Persian Gulf Feud

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Persian Gulf Feud

by Stephen Lendman

Riyadh accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism ignores the pernicious regional infestation of Saudi-supported extremist Wahhabism, the ideology connected to ISIS and likeminded groups.

Both countries support regional terrorist groups, both US allies, despite mixed messages from Washington on Qatar.

Secretary of State Tillerson called for "no further escalation by the parties in the region, (urging) calm and thoughtful dialogue" to resolve things, asking other Gulf states to ease their blockade, citing humanitarian reasons ignored by Washington in all its wars.

Qatar is home to the Pentagon's Central Command, thousands of US military personnel stationed in the country. During his visit to Riyadh, Trump met with emir al-Thani, saying Washington's "relationship (with the country) is extremely good."

On Friday, he tone changed, calling Qatar a longtime "funder of terrorism at a ve
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