Basic rules in politics and modern economics say that small countries, such as Qatar, cannot endure a regional isolation. Qatar’s isolation is not only in its Gulf surrounding, but it is also in the Arab realm at large, since Doha has lost everyone, as a result of its biased policy towards an ideological enemy to the stability of the region, because of its media and financial stance alongside the Muslim Brotherhood, whether before the escape of their elements to Turkey or after it and settling in Istanbul, and planning from there to tamper with the security of Egypt and take revenge from the Egyptian people, just because they decided to free themselves from the Ikhwani heavy burden and political stupidity, which wanted to spread its approach to Egypt, and to make it a test ground and training for the Muslim Brotherhood elements.
The Muslim Brotherhood wanted Egypt to become a lab rat in which they learn how to rule states and terrorize peoples. However, Egypt did not give them the chance. And after their failure, Qatar has embraced their fugitive elements and gave them enough fund to maintain their cries and miserable media noise.
Qatar’s support for this group was not right, but wrong and chaotic. The Brotherhood’s project is hopeless and without identity, unless we see the extent of similarity between it and these of other terrorist organizations, which are based on the idea of reviving the Caliphate, while its last model in the Islamic world was seen in the backward Turkish occupation, which failed to play any civilized role in the region, and at the end of its “sick man’s,” era, it prepared its areas of influence for foreign occupation!
Despite the impasse in which Qatar has put itself in, and despite importing milk from Turkey and rotten vegetables from Iran, it is trying to convince the Qatari people and the outside public opinion that it is in the stage of excellence and success, according to its media reports.
Qatar’s lies in this matter is ironic since focusing on the indices of Qatar’s stock of banknotes and the slight and intermittent spikes in the Doha Stock Exchange indices, do not mean neither now nor in the future that things will be fine. Doha must deal with a whole package of challenges that are inevitably waiting for it. When a country loses its close vicinity and turns into a regionally undesirable political entity, the economic card becomes marginal and insecure especially that the Turkish and Iranian allies are facing serious challenges and repercussions. On one hand, Iran is dealing with the effects of US sanctions, while Turkey, on the other, is facing the consequences of the collapse of its currency, which was reflected politically by the fall of Erdogan’s party in some major Turkish cities’ elections, during the municipal elections that happened at the end of last month.
When following Qatar’s news, one might think that when talking about its alleged successes, this would refer to factories have been opened or food exports and production plants, or developments in the transition from the economic rent, which depends solely on gas sales, to another phase of diversified production and sustainable resource. But that is not the case as it deceives Qataris when talking about confronting and overcoming the Arab boycott, through the development of an airport, building a library and opening a museum! All these projects have nothing to do with production nor any success or superiority worthy of mention.
If there is any supremacy Qatar has achieved indeed, it will be in its lies and its continuous efforts to provide more reasons to boycott it, by continuing to spread lies through its media, which gets its information from foreign newspapers which rely on blackmailing both at home and abroad. Qatar continues to intervene in the affairs of others, making its media a spokesman for terrorist organizations and groups and in order to cover up its weak position towards its neighbours, it continues to deceive the Qataris, claiming that the boycott has inspired it to the path of success!
Al Mezmaah Studies & Research Centre
April 4, 2019