranians and the Muslim Brotherhood. This will be achieved by supporting the wise and political and popular opposition at inside and outside Qatar, which has become a Qatari, Gulf, Arab and global demand.

The insistence of the Qatari regime on its aggressive approach towards the Arab countries, especially the Gulf ones, and its intimate relationship with the enemies of the Arab nation must be brought to an end soon, because of the negative impact of that on the gains of the Qatari state and on the security of the region in the present and future. Many reports have mentioned the systematic exhaustion of the wealth of the country by the Qatari regime as a costly method of resisting the demands of the Arab quartet by buying the allegiances of Iran and the Brotherhood and other Westerners and Zionists and trying to gain fake support from these parties to white wash the terrorist face of Qatar and to suggest that there is an international support for the Qatari regime against the international support of the Arab Quartet.

So far, the Qatari regime has withdrawn more than $ 40 billion from its national reserve which have been pumped into the Qatari economy to save it from collapse. The Qatari regime is well aware that the boycott has a hefty impact on the country’s economy, with its trade falling by 40% in the first month after the boycott began by the Arab quartet. The international rating agency, Moody’s, said last month that Qatar has been forced to pump $ 38.5 billion into its economy since the outbreak of the crisis. The Qatari regime must now continue to drain the country’s resources and funds so that it can continue the stubbornness it has declared. To confirm that, Qatari Finance Minister, Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, revealed that another $ 20 billion of funds will be withdrawn from Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, to provide more liquidity in the banking system, which indicates the seriousness of the internal situation of the country, especially as the data for the GDP of the second quarter recently issued has confirmed the vulnerability of the Qatari economy due to the Arab boycotting of Doha because of its positions in supporting terrorism.

What is more dangerous is Qatar’s opening its doors for the military intelligence elements of Iran and Turkey, and turning the country into a military barrack that poses a threat to Arab national security, in addition to building an Iranian-Qatari-Ikhwani alliance aimed primarily at striking the interests of Arab countries and creating obstacles to any settlement of the region’s crises.

After all that has been said, it is possible to say that the Qatari regime has now died clinically after its failure to deal with the current crisis and its insistence on supporting terrorism and taking the crisis to the point of no return. The only hope to save Qatar lies in bringing down its regime by gathering evidences of its violation of international law and its support for terrorism, documenting and submitting them to the international courts and the Security Council and demanding the prosecution of its officials, in conjunction with the support of the Qatari opposition through executive mechanisms that begin by uniting the opposition under one roof, and then forming a ministerial council leading a transitional government, supported by all Gulf, Arab and international sides to fill the political vacuum following the collapse of the Qatari regime. The Qatari people must be informed of the mainlines of the next phase and the need of their alignment with the new transitional government.

 Al  Mezmaah  Studies & Research Centre

24  October   2017