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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Rich Monk's picture

Your right. Just one higher up in the Saudi regime gets taken out, and boom!

logicalman's picture

I think there's an ad on Craigslist...

Job opportunity.

Want to be an Archduke?

Short term contract.

No special qualifications required.


runswithscissors's picture

While the US is arming both sides as usual.

null's picture

C'mon, six months into it and we can't give the guy benefit of the doubt that he will only arm one side?

Bludklot's picture

The Qatari have been paying for the development of the most advanced F-16 fighters, the Block 60's, with talk about a bit of a boost in capabilities for that under discussion, and they now have a bunch of those planes a couple of generations ahead of what we fly. The Saudi F-15SA are pretty much the leading development of that plane. The Saudis already had about 75 F-15SA aircraft. Obviously we are supplying weapons for both aircraft types to the antagonists. It ought to be a light show to not miss when they go at each other. Qatar is screwed, however. THere are only 300,000 Qatari, along with about 2.3 million foreign workers to do the jobs the Qatari don't want. Without land access through Saudi Arabia they can be starved out pretty quickly. I buy into the Saudis wanting to cut back on the natural gas shipments so that they price of oil will increase.

Other than missiles the Iranians really don't have anything to really challenge any of the Arabs. Old F-14 and other planes with the wings held on by duct tape are the challengers, unless you want to talk about a horde of weird beards with AK's.

dasein211's picture

Who fucking cares how many F-16's they have. Ear is won with boots on the ground. Shiites outnumber sunnis 5-1.

aliens is here's picture

Good let them kill each other maybe then the region will have peace after all the wabbis are dead.

aloha_snakbar's picture

HEY...Sheikh Yerbouti is wearing my tablecloth...

Soph's picture

+1 for channeling Zappa!

ZIRPY's picture

Scenes from an Italian restaurant. 

Jayda1850's picture

The Saudi's gotta put that arms deal to use and Trump will brag about all the jobs that were created. Fuck all these assholes.

tmosley's picture

Are you being serious right now? The deal hasn't even been approved yet, much less has anything been shipped to them. If there is going to be a war, it will be with the toys they received under Obama, Bush, and Clinton.

Jayda1850's picture

So you're ok with Trump continuing the arms sales and even boosting them?

tmosley's picture

I'm ok with whatever works, and Trump seems to have a much better handle on that than any other policy maker I have seen.

I think you will be surprised by the end result of this deal.

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

you are a fucking dumb idiot im sorry...suck some more clown ass...tell me when you've had will wake up sooner or later to the fact that you've been fucking clowned.....

TheLastTrump's picture

such a well informed, well rounded, fact filled post



Pure Evil's picture

Trump Derangement Syndrome has a tendency to do that.

general ambivalent's picture

These fools already denounced Drumpfstein after the Syria attacks. But that only lasted a few days before they returned to fantasizing about their wives getting fucked by his tiny hands.

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

he's a fucking dumb zombie..he doesnt understand.....he refuse to accept reality..just another useful idiot.......

null's picture

That's how it works. Whoever wins gets to do Lawful things that some don't like but ought to be "okay with" for a few years.

Winston Churchill's picture

These deals are ONLY announced after the fact dipshit.

I saw AWACS in SA livery months before that deal was announced.

tmosley's picture

So you are saying that Rand Paul is a completely impotent cuckold?

He was going to try to block the deal if you will recall. If the arms are there already, I'd say he's the dipshit, not me.

null's picture

Guessing they negotiated a win/win and forgot to announce it to the heel-biters.

TheLastTrump's picture

That dude always twists everything until it's Trump negative, take that to the bank.

Fireman's picture

Saudi is getting a kicking in Yemen despite the anglozionazi support so the Saudi Iran game moves up a notch in Qatar. Will they manage to rebuild in time for FIFA 2020?

earleflorida's picture

yeah, look at russia in Sochi 2014...

or the shitstorm in brazil

Francis Marx's picture

I dont think Qatar has to any options outside of calling the Russians.

Lert's picture

Dave Hodges's is saying that there is an agreement between Trump and Deep State where they give up Hillary to prison, and that is pretty much it, except Trump gets to drain the swamp of any and all Obama holdovers leftover in the government. Obama is the Muslim Brotherhood, IMO....

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

TRUMP IS THE DEEP STATE YOU FUCKING MORONN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



45North1's picture

India and Japan, benefactors of Quatari LNG have to be planning a long night.

MaxThrust's picture

If I was India and I needed that LNG I would send in an LNG tanker and accompany it with a naval escort.

land_of_the_few's picture

And some anti-flash hoods and coveralls :D

khnum's picture

Theres only 10000 US personnel at Al Udeid air base what could possibly go wrong?

Horse Pizzle's picture

Saudi Arabia could find its ass in a sling. That's what.

null's picture

Lots of stuff could go wrong.
But not militarily. It would be a 'uge fake-news magnet and that would be bad.

tmosley's picture

Wonder what the impact will be like when some of those ultra-tall buildings they've built around there start toppling over from missile strikes?

mc888's picture

That natgas ain't going nowhere. Wonder who gets the contract to rebuild when it's over.

RagaMuffin's picture

It would be genuinely entertaining if Qatar trotted out some NK mobile missles at this point.........  ;-)

Clock Crasher's picture

Nasdaq going to 7,000 if they keep this up, no problem.

Human nature will never change.

Perhaps post humans will have the IQ to breakaway but not us.

Didn't web-not report say something a fuel tanker going off like a mini nuke?


Jethro's picture

Do we get to have open season on the muslim brotherhood too?

wisehiney's picture


DEMIZEN's picture

stocks and commodities unfazed.

spacemonkey99's picture

Qatar is the new Libya...isolated and an easy target