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If it wasn’t for Riyadh, there would be no castle in Qatar

Fares bin Hezam

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In our neighborhood, there is a respected sheikh, who is the eldest and most dignified, and he has a harmful neighbor. This neighbor has sought to attack this honorable figure to break his prestige. Time passed by and these efforts did not yield any results. However, the neighbor resumed his attacks and he ended up looking like a joke in front of the other neighbors who pray for him to be guided, meanwhile he increases his insults and yells.

The very old sheikh never cared for more than his great responsibilities, which go beyond the villainy of this small neighbor which first began attacking the old sheikh then employed mouthpieces in different television channels in hopes it will harm his reputation. This small neighbor’s childish behavior increased as a result of insufficiency and he further embellished this day after day until he depicted himself as a midget across the entire ocean.

The disorder that those who govern Qatar suffer from is what led them to this political obsession. They thought that chaos creates sovereignty over everyone but their instincts preceded their wit and they ended up in this bitter political dilemma

Farez bin Hezam

Qatar's Saudi obsession

Qatar has only one project, which is Saudi Arabia, as for Riyadh, it has dozens of matters to address daily. Days go by and the issue pertaining to Doha is not even addressed by the Saudi cabinet; however, Qatar’s authority cannot go by for one hour without looking into their Riyadh files.

Frankly, those who know Qatar’s funny image can see how its concerns and behavior has been limited to one cause, which is Saudi Arabia. Qatar does not give up trying to end this complex and invest its money and time at the expense of its own future and the Qataris’ future for the purpose of this cause, which is Saudi Arabia.

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This hidden mad behavior became a public and daily approach.

Qatar today is in a state of excessive agitation and it requires an examination and dissection to discover the origins of its illness’s symptoms. With little contemplation to understand this sick situation in Qatar and to work on its healing from the Saudi Arabia syndrome, strenuous efforts are a must to first produce enough maturity to comprehend the laws of nature, geography and history. History stipulates that if it hadn’t been for Riyadh, there would have been no ruler in Qatar.

The disorder that those who govern Qatar suffer from is what led them to this political obsession. They thought that chaos creates sovereignty over everyone but their instincts preceded their wit and they ended up in this bitter political dilemma. Perhaps these sweeping ambitions numbed them hence joining the ranks of madmen in the world of politics; yesterday it was Gaddafi and today it’s Hamad.

Although all this time has passed by, Qatar has not yet comprehended that screaming will not resolve the dispute and it has not yet been guided to the right path to resolve its problem with its surroundings. It needs to re-evaluate its behavior and to examine its policy during the boycott. Have they yielded results or not?

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Qatar has been trying to harm the comprehensive alliance between Saudi Arabia and the UAE since before the boycott even began, and it has increased these efforts during the boycott. However, it failed. It even hinted at the possibility of reconciling with Riyadh without Abu Dhabi. Here lies the difficulty of learning and understanding the Saudi approach, despite the harsh experience the Qatar regime has lived through.

And now a year after the correction decision has been made, the Qataris must look at the map well: Who is with their regime and who is against it?

Those with it are countries that are politically and ideologically deviant and mad organizations and parties that spite the Gulf and its entire people.

This article is also available in Arabic.

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Fares bin Hezam is Editor-in-Chief at Al Arabiya News Channel.

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