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 Post subject: Looking good for the world cup
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:41 pm 
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Bahrain, Egypt, UAE & Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. Qatar aircraft ban, plus road link with Saudi

3 Page link http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/595526-bahrain-egypt-uae-saudi-arabia-cut-diplomatic-ties-qatar-qatar-aircraft-ban.html

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I can't help wondering how much self-righteousness there is there - are they covering up for their own misdemeanours by blaming Qatar ? Jealousy ?


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I can't help wondering how much self-righteousness there is there - are they covering up for their own misdemeanours by blaming Qatar ? Jealousy ?


Just ask who was in Saudi last week, there's your answer

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Deliberate destabilisation of the Middle East ? Goodness knows where that could lead ...


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I'm more concerned about the thousands of expatriates who are currently working out there on FI/FO's building the Pearl.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:43 pm 
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scooby wrote:
I'm more concerned about the thousands of expatriates who are currently working out there on FI/FO's building the Pearl.


Forget the Pearl - that is small fry compared to the Football Stadia and the Light Railways.

A few other thoughts on this-

1. 90% of Qatar's food supply is now cut-off - whatever Saudi wants it will get within the next week. As it did last time they closed the borders. Once Qatar and UAE shared a border, but SA wanted control so siezed the land in a war that lead to the toppling of current Emir's grandfather - now you have to drive through Saudi to get between the two - men drive of course, women have to robe up - and I am under pain of death not to show photos of OH robed up!

2. Qatar have signed a deal with Turkey - but there is no common land border for food transfer - and I suspect mostly the deal was to get the gas pipeline built.

3. Qatar do have a big US air base - as well as close ties to the former colonial power in UK.

4. The Qataris do have their own subsidised shops - though many use Carrefour for the more western foods. Guess where food shortages will occur first.

5. Now is also Ramadan - so many expats may be out of the country

There are still some aspects of the life there that I miss

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 Post subject: Re: Looking good for the world cup
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:52 pm 
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Update:

I read that the trigger may have been the recent release of 26 Qatari hostages and the payment of a $1bn ransom to Iran and Iranian backed groups (good value considering what Obama paid to get just five Americans back).

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39669501

Apparently all the food stores are being emptied by those hoarding up on supplies according to former colleagues.

And according to the FO there is an increased terrorist risk (the last lot of which was rumoured to have been Saudi inspired)

It's still a long while to 2022.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking good for the world cup
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:31 pm 
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A cut and paste from the original link,

Etihad Press Release

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Abu Dhabi state-owned Etihad Airways said all travellers holding Qatari passports are currently prohibited from travelling to or transiting through the United Arab Emirates as part of government instructions.

Expatriates residing in Qatar and in possession of a Qatari residence visa will also not be eligible for visa on arrival in the UAE, Etihad spokesman said in an email.
Al Jeezra is by far and away the best source for updates. Most Western media outlets are:

[x] having a wtf moment
[x] concentrating on domestic events
[x] think its all fake news

Incidentally the UAE ruling family has just pronounced that supporting Qatar, in anyway, in the UAE is now a criminal offence punishable by up to 15 years in prison. So if you are travelling thru any of these places, best keep your gob shut.

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Strict and firm action will be taken against anyone who shows sympathy or any form of bias towards Qatar, or against anyone who objects to the position of the United Arab Emirates, whether it be through the means of social media, or any type of written, visual or verbal form," Gulf News quoted UAE Attorney-General Hamad Saif al-Shamsi as saying.

Offenders could be punished with a jail term of up to 15 years and a fine of at least 500,000 dirhams ($136,000), Gulf News reported.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking good for the world cup
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Thanks - that is interesting - when I arrived the Residence Permits were stuck in passports - so are there for up to 10 years (now it is just electronic). Whilst it does have "Cancelled" stamped across it I do wonder whether Qatar will become like Israel where you need two passports - one for Qatar and one for elsewhere in the Arab world.

As I recall Mr Trump tried to ban holders of certain passports from his country as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking good for the world cup
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A bit of an update from the other forum, could it be leading up to "tin hat" time ??

Well, it is unholy unprofessional to act as prophet of gloom and doom but someone need to do it.

So, ahem...

On Tuesday night Saudis have reportedly given Qatar a 24-hour ultimatum to fulfill a number of conditions they set in response to efforts to mediate between the two Arab states.

A senior journalist has published the ten conditions set by Saudi Arabia for Qatar, the fulfillment of which may lead to the normalization of the severed ties between the two Arab states.

According to Edroos, the demands are:

Immediate severance of diplomatic relations with Iran,
Expulsion of all members of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas from Qatar,
Freezing all bank accounts of Hamas members and refraining from any deal with them,
Expulsion of all Muslim Brotherhood members from Qatar,
Expulsion of anti-[P]GCC elements,
Ending support for ‘terrorist organisations’,
Stopping interference in Egyptian affairs,
Ceasing the broadcast of the Al Jazeera news channel,
Apologising to all [Persian] Gulf governments for ‘abuses’ by Al Jazeera,
Pledging that it (Qatar) will not carry out any actions that contradict the policies of the [P]GCC and adhering to its charter.

And A LOT of rumors among Arabic twitter users that... Military invasion is imminent.


So, it is not unwise to think where to divert and land if all airspace around (Including Iranian) will suddenly became unassailable i must say.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking good for the world cup
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It seems Turkey is now preparing to send troops to defend Qatar.

Will that be enough to draw in NATO - hopefully not.

The plot thickens!

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