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Monday, June 5, 2017

Cutting Qatar

Last night, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain the UAE and Egypt broke diplomatic relations with Qatar.  They also ordered citizens of Qatar to leave and stopped air and water transportation to Qatar.  The move was blamed on support by Qatar for terrorist groups like the Moslem Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah and al Qaeda.

It's hard to know yet from the news reports exactly what the reasons for the move are; we have just general rather than specific information.  The inclusion of Egypt in the group suspending relations with Qatar indicates that something quite serious is going on.  Hopefully, the announced reason is the real reason.  It would be great if these countries were taking a stand to cut off support for terrorists.

We will have to wait and see.

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