For years, leaders in both political parties have allowed Qatar and Qatari entities to work against American national interests. Now “regime change” is necessary there, if the civilized world is to destroy radical, Islamist, jihadists and live in peace.
The Obama administration, already proven wrong on so many key foreign policy matters, is certainly incorrect to count Qatar as a friend of the United States and our longstanding allies in October 2014.
Qatar opened a spigot through which massive sums of money flow to politically connected cronies inside our country, and entities located there continue to work against American values so crucial to winning victory against the rising tide of murderous violence. For example, the Washington Free Beacon reported in July that “Qatar has sought to curry favor with elite Westerners, donating between $1 million and $5 million through 2013 to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.”
Also, the Business Standard recently reported an investigation undertaken by the New York Times, which connected the dots of a “huge fund funneling process [that] has transformed the American think-tank world into a muscular lobbying arm of foreign governments’ in Washington.”
The donor nations included Qatar, and the think tanks included the Brookings Institution and the Atlantic Council. “Scholars say these donations often contain implicit clauses that research groups would refrain from criticizing the donor governments,” the Business Standard story said.
By ceaselessly inflaming passions using Al-Jazeera, by promoting the Muslim Brotherhood, by channeling funds to terror organizations including Hamas as well as Boko Haram, and by promoting other nefarious activities, a long list of entities based in Qatar effectively constitute a corrupt foreign enterprise
that can only be dismantled once the Al-Thani family, and their allies are excised from influence.
Because America has not yet dealt appropriately with reality on the ground in Qatar, we have been spinning wheels in the sand ever since September 11, 2001, when this country finally woke up from an ignorant slumber.
Enough is enough. It is past time to cut financial support for terror groups emanating from Qatar.
One organization urging a regime change is the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition, which is an ad hoc group of journalists, retired military, publishers, and activists who are helping to spread awareness concerning the influence of Qatar — a state sponsor of terrorism — in the United States. The coalition consists of several experts on matters such as national security, Islamic terrorism and transnational organized crime. Its members consider the Qatari influence on American foreign policy to be a major threat to national security and world peace. (Disclosure: As a coalition signatory, I seek and receive no reward of any kind for my activities, which can be viewed at stopqatarnow.
In a book published in 1785, Thomas Jefferson sagely noted that corruption in politics is age old: “With money we will get men, said Caesar, and with men we will get money.”
Inside the United States, especially under the Obama administration, enforcement of laws and regulations that supposedly limit foreign powers from purchasing influence is, shall we say, “lax” and uneven.
Friends of the Obama administration do what they want, whereas enemies suffer unrelenting, continual assaults.
In theory, recipients of financial support from foreign governments must register as foreign agents—have all who received and still receive largesse from Qatar rigorously complied with the full extent of existing laws and regulations.
Only after the American public understands who benefits from Qatar, can we fashion a winning strategy with input from patriots.
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