This very sad expatriate writer Dr. Sabri g. Bebawi shall never understand the United States of America’s foreign policy in general and shall never understand or accept the Criminal Gangster president-want-to-be Don Corleone Trump. It is without a doubt that America has no friends and does not understand friendship of the concept of commitment. That is why America has never won a war.

Now that the whole world from East to West, even the Arab Countries have boycotted Qatar for supporting international Islamic Terrorism, Don Corleone Trump is still befriending a world enemy state – Qatar. What does that say about the United States besides being a hypocrite? It has always been a hypocrite; however this is beyond that.

Don Corleone Trump, the Vegas Gangster and president-want-to-be has financial interests in Qatar and he does not give a damn about the world, its stability, its safety or its political balance. On one hand he claims to support my beloved the State of Israel, and on the other hand he supports a nation that terrorizes Israel. I am very confused, dear reader.



Ahead of meeting, White House announces planned deal to sell Gulf kingdom $300 million worth of laser-guided rockets

This file photo taken on May 21, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump (R) speaking with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, during a bilateral meeting at a hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Donald Trump is hosting the ruling emir of Qatar for a White House meeting, welcoming a leader whose tiny gas-rich nation he once accused of funding terrorism at a “high level.”

With America’s allies in the Persian Gulf feuding with Qatar, there has been almost zero progress toward resolving their dispute since it erupted 10 months ago. Trump was more than a bit player in the inception of that crisis: He sided firmly with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other neighbors who accused Qatar of spreading extremism, fomenting regional unrest and allowing funds to flow to terror groups. Qatar denies all those charges.

Trump hasn’t repeated that charge in recent months, and Qatar has since taken steps to address US concerns, even allowing Treasury Department officials into its central bank to improve accountability for controls to prevent terror funding. So far, those steps haven’t been enough to persuade Qatar’s neighbors to stop squeezing the country diplomatically and financially. A brief attempt last year by then-secretary of state Rex Tillerson to resolve the crisis sputtered, and Tillerson was recently fired.

Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will join Trump for a midday meeting and working lunch Tuesday that the White House said would focus on strengthening ties, including security and economic issues. In a phone call last week, Trump credited the emir with working to counter terror financing and extremism. The White House said they also discussed concerns about Iran’s “increasingly reckless behavior in the region” and the need to resolve the Gulf crisis.

Despite the past tensions, there were signs that Trump was warming to the Qataris. The day before the emir’s visit, the administration told Congress it plans to approve a deal to sell $300 million in “Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems” to Qatar, including 5,000 high-explosive warheads and the same number of rocket motors. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said that the laser-guided rockets would help Qatar modernize its military and “will not alter the basic military balance in the region.”

he emir’s meeting comes shortly after Trump greeted Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with pomp and pageantry at the White House last month at the start of the crown prince’s marathon tour of the US The de facto leader of another Qatari opponent, the UAE, will also soon visit the White House.

Simon Henderson, a Gulf expert at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said the Trump administration would likely try to use the visit to persuade the Qataris that they and their opponents should put aside their disagreements to focus on what Trump considers the bigger threat in the region: Iran.

“Can we get the Gulf together again? They’re all our allies, American allies,” Henderson said.

Qatar has sought to stress its role as a reliable and agreeable US partner in a strategically vital region. The country hosts some 10,000 US troops at al-Udeid Air Base, and has been building new facilities for US troops there at Qatari expense in a bid to make it more comfortable for the Americans.

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Expatriate Writer Sabri g. Bebawi


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