World View: Qatar Breaks Gaza Blockade

World View: Qatar Breaks Gaza Blockade

This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com

  • Qatar’s emir visits Gaza as guest of jubilant Hamas
  • Sheik Hamad ostentatiously snubs West Bank (Fatah) Palestinians
  • Qatar’s sponsorship of Hamas effectively ends the Gaza blockade
  • MSNBC’s Chris Matthews spreads filth after Monday’s debate

Qatar’s emir visits Gaza as guest of jubilant Hamas

Hamas leader Khaled Meshal to left of Qatar leader Sheik Hamad on red carpet (al-Jazeera)
Hamas leader Khaled Meshal to left of Qatar leader Sheik Hamad on red carpet (al-Jazeera)

In a dramatic development that augurs a Mideast realignment, Qatar’semir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani visited the Gaza Strip onTuesday, and committed to giving $400 million to the Hamas leadershipfor building and infrastructure projects. The move is a final step ina process that began with the conflict in Syria. For years, Iran hasbeen providing Hamas with money and weapons to be used one day in anattack on Israel. This never made any sense, but it was part of theerotic wet dream of Iran’s senior leadership that they could becomethe new leaders of the Muslim world, somewhat in the same way that theOttoman empire led the Muslim world for centuries. Hamas has beenwilling to take Iran’s money, but there was no way that Sunni Hamaswould ever relinquish any control to Shia Iran. Even though thearrangement never made sense, it continued for years, but began tocollapse with the conflict in Syria. For almost two years, Syria’spresident Bashar al-Assad has been conducting massive exterminationattacks on innocent Arab women and children in their homes in Syria’scities, and Hamas is unable to support al-Assad in that exterminationeffort. Hamas had a very close relationship with al-Assad because oftheir shared “resistance” to Israel, and even had Hamas’ headquartersin Damascus, the capital of Syria. But gradually last year Hamas cutties to Syria, moving its headquarters to Doha, the capital of Qatar.Guardian (London)

Sheik Hamad ostentatiously snubs West Bank (Fatah) Palestinians

In his visit to Gaza, Qatar’s Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thanicalled for a reconciliation between the two Palestinian organizations,Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Fatah in the West Bank.

“The Palestinian cause … remains a bleeding wound inthe Arab body as Israel continues every day to change the face ofPalestinian land through its settlement activities and Judaisationin the occupied West Bank and especially in Jerusalem.

Surely you realise that your division [between Hamas and Fatah] isthe source of greater harm to your cause and the cause of allArabs. It is time you end the chapter of differences and open awide chapter for reconciliation.”

In fact, Sheik Hamad has ostentatiously snubbed the West Bank leaders.I’ve written several times in the past that the al-Jazeera newschannel, headquartered in Doha and funded by Qatar, appears to hatethe West Bank even more than it hates Israel, and Tuesday’s visit bySheik Hamad seems to confirm that observation. Al-Jazeera

Qatar’s sponsorship of Hamas effectively ends the Gaza blockade

Since Israeli/Egyptian blockade of Gaza began five years ago, the importationof building materials into Gaza has been strictly controled, since theycan be used to build weapons and bunkers as well as people’s homes. However,Egypt will permit the construction materials that Qatar is fundingto pass through the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, effectivelyending the blockade of Gaza.

As I’ve written many times, Generational Dynamics predicts that therewill be a new Mideast war between Arabs and Jews, re-fighting the thewar that followed the 1948 partitioning of Palestine and the creatioinof the state of Israel. This war will engulf the whole region, andbecome a sectarian wars between Sunnis and Shia. Hamas’s split withIran, Syria’s sectarian conflict, and Tuesday’s visit to Gaza byQatar’s emir, aligned with Egypt’s president Morsi’s agreement toeffectively end the blockade, are all a part of a major realignment inMideast politics that moves us closer to that Mideast war. WSJ

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews spreads filth after Monday’s debate

After Monday’s debate between President Barack Obama and GovernorMitt Romney, MSNBC’s commentator Chris Matthews called Romney supportersracists:

“I think they hate Obama. They want him out of theWhite House more than they want to destroy al Qaeda. Their No. 1enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred,hatred for Obama. And we can go into that about the white workingclass in the South and looking at these numbers we’re getting thelast couple days about racial hatred in many cases … this isn’tabout being a better president, they want to get rid of thispresident,”

This guy is so far in the sewer that it’s a disgrace to America thathe occupies a prominent position that permits him to spread his filthas much as he wants. The Hill

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