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Old 06-07-2017, 03:18 PM
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Heating up the Gulf States

Armstrong warned that the war cycle is heating up. This has become a flash point with religious morons in the gulf States.
"Qatar is one of the two Salafi states in the Muslim world, the other being Saudi Arabia." "There has been a very longstanding war of words between Saudi Arabia and its neighbor Qatar. "
"Tensions between Qatar and its neighbors exploded last month after Qatar’s state-run news agency published an article in which the Qatar’s ruling emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was quoted praising Israel and Iran. These two are Saudi Arabia’s biggest adversaries in the region. Qatar swiftly disavowed the article as fake news manufactured by hackers. " OOPS

The big problem is; other states are choosing sides and banding together. It's amazing just how fast this has all blown up.
UAE Threatens 15 Years Jail Time For Publishing Statements Sympathetic To Qatar
U.S. Oil Exports Double, Reshaping Vast Global Markets (WSJ)
That puts OPEC in a huge bind. 1/3 of the gulf States are bankrupt. The IMF says that Saudi will be flat broke in 3 years.
Unlikely Alliance Between Russia & Saudi Arabia?
6/06 5 arab nations move to isolate Qatar, putting the US in a bind – NY Times
6/06 Germany “has no choice but to pull out” from Turkey airbase – Zero Hedge

WaPo gives a rundown on the situation,

The road that brings the food to Qatar runs through Saudi and the Sauds aren't letting anything through. Iran will ship them food by ocean freight.
This has pulled in Iran, Russia and Turkey. Turkey is a NATO State with NATO nukes. Germany has to pull out of Turkey. Russia may be forced to choose between Iran and Turkey.
Yemen is a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Syria is a proxy war between Pox Americana and Russia. This new mess with Saudi, Iran and everybody else has a potential to spin out of control.
Too many religious nutcases in the area.
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