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Mon Jun 5, 2017, 12:29 PM

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror

Saudi Arabia and three Arab countries severed ties to Qatar on Monday and moved to cut off land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting regional terror groups.

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates made no demands of Qatar as their decision plunged the international travel hub into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq.

Qatar, which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is home to some 10,000 American troops, criticized the move as a "violation of its sovereignty." It long has denied supporting militant groups and described the crisis as being fueled by "absolute fabrications" stemming from a recent hack of its state-run news agency.

Saudi Arabia closed its land border with Qatar, through which the tiny Gulf nation imports most of its food, sparking a run on supermarkets. The four countries began withdrawing their diplomatic staff from Qatar as regional airlines announced they'd suspend service to its capital, Doha.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/arab-nations-cut-ties-with-qatar-saying-it-backs-terror/ar-BBBZTLv?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

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sarisataka Jun 2017 OP
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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 12:32 PM

1. It's not that the Arab nations are angry that Qatar supports terrorists

it's that they support the WRONG terrorists... and they let it became known that they support terrorists.

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Mon Jun 5, 2017, 12:33 PM

2. Isn't that where our largest military airbase in the middle east is?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 12:41 PM

3. Yes al-Udeid Air Base

and the forward HQ of CENTCOM

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 01:03 PM

4. Interesting.... Very rare to see Gulf states publicly bash one of their own...

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