Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, moved to block sales of arms to the GCC countries, until there is resolution on the Qatar crisis. Already the Senate has approved 500 million dollars of arms shipments to the Saudi Arabia. The Qatar crisis has the potential to escalate once the 10 days expires on the 13 demand letter on Friday. Numerous commentaries on the crisis have appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post, showing a deep understanding of the problems in the region.
NYT, OpEd, Joost Hiltermann Qatar Punched above its Weight. Now it is paying the price.
Perhaps the song should be “What’s terrorism got to do with this?” music by Tina Turner.