Is QATAR Defeating SAUDI ARABIA? – VisualPolitik EN

The situation had been tense for years, but
on June 5th, 2017, suddenly, the conflict reached another dimension: Saudi Arabia, the Arab Emirates, Bahrain and
Egypt announced the fulminating rupture of their relations with the emirate of Qatar,
including the closing of borders and the prohibition of the use of ports and airspace. Suddenly all communication was cut off, it
was practically a total blockade. The next night, planes and cargo ships bound
for Qatar were forced to change course. Not even the camels were spared: the Saudis
immediately expelled no less than 12,000 camels that were grazing in their country. You heard that right. So with their only land border closed up,
in practical terms, the emirate of Qatar went from being a peninsula to becoming an island
threatened by its neighbors by land, sea and air. At that time, these questions were asked:
How long can Qatar hold on for? Are we facing the prelude to a military intervention? Has
this emirate’s splendor reach its end? Well, my friends, in this video we’ll see
exactly what happened, how things are and what we can expect. (THE RESULTS) We are going to see the results, but first,
you may be wondering, how did they get to this situation? What the hell happened? As in almost all disputes, there are lots
of reasons on the table, but… the truth is that the Riyadh and Abu Dhabi governments
were tired of Qatar always being free and above all… they wanted to cut off their
growing relations with Iran and close down Al Jazeera once and for all. In fact, these were the basic conditions they
imposed on Qatar to start a dialogue after agreeing on the blockade. Conditions that
Doha rejected outright. But well, having said that, let’s get to
the point. At first everyone bet this whole mess would
be temporary, and that it would resolve relatively quickly one way or another. After all, who would think that such a small
country, a country that barely has more than 2 million inhabitants and that is practically
a desert, would be able to resist without giving up? Seems impossible, right? Well, my friends, that’s precisely what
is happening. ( “It has not resulted in the way they wanted
to. They wanted to take control of our decisions and get us to comply with their demands. That’s
failed. Qatar will never be for sale to the blockading countries or to anyone else. We
are a sovereign country, we will remain a sovereign country”. Saif al Thani, Director
of Qatar’s Government Communications Office.) As you can imagine, throughout the first few
hours, the emirate underwent a very, very tense situation: many supplies, including basic products such
as food, stopped arriving; the Doha stock market collapsed and… what the heck! Even
the option of a military intervention didn’t seem far-fetched. After all, the small Qatari army was no match
for the billion-dollar war machines of its neighboring countries. A successful intervention depended on the
approval of the United States… which has one of its most important military bases in
the world, in Qatar. And even though this approval was likely..
just in case, Doha decided to ask for Istanbul’s help. (“Turkish parliament approves bill to deploy
troops in Qatar”. Don’t tell me that the situation didn’t
look quite difficult… But… wait a moment, because Qatar had another
ace up its sleeve: as we told you in another video, in recent years the emirate has done
its homework. Thanks to its oil and especially natural gas
exploitation, the country has managed to accumulate a fortune of more than 300 billion dollars.
A fortune that, by the way, it has invested all over the planet. And not only that, it also managed to become
a country that is much more open to the world with a foreign policy independent of its neighbors. And that’s precisely what made this blockade
a complete failure… (“If the blockade strategy was to corner us
economically, that completely failed and it will not work.” Ali Shareef al-Emadi, Finance
Minister of Qatar) See, in recent months the stock market has
recovered, investors have stopped running away, and even though many prices rose due
to the blockade, even the International Monetary Fund, in a report it published recently on
March 5th, 2018, stated that the Qatari economy would grow by almost 3% this year. The fact is that the country hasn’t only
managed to open new commercial routes and achieve alternatives to transport its merchandise,
many multinationals located in Dubai, who can no longer send their people by plane to
Doha, have decided to open their own offices there. This means that, for example, the number of
companies in the Financial Center has grown by 70% in the last year. ( “For the past 15 years we were the fastest
growing economy on the planet. You are talking about a $6bn economy in 2000 turning into
a $200bn economy in 2015.. The blockading countries tried to make businesses decide
between them and Qatar, but they backed away.” Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, the head of the Qatar
Financial Authority.) My friends… this blockade may even end up
reinforcing Qatar. Wait a moment, this blockade could have positive
consequences for the country? Don’t believe me? Well, listen up. (CHANGES IN QATAR?) The blockade has clearly been a challenge
for the Qatari economy and society… My friends, having an isolated country is a terrible deal. Precisely due to that, during this time, one
of the emirate government’s biggest priorities has been to compensate for the blockade’s
negative consequences and convince investors that Qatar is still a good country to invest
in. That… and to try to gain a lot of influence
in the world. Something that’s indispensable to prevent
its neighbors, especially Saudi Arabia, from getting future expansionist temptations. But… How can they achieve all this? Well… one way to do it is by pushing reforms. And that’s been done. In recent months, the Qatari government has
promoted several changes to improve the country’s image in the world and to be more competitive
for international investors. For example, visas have been removed for more
than 80 countries; the rights of foreign residents have increased;
more free zones are being established; and two very important changes have been announced. For one, they called for elections for the
first time, to elect members for the Consultative Assembly, something like a local parliament…
well, a somewhat limited parliament… but it’s a step… and not precisely a small
one if we take into account that we are talking about a place that still works with a political
system based on an absolute monarchy. And for another, the more than reprehensible
Kafala System will be coming to an end. This is a system that makes foreign workers, especially
the poorest, have to rely on their employers for their visa and legal status, and has very
few legal repercussions for exploitation… making working conditions very, very bad in
some cases. Have you heard of the allegations about slave
workers in the Persian Gulf? Well, that’s what you were hearing about. However, now, with the latest labor changes,
all these workers will have better protected rights, and will be able to change jobs or
leave the country whenever they want. ( “All of these reforms would have taken
a lot longer of it were not for the blockade. It’s been a blessing in disguise when it
comes to business.” Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, the head of the Qatar Financial Authority.) In other words, the blockade is achieving
things that the international community had been demanding for years. But having said that… we still have a very,
very important question to answer… Do you know what Qatar’s strategy has been
to gain influence in the world and strengthen its position? Listen up. (THE STRATEGY) I think we all know it: There are very influential economic sectors
in the world. Well, two industries in particular stand out. One, due to its ability to influence
politics and another to influence society. My friends, I’m talking about the military
industry and the entertainment industry. And, you know what? It’s precisely in these
industries that Qatar has concentrated its strategy. In recent months, the Qatar government has
announced military contracts for more than 25 billion dollars. And yes, one of their objectives is to equip
their army to, if necessary, make invasions more difficult… but the truth is that no
matter how much they invest in weapons, Qatar won’t be able to replicate Saudi Arabia’s
military power. But…. wait a moment… because there’s
another objective, what better way to influence Washington and get support than by making
an industry, that practically every government in the world considers strategic, happy? In this case most of the contracts went to
the United States and to European countries that didn’t support the blockade, the United
Kingdom, France and Germany. Planes, tanks, helicopters, missiles… Qatar is buying everything. Of course, it will never reach Saudi Arabia’s
level, but it has suddenly become a very prominent client. Yes, the truth is that the Qataris
are true experts in contracting security policies. And that’s not all. By the way, Doha has
also announced that it wants to invest more money in Al-Udeid, the base that the United
States has in the country. A base that, with more than 10,000 soldiers
and a hundred deployed aircrafts, including B-52 bombers, is one of the most important
US bases in the world. Yes, you heard that right. It’s from Qatar,
where the United States projects its strength in the area, for its incursions to Iraq, Afghanistan,
Syria, etc., etcetera. By the way, the base, cost 1 billion dollars
and was a “gift” from the Qatari government, who also contributes to their expenses every
year. Quite a bargain for Washington. And just in case… (“Qatar signs an agreement with Turkey to
establish a naval base in its territory”. Arabia Watch.) In the other industry, the entertainment industry…
Qatar has been moving like a fish in water for years, especially as far as sports are
concerned. In 2022 the country will host the World Cup,
in 2012 it bought PSG, France’s most important football team, and Doha, the country’s capital,
has been an Olympic contender several times. Always, of course, due to their checkbook. And not only that, they also created Bein
Sports, an Al Jazeera subsidiary that has become one of the largest sport competitions
broadcasting rights owners in the world. Well, after announcing the blockade, the Qatari
authorities decided to reinforce this strategy… which for example led the PSG to spend billions
and billions of dollars on signings. ( “Along with joining PSG on a five-year
contract and $354 million, Neymar also committed to act as spokesperson for the Qatar World
Cup. In this way, not only did PSG acquire the player who could elevate the team’s presence
on the European stage, but Qatar obtained a symbol of its defiance in the face of its
attempted isolation”. Abdullah Al-Arian is assistant professor of history at Georgetown
University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar.) Well… with the military industry, with football
and by pouring millions of dollars into Washington lobbies, the Qatari government hopes to reinforce
its position and improve its image. Of course, now their rivals are also moving…
so the battle isn’t over yet. But we’ll talk about that some other day. Now, it’s your turn. What country do you
think will be reinforced by this blockade? Leave us your answer in the comments and in
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Media Podcast – they provided the vocals in this episode that were not mine! And as always,
thanks for watching!

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. These stupid Arabs fighting between them self n to just stay safe n on top of each other the give there hard earn cash and there land to uncle Sam as you put it Simon aka USA n EU. WTF is wrong with these basterds they lost there ways of there ancestors . They flight with each other and uncle Sam takes the benefits. Specially kingdom of Satan aka Saudi Arabia is the worse when it comes to been selfish and basterd . Look what they did to Afghanistan with help from there puppets in Pakistan. Saudi royal family are the people who supported n supporting whahabie terrorism all over the world from Afghanistan to Iraq . From Europe to the US.. from all of this only uncle Sam and his brother( state of Israel ) getting the benefits. I am not against Israel apart from there wrong doing against Palestinian . I think we all should learn from Israel. That country is not even that old but look how modern and well developed it is compare to my country Afghanistan while we been a country under the same people for over 500 years but still got no army no peace or stability no economy basically we got nothing.. this all because we been fighting and killing each other on the name of religion and by the orders of these stupid n selfish Arabs specially Saudi Arabia….

  2. Saudi Arabia is the worse country in all of Muslim world… love for Qatar and there king or ameer.. love from Afghanistan and the UK for Qatar . I hope people of Saudi realize and start a revolution and get rid of all the Saudi royal family at once. They are %100 the real enemy of Islam and Muslims all over the world … they never ever say or do anything about any sort of injustice what happens to Muslims anywhere in the world.. is anyone seen the welcome party they did when trump visited kingdom of Satan aka Saudi Arabia… if not watch it … we are talking about trump who openly said that muslims are the main reason behind all the problems in the world n he banned most Muslims from entering the US… but MBS gave him the best welcome party ever n gifted him a gold chain probably worth millions … this is what Saudi royal family is.. uncle Sam's puppets and the real enemy of Muslims n Islam…

  3. I really feel disappointed in the fact that you haven’t been bias at all, no country was ever presented as an angelic state on your show until you decided about a country that’s know for a having an extra generous media machine 💰💰 hope you enjoy the dollars I thought ur channel was really something else

  4. Qatar has been able to withstand the blockade by various other Arab states quite well. Qatar's average GDP per capita does after all remain among the highest in the world. I'd say that Qatar is defeating Saudi Arabia in being resilient, although sadly the same can't be said for Ukraine's ability to fight off the intervention of the Russian Army in Crimea or invasions by Russian-backed puppet armies in Donbass. Yet even before Euromaidan, Ukraine's economy had been in the toilet (and probably still is, given just how many people have left since the USSR's collapse).

  5. Qatar is the main financier of ISIS and all types of terrorist scum around the globe….stop glorifying this pigs

  6. crazy rich gulf monarchs would spend billions on their image building and tribal feud but do nothing to help fellow Arabs out of poverty and misery.

  7. Fuck all these arab monarchs, They are hedonists. These monarchs dont pay any attention to human development, education is not their priority. They dont want the masses to be free thinkers they want slaves

  8. You didnt talk about the role of Morocco in this crisis, my country sent food and supply to Qatar, and the king of Morocco was the first Arabe leader to visit Qatar And to broke the isolation, because of that we have now a lot of problems with saoudi arabia.

  9. Hey dumbass…. your getting all your sources from Qatar news lmaoooo that’s like asking Fox News about trump smh

  10. میرے خیال میں آپ کامیابیاں حاصل کریں کے لیکن خارجہ پالیسی کسی بھی اندرونی چپقلش کا باعث نہیں بننی چاہیے 🙏❤🙏

  11. Why doesn't Qatar give the USA a nice present like the French gave the USA, the statue of Liberty, as a thank you present for all the oil money they have received from the USA, and for helping get the oil out of the ground with American know-how and drilling inventions.

  12. Don't trust this guy,all the closet sunni jihadist are against Saudi now they are turning a new leaf,being progressive.Long may MBS rule he is working for a better future for the youth of his country without oil.i don't like turkey ,but I love Iran.the former US govt were scum.they screwed Qatar but trump coming to office stopped them from invading this country

  13. This guy is such if full of crap but really good almost convince me!!! while i actually live here and see. He's exactly like al jazera 🤣

  14. what is international community? africa, asia and south america are not part of it. visualpolitic en explain that. if your channel is all about the truth.

  15. Qatar is doing so well, the deep rooted love of the Emir only grows stronger and stronger. The nation only grows stronger and stronger. Saudi Arabia didn’t even allow Qatari football supporters to watch the Asian World Cup final, where they beat Japan! Long live Qatar.

  16. This is big plan of Americans to sale their arms on arabs and get money from them hahah but the stupit arabs didnt understand this things

  17. The reason the blockade happened was that Al Jazeera had filmed the locations of emarati soldiers and then 40 out of the 41 soldiers were killed.

    Also something funny is that a member of the royal family of one of the emirates married a member of the Qatari royalty

  18. Why did Qatar have to befriend Turkey when a US Air Force base is located on Qatar soil and paid for by them.
    Obviously the Qataris didn’t trust the Americans. Can’t blame them since America will stick to the side that benefits them more. Fickle, as usually proved. Better if Qatar had sought for Russian protection. The Russians are much more loyal.

  19. I’m from Qatar Saudi Arabia get away beacause you need to respect Qatar even dubai get away from us if you we still be kind

  20. Katarlı zengin milyarderlere öneri. Paranızı geçici önlem için batıdan ürün almak için kullanabilirsiniz ancak geleceğiniz için kimseden ürün satın almamak için kendi kendine yetebilmek için Türk savunma sanayisine paranızı basın. Türk mühendislerine paranızı basın batı yerine Türkiye'yi askeri ve ekonomik açıdan büyütün. Eğitime teknolojiye türkiye'ye yatırım yapın.. Dünya'yı gerçekten İslam ülkeleri yönetsin…

  21. This video is an attempt to add fuel qatar saudi difference.
    This is deception of cia and mossad.
    Manuplating promoting differences.
    You are being watched !!!

  22. It's failed because the point was for Qatar to end its relationship with Iran and turkey, but it has done the complete opposite😊😍

  23. Turkey & Iran proves Good Muslim Hood, All Muslims should be united by ignoring the others…
    GULF MUST BE ONE as well..
    Just one thing ( UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDE WE FALL).

  24. Eid Mubarak To My Qatari 🇶🇦 ❤ Brothers And Sisters And to other Allies 🇸🇦 🇦🇪 🇧🇭 🇴🇲 🇰🇼 🇯🇴 🇹🇷 🇲🇨 🇲🇾 🇪🇬 🇲🇦 🇧🇳 🇦🇿 🇦🇱 🇺🇿 🇹🇯 🇩🇿 🇧🇩 🇽🇰 🇹🇲 🇰🇿 🇰🇬 🇧🇦 🇸🇩 🇹🇳 🇸🇳 🇲🇷 🇰🇲 🇩🇯 From Your 🇵🇰 Pakistani Allied

  25. I am an expat Brit who has lived in Qatar for almost 10 years. Your coverage is spot on. Qatar has taken the bull by the horns (or camel by the hump) and move forward exponentially in the past 2 years. A peaceful, generous, and kind people governed by a benevolent monarchy is something not often seen in the world but the evidence is for all to see here.

  26. 沙地若這國不走進恐怖與社會主義也可有再大的發展,個今天的邪恶共產黨對這沙地也是虎視眈眈,只要有位入便会走入危險之地,如較早前於领使館的肢解事件 …

  27. Perhaps the main reason for Qatari blockade is the material support Qatar has been providing to radical Islamic group Islamic Brotherhood. This support is seen as destabilising and radicalized the Midle East.

  28. This video is good example of paid and sponsored video for political purposes. $$$$$

    And I thought that this channel were independent!!


  29. What is most important is the belief system and hard commitment of Qatari people….
    When you put such a country on blockade…it eventually rises up like never before…..🇧🇭

  30. The Saudi Arabs don't come close to Qatar as far as class, intelligence and undeniable looks!!!!
    Don't agree to Al Jazeera closing to these backward bastards- no way!!!!!!!!!🙏🏻🌏🌏🌏🌏🌏💥

  31. Seems to me like the one that's profiting the most is the American military industrial complex. What Saudis you want us on your side for 2 billion dollars idk I'll have to think it over. Oh what's that Qatar you'll give me another 3 billion to not think it over hmm guess I got a lot of thinking to do in my new free military base.

  32. nothing new

    As usual, your reports are not neutral
    And a bias for Qatar
    And also in the description
    There is a credits for Qatar !!

    Qatari Government propaganda

  33. Qatar is a slave state and enjoyed it, I don't care, let it fail. Let it burn on all that oil. They built that stadium with slaves, it's tool ate to "get rid of slaves" and give a tiny apology. Disgusting.

  34. The Saudis have tried their best to alert the western public to the fact which their governments know, but which they are not allowed to know, which is that Qatar was behind the 9/11 attack that killed 2,000 American's. KSM the mastermind and director of the project was an agent of senior inner members of the Qatari Royal family. They invited him to Qatar, housed him, gave him a government job and cover to travel around the world as a terror consultant. (All of this is buried deep in the pages of the original 9/11 commission report). When the FBI went to arrest him over the earlier world trade centre bombing he disappeared and the FBI investigating officer accused the Qatari government of tipping him off. He later infiltrated Al-Qaida in Afghanistan largely funded by Saudi and went to America with Saudi personnel to carry out the plan. The evidence would superficially point to Saudi not to Qatar. He was arrested in 2003 but in 2019 there is still no sign of when he will come to trial if ever. He is shrouded in high security and secrecy despite the fact that he has been out of circulation for 16 years during which time whole new generations of terrorists and organisations have come and gone. He will probably die in jail before his case is brought before public scrutiny which could prove highly embarrassing once journalists etc. start examining his biography.

  35. Boycott not blockade they can go where ever they want if its blockade they can’t go anywhere out of qatar

  36. Qatar always use media as weapon against their neighbouring countries… same as this video…. nothing new

  37. MBS ARAB MAFIA. Please, where was he when his father was not the king, NOBODY. funny how POWER corrupts the soul especially came from ISLAM, SAUDI ARABIA?

  38. I know know the reason why 🇸🇦, 🇧🇭, 🇦🇪, and 🇪🇬 issued a Qatar blockade. The reason why they announced the blockade is because 🇶🇦 was trading with 🇮🇷 and 🇹🇷 which were enemies of 🇸🇦. 🇸🇦 is the country which started the blockade because 🇮🇷 and 🇹🇷 are it’s enemies and 🇶🇦is trading with them. I am confused, why is Qatar an ally of 🇺🇸 but an enemy of 🇸🇦? 🇸🇦 is an ally of 🇺🇸. 🇮🇷 is also an enemy of 🇺🇸.

  39. While India's Mikoyan migg 21 had destroyed an F-16 America🇺🇸 says 🗣 that F16 doesn't belongs to them. Those are given to them for peaceful purposes. Pakistan🇵🇰

  40. im not trying to cause more problem from any of the countries but as a Qatari citizen we knew it was going to fail first thing is that Iran didn't cause any harm to us but theres a fight or something between Saudi Arabia and Iran and they need to bring us in it and they failed because they wanted us to turn our backs on Iran or turkey but we became closer to Iran and turkey that we saw their true culours and they are kind and caring where Saudi Arabia are trying to spread romurs about the and wanted us to apologise and say we want you. they didn't notice something they thought we needed things from them where they needed things from us

  41. and as well as this continues they never even succeeded they failed and after all they killed their own citizen and throwing them into rivers and different countries and we have everything we want and we have a respectful prince and he never did something ti harm people he is trying to make everything better but the other countries won't even let him walk a step with out making romurs and idk what the hell UAE and BAHRAIN have to do with this since when we needed them we just want the house of god{Mecca} but nothing else from them

  42. I was in Qatar when it all started, I'm still here and looking back I can say this was a godly intervention, because even basic commodities like milk were being supplied from Saudi Arabia and medicine but now there are industries that have grown rapidly since then and now the country is more self reliant and that's how you gain more power, meanwhile the Saudi companies that were were operating in Qatar lost millions not to talk of the many routine flights by the mighty Emirates, the slots are now for Qatar airways, who is the winner now.

  43. Arab Bedouins has no principles and ethics to hold on too they are mad nomads unstable and they are well known since T.E Lawrence went and lived with them in hope to draw the map and write reports to the British Intelligence office , they will side with the foreigner against their own people and brothers , its unfortunate but its true … read the history

  44. What was not mentioned that much was the role of Iran in all of these. Afterall, it all started when Qataris wanted to have a good relationship with Iran.

  45. What about mentioning the funding of hamas… Still the kafala is at large… And also human sex slave trafficking… Qatar and Al Jazeera are a shame… Recently they are trying to promote radical sentiments in Kashmir…

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