The Qatari regime is buying the silence of those in power by giving a green light to their corruption and achieving personal interests at the expense of the state and the Qatari people, thinking that this will ensure that no one would rebel against it especially from those officials who reject its policies, especially regarding the current crisis. To do so, the regime worked to keep them silent and contain them through many ways, mainly by meeting their wishes, turning a blind eye to their corruption and surrounding them with the regime’s advisors to pressure them to accept the internal and foreign wrong policies that the regime, particularly after the outbreak of the Gulf crisis.
The equation is based on the regime’s turning the blind eye on the corruption of the influential and officials and leaving them seeking to achieve their personal interests at the expense of the people and the state of Qatar, in exchange of protecting the throne of the regime and not rebelling against it or against its policies and behavior. This, if it has prolonged the life of the regime, is a very risky policy and the result is inevitable: the complete collapse of the Qatari regime.
The negative repercussions of the spread of corruption in Qatar have begun to affect clearly the economic and social conditions and led the country into a dark tunnel with a very dire end. Economic crises and problems, poverty and unemployment are increasing dramatically, amid a noticeable collapse and lack of confidence in the job market, investments and commercial sectors. Even government sectors, despite systematic secrecy, suffer from financial crises, financial problems and budget deficits, but the Qatari authorities maintain the approach of last breath in dealing with crises and problems.
Despite the attempts of the pro-regime media in Qatari to deceive the public opinion through the promotion of victories and achievements and claiming that the boycott did not affect the Qatari economy and the pace of growth, the scale of the crises that began to hit Qatar and have been known by all, has thwarted this propaganda, and everyone knows, even within Qatar, that the media amplification used by Qatar and its supporters in the region including the Muslim Brotherhood, is quite the opposite on the ground, and that things are getting worse and worse.
At the external level, the Qatari regime relied on buying political positions and paying bribes and large sums of money to influential political figures in Western governments and influential media institutions in order to prevent any international resolutions against Qatar because of its support for terrorism and extremism and destabilizing the region, as well as white-wash the image of the regime and its policies in the region inside the United Nations, the Security Council and human rights institutions.
The tools and weapons used by the Qatari regime to withstand its position are turning against it now and they are turning into a cause for its collapse. they are mainly supporting terrorism, corruption and media amplification. They are weapons that might achieve relative results in favor of the regime in the near term, however, they will turn into poison after a while, which is happening now for the Qatari regime, which thought that the Arab countries were going to abandon their demands and attitudes towards Doha in months, so it tended to besiege and surround itself by these dangerous mines.
The spread of corruption that the regime instilled in Qatar has become a more serious crisis than a popular uprising would pose, after the body of the regime and its governmental institutions have become weary. The ideological Qatari media also lost its effectiveness after all its falsity and forge have been revealed by the public. Moreover, the Qatari regime is no longer able to continue to pay bribes and buy political support after the hundreds of billions have been wasted out of the state treasury and its financial resources, which is about to collapse. This means that the regime in Doha has exhausted the solutions and tools and is on the brink of collapse, and all tools and weapons it relied upon to manage its crises have expired and became useless.
Al Mezmaah Studies & Research Centre
July 2, 2018