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First off was the attempt by Al-Jazeera to push an interesting narrative, that this was a coup sponsored by the US.

Wasn't there a suggestion somewhere - and I have no idea where - that current US strategy was to keep the entire ME permanently destabilised, to avoid any danger of all those annoying little countries discovering they might have a common enemy?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Jul 13th, 2013 at 12:34:08 PM EST
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Part of the line of Al Jazeera (Arabic) was to emphasize opposition to US influence while distracting from the fact that Qatar has granted the US rights to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, the construction cost for which was borne by Qatar.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jul 14th, 2013 at 10:04:24 AM EST
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