"On Wednesday, the Saudi-led bloc dropped its list of 13 demands to Qatar after Saudi Arabia, the UAE and their allies had failed to push the tiny gulf state to accept the demands via diplomatic and economic measures and didn’t find the political will to intervene the country despite the agressive rhetorics that followed the whole diplomatic crisis.
The list of 13 demands was introduced to Qatar in June. It included shutting down the Al Jazeera news network, closing a Turkish military base, cutting ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and droppign cooperation with Iran. At the same time, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain broke diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed an economic blockade on the country. However, Doha, supported by Turkey and Iran, refused to follow the demands of the Saudi-led bloc.
So now, Saudi Arabia and its counterparts seek to push Doha to accept some ‘six broad principles’. This is a big PR victory for Qatar. However, the diplomatic crisis is still far from its end." southfront
Nah, this is it. The Saudis and mukhtar Trump tried snarling at Qatar, were ignored and now have lost. The Saudi FM (Adil Jubair - aka the Chihuahua) may be fired as cover for the idiot princelings who walked into this one thinking that the mukhtar's word would be treated as law by the al-thani. Wrong!
As I observed in the earlier piece linked below the Saudis are even larger sponsors of jihadism than Qatar. This whole squabble was a product of the new Saudi crown prince's fantasy life. The same fantasy life that has led to the disastrous Saudi incited war in the Yemen.
mukhtar Trump, Kushner and the boys in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem must be puzzled by this development. It all looked so easy unless you actually understood how the Great Arabian Dream Machine functions. pl