qatar proved to be the best supporting actor for us in arabian gulf
The FIFA World Cup is the Ursa Major of global sporting extravaganzas, deserving of Cecil B. DeMille’s genius for motion pictures.
Despite the significant logistical difficulties, Qatar managed to coordinate the many moving pieces of the competition with the same mastery as Arturo Toscanini directing an orchestra.
Timmy T. Davis, the ambassador of the United States to Qatar, and Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the ambassador of Qatar to the United States, are both model diplomats:
Affable, knowledgeable, open-minded, undisputed, dapper, and always polite. The British definition of an ambassador, “An honest man sent to deceive abroad for the commonwealth,” is refuted by them.
If there were Oscars for world affairs, Qatar would take home the prize for the Arabian Gulf’s best supporting performance for the United States.
On March 10, President Joe Biden bestowed upon Qatar the distinction of being a significant non-NATO partner of the United States.
The biggest American military installation in the Middle East is located in Qatar.
The United States Central Command and United States Air Force Central Command headquarters are located at the Al Udeid Air Base in west Doha. The base’s importance for national security cannot be emphasized.
The terrorist Houthis, an agent of Iran’s extreme Shiite Ayatollahs, have found refuge in Yemen, a failed state torn apart by civil war.
Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism, is reluctant to give up its dangerous nuclear aspirations. It has developed into a dangerous regional hegemon with power over Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq on the political and military fronts.
The economy of the United States and the global oil market are both dependent on the Arabian Gulf, notably the Strait of Hormuz.
In fact, in his 1980 State of the Union address, President Jimmy Carter issued the following warning:
“Let our role be absolutely clear: An endeavor by any external force to seize power in the Persian Gulf region will be considered as an invasion on the essential interests of the United States of America, and such an invasion will be pushed away by any means necessary, including military force.”
Qatar, unlike some of its neighbors, has not been a sporadic ally. After the Taliban seized Kabul in 2021, it was one of the first to help the United States evacuate tens of people from the country.
55,000 individuals were airlifted out of the nation, or approximately 50% of the total removed by the U.S.-led troops, using Qatar as a major entry point.
It carried out independent rescue operations with a small number of soldiers and military planes.
On November 12, 2021, Qatar consented to represent the United States as the “protective power” in Afghanistan for a government that Biden did not recognize.
Qatar left OPEC to concentrate on natural gas. Energy Minister Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said, “Qatar would not rejoin OPEC since trying to influence global oil prices doesn’t fit with its policy.
Al Jazeera Network is present in Qatar, a region infamous for restriction and the killing or torture of dissenters. A slew of prestigious accolades have been given to Al Jazeera.
For the sixth time running, Al Jazeera English won Broadcaster of the Year at the 2022 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards. With an anticipated 50 million viewers, it competes with the BBC in terms of global audiences.
The various tyrants in the Middle East fear Al Jazeera. For providing accurate reporting, its journalists in Egypt have been imprisoned for several years. Al Jazeera’s broadcast offices have been shut down in Tunisia.
The United States and Qatar have a common religion. We both follow the Book and think that God exists. Both synagogues and churches are legal in Doha.
Qatar is against extreme Islam. It actively participates in all working groups to defeat ISIS as well as the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.
More than ten government entities are represented on its interagency National Counterterrorism Committee. The NCTC develops Qatar’s counterterrorism strategy, guaranteeing interagency collaboration, carrying out Qatar’s CT-related commitments under international agreements, and taking part in global counterterrorism conferences.
To prevent the appropriation of charitable giving to support terrorism, Qatar restricts the international activities of Qatari charities and mandates that all such activity be undertaken through one of four recognised charities.
As a result, fleas have been exaggerated into elephants in the media’s coverage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The migrants deliberately left their native countries for Qatar’s greener and friendlier lands.
Recruitment companies in the workers’ native countries bear a disproportionate amount of the blame for any fraud or exploitation that has occurred.
Since there are nine times as many migrants as Qataris, it is impossible to fully implement the country’s ethical and humane standards on migrant employment.
But similarly, regulations meant to safeguard migrant labor are often broken in highly developed nations like the United States.
They wouldn’t be queuing up eagerly for admittance if the treatment of Qatar’s migrant workers were as bad as some media reports imply.
Like many cultures, Qatar discourages open expressions of LGBT passion or inclination. FIFA was aware of this when it selected Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup.
Participants are aware that openly displaying their LGBT identity may result in legal repercussions. When in Rome, it is customary for visitors from other countries to treat the locals how they would like to be treated.
As Achilles depended on Patroclus in the Trojan War, the United States would be wise to base its Middle East policy on Qatar.