The Qatari citizen is maybe the last person that the world thinks of in the current Gulf crisis. Qataris have suddenly found themselves victimized by their own government’s long-term policies of hurting other countries and supporting extremist groups.
Qatar is now a target after it had targeted the countries of the region, reassuring its citizens and guaranteeing their security because of the US base on its territories and the Gulf Cooperation Council ties. The game changed after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain decided to cut off relations with Qatar. Authorities in Doha were impaired as they tried to exploit their citizens, claiming that the sanctions are targeting the Qatari citizen. In this, Qatar was reproducing the language of the Saddam regime formerly and Hamas currently.
Paying the price
Now, Qatar is complaining about what it considers as an unjust siege, a complaint that provokes irony more than compassion! Just a reminder: Qatar’s airspace is open, and its territorial waters, except for the corridors that intersect with countries that are at odds with Doha, are also open. Qatar has enormous financial potential and a giant fleet capable of importing all of its needs from the most luxurious markets in Europe and Australia, and transferring them to Doha on a daily basis. It is the smallest country in the region and its residents are mostly in one city.Abdulrahman al-Rashed