Saudi Arabia Gives Qatar 24 Hour Ultimatum As Analysts Warn Of "Military Confrontation"

Tyler Durden's picture

Shortly after imposing a naval blockade in the immediate  aftermath of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, one which left the small Gulf nation not only politically isolated and with severed ties to its neighbors but potentially locked out of maritime trade and crippling its oil and LNG exports, on Tuesday SkyNews Arabia reported that Saudi Arabia has given Qatar a 24 hours ultimatum, starting tonight, to fulfill 10 conditions that have been conveyed to Kuwait, which is currently involved in the role of a mediator between Saudi and Qatar.

According to media report, among the key demands by Saudi Arabia is that Qatar end all ties Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

While there was little additional information on the Ultimatum and more importantly what happens should Qatar not comply, Al Jazeera reported that Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, left Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after holding mediation talks with the Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to try to defuse an escalating crisis between Arab countries and Qatar. No details were given on the talks.

In addition to Saudi Arabia's aggressive approach, Egypt's Foreign Ministry accused Qatar of taking an "antagonist approach" towards Cairo and said "all attempts to stop it from supporting terrorist groups failed". Qatar denied the allegations, with a Foreign Ministry statement describing them as "baseless" on Monday.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, analyst Giorgio Cafiero of Gulf State Analytics, a geopolitical risk consultancy based in Washington, DC, said: "I think the Kuwaitis as well as Omanis ... fear the prospects of these tensions escalating in ways which could undermine the interest of all six members of the GCC.

"There are many analysts who believe that a potential break-up of the GCC has to be considered right now."

"If these countries fail to resolve their issues and such tensions reaches new heights, we have to be very open to the possibility of these six Arab countries no longer being able to unite under the banner of one council," said Cafiero.

He added that if tension escalates, some have warned of a "military confrontation".

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Quinvarius's picture

Trump did make a good deal.  A deal Obama never would.

Fake_Gas_Chambers's picture

king durka durka's nose looks exactly like a snake head, see the 2 eyes?

Pinto Currency's picture

So do the US aircraft at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar bomb Saudi or Qatar. Or maybe both.

nope-1004's picture

Aloha Pacman.

May we discuss the Saudi beheadings of its own populace?

"Demands".  They're so 2001.

Jim Sampson's picture

Tell me again how Saudi Arabia is a good guy?  What the fuck is going on?  Not saying Qatar is good but come on!

hedgeless_horseman's picture


What the fuck is going on? 

It isn't hard to see the revolution in the KSA.

 The House of Saud is in jeopardy, therefore the Petrol Dollar is in jeopardy.

This is bullish for US shale oil producers and the MIC.

BaBaBouy's picture

Saudis Put That BIG Gold Medal on Thumps Neck last week...

Thump also did the Sword(War) Dance with King Saud...
(Why would any US Prez Do That?)

They own him now???

Strange world getting Stranger...

tmosley's picture

No, they don't own him. Trump is engaging them with realpolitik, and they are highly appreciative of that fact.

Things are moving now in many ways, most of them hidden. We will be able to judge Trump by the state of the US and the world when he leaves office. Maybe before.

Art Van_Delay's picture

Don't worry, no sand will be harmed.

Trump is a smart cookie.

He must have sold them something else not just guns.

And he laced it with bath salts or some crazy shit.

California on Route to Become First “Sanctuary State” for Pot Heads

Stuck on Zero's picture

Saudi Arabia is always doing the right thing for Israel.

beemasters's picture

Looks like Trump selling weapons to the Saudis was no coincidence. They have been preparing for this.

Whoa Dammit's picture

The big question is what happens to all the Clinton Cash they allededly stashed there?  And its gone....(((Donors))) get their money back one way or the other. Heh,Heh,Heh.

MillionDollarButter's picture

Hillary's masters are now Trump's masters.  Back to the Iran/Russia/Syria "axis of evil". Everyone on the right is literally that William Foster character now and ready to snap.

Déjà view's picture

State Dept. knows Qatar is financing certain terrorist groups...Trump demanded from Saudi to end this in order to secure weapons deal.

BLOTTO's picture

Maybe they arent who they say they are.
Maybe they are a certain J tribe in disguise.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Bingo Blotto.... the Hook nose is a dead give-away.

It's still fascinating to see the mostly pro-trump slant in comments.

What is not obvious to even the most obtuse amongst us?

Isn't it time to just turn our collective backs on the entire political establishment? Things ignored usually wither up and blow away.

Trump, May, Modi, Macron, Troo-dough and whoever is the latest vassal leading OZ.... what a frightening bunch.... 

Fuck em all....

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Now we know why the house of Saud purchased military contracts valued over 200 billions :)

Manthong's picture

Well, this is awkward…

Qatar’s Al Udeid Air Base, is more than a tad important to the US as is loving relations with the Saudis.

Iran and Qatar are a thing but  Iran is muslima non-grata to both the US and the Saudis.

All I can say is that I need to double the pallet/month popcorn blanket order.

Got The Wrong No's picture

The fact that Oil is still below $50 is just weird. Something is very strange. 

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Now we know why the house of Saud purchased military contracts valued over 200 billions :)

HowdyDoody's picture

Unlike Saudi Arabia, Qatar is a bitter enemy of Israel. It supports Hamas. Ironically, Hamas is a creation that it uses to justify its blood letting in Gaza. There is a clear pattern to US designation of terrorism. If the organisation favors Israel, it is not terrorist. If it opposes Israel, it is terrorist. Even though the first may be worst than the second.

Manthong's picture

I guess the Saudis ran out of hospitals, schools and vital life supporting infrastructure to bomb in Yemen.

jeff montanye's picture

no.  it is not time.  there is an unusual vulnerability to the deep state now and it apparently remains as long as trump remains.  they are in the open trying to put out a number of persistent fires.  a seth rich combined with a julian assange doesn't come along every decade.  

there are so many loose ends and who really runs the fbi?  and the dnc for that matter.

Sages wife's picture

Too many holes to plug in this dam; not enough fingers.

animalogic's picture

The paper-mache man "leading" Oz is called Malcolm Turnbull. No need to remember the name.

Amicus Curiae's picture

who the fuck downvoted that?

its the pure truth

turdball IS a goldbags sux man to the core

and a syncophant of the klintons n bummer and ysreal


Mr 9x19's picture

muzzies kill others, yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiipea, i never hoped/dreamed a better situation.


simulkra's picture

No disguise, they are all semitics. But if you look back at the formation of the oil states you see guys on horseback with bolt action rifles talking with big wheels from standard oil aka Rockafella aka Rothschild middle managment.  So what was the guys on the horse's cut in the deal?  10%?

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"State Dept. knows Qatar is financing certain terrorist groups...Trump demanded from Saudi to end this in order to secure weapons deal."

Quatar & it's Royal Family is (basically) CIA/ Mossad owned, along w/ Al Jazeeraa; & home to MANY U.S. miltary bases in the region, to boot...
Think of it as a CIA/ Mossad outpost for terrorism in the Middle East, much like the Dominican Republic & Guatemala are to the CIA also.
All along, Quatar has been using Saudi money to fund terrorist groups & terrorism in Syria; basically a 'front company' for the Saudis to do their dirty work in th region.

So, something reallly interesting is going on here...

If Trump is behind this manipulating of the Saudis to basically bring down/ destroy Quatar as the powerful agent for change that it is in the area, it seems he must be doing it to the deep state/ cia/ nsa in retaliation for all the trouble that they have been causing his Presidency since he won the election; along w/ a probable desire to show them who the boss is here...

People claim Mr. Trump is stupid & of low I.Q.; if this (what appears to be going down almost immediately after his Saudi visit); is any indication of Mr. Trumps intelligence, I would say the man is a genius; as this whole deal is definately going to upset the whole CIA/ Deep State applecart in Syria as a result of these Saudi/ GCC actions against Quatar.

It will also, more than likely end the 'secret' U.S. intervention in Syria (what Trump stated during the election he would do); if the Saudis are successful in their current actions against Quatar...

Even though it appears to be a case of the pot calling the kettle black, by officially outing Quatar as the local's behind ISIS, the publicity will inevitably turn world opinion against the Saudis, Quatar & the U.S.; as their conspiracy will now become a internationally known fact thank's to the Saudis basically blowing the whistle on the whole operation; including their own involvement in this mess, along w/ Quatari Royal Family & the CIA, which will eventually come out.

I seriously wonder what Trump said to them to get this kind of a reaction?

Post-Truth Society's picture

The end hour is rapidly approaching with a potential war in the middle east.  It's all part of the plan for the Great Deceiver, the Muslim Anti-Christ, Trump.  He will soon rally his forces for the final battle against Chrisitanity with the help of his Jew daugther Ivanka and Kushner. (Ever heard of Kushner's 666 5th Avenue, by the way?)

ZH'ers have been calling me crazy for months, but with Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia and then Israel, and now this episode, the picture should be getting clearer and clearer for those who still don't believe.


Oliver Klozoff's picture

Crazy alright but in a creepy Omen 2 kinda way.

I like to think Trump's cutting off a hrc escape route.

OverTheHedge's picture

According  to the wikileaks emails, Hilary destroyed Libya in order to "improve her optics". Is it then fair to destroy Qatar just to remove her bolt-hole and billions? That's a lot more dead people, just for Hilary. Conan the barbarian believed that all the people he killed would be his slaves in the afterlife - Crom may have to build a new one, just to accommodate the crowds Hilary will need.

jeff montanye's picture

literally you are right but i sensed a bit of humor.  and we must keep after her with humor; she is great material.

BLOTTO's picture

They need war to clear away the mosque and Dome of the Rock from the old site so they can build the 3rd temple.

Bigern's picture

They need war to clear away the current order of things. The tragedies soon to come will be used to justify what will be installed after. People will be convinced it is the only way. Peace and security in our time. Sudden destruction will come upon them.


Any other reports out there of new medical equipment scanners with yet-to-be enabled software for right hands?

How about some of the new ATM's that have a yet-to-be enabled hand reader already installed?

jeff montanye's picture

well i see where the new translations of the book of revelations of st. john the divine have death on a pale green horse.  more deathy.

i might like the idea of certainly identifying someone barring negligence or corruption.  whoops.

king leon's picture

China and Russia are tightening the noose around the US$. China want to pay for Saudi oil in Yuan. If the Saudi's don't want to play ball then Iran will. Qatar jumping ship.


philipat's picture

More obfuscation, this time to take attention AWAY from The Saudis (After the arms deal in exchange for delaying the payment for oil by China in CNY) and back onto Iran?

Remember that the US has extensive Bases in Qatar and one of the motives in Syria has been the Qatari gas transit pipeline through Syria to the Med and Europe as opposed to Turkstream or the Russina pipeline under The Black Sea and through Syria to The Med. 

jeff montanye's picture

when you put it that way,  is this part of a syria deal?  something for the israelis (less money, media to hamas etc.) but something for russia (pipeline or at least not a qatari pipeline).  maybe trump runs the fbi.  stranger things have happened.

AVmaster's picture

Goos sure have been busy lately... ^.^

Captain Chlamydia's picture

Saud Kingdom - them Royal Camel Fuckers  ! 

Qui bono from military intervention in Qatar ? I can only think of the MIC of the USA and their vasals of Nato and ISISrael. Plus,  the oil price will go up. ...

Seven countries in five years . ... and you get Qatar as a bonus! 

jeff montanye's picture

but the five years has taken sixteen so far.  still and all, the inclusion of hamas is a tell.  maybe qatar ought to ask turkey to try an air to ship missile or ten on that saudi blockade.  it's been a long time since the saudis have had to fight on even terms with anyone.  note they showed no desire to try to evict saddam hussein from kuwait on their own.

Tarzan's picture

It will be interesting, how Erdogan plays this...

The Saudis are still struggling in Yemen, that's why they just purchased all those weapons.

The whole thing stinks, and we can't trust a word of what we're being told.

If anything, the creeps at the tippity top are turning on each other, which usually means a whole lot of pawns are about to die.

PrometeyBezkrilov's picture

Wrong. The banksters who issue FRN and support it by foreign petrolleum reserves are benefactors of this action. MIC is a tool to acheave the plans.

imaginalis's picture

Will Saudia Arabia become the new owners of Manchester City FC and NYCFC?

Oliver Klozoff's picture

bjc: It's prize money now baby, you can kiss it all goodbye.

hrc: HACK