Hidden Hand: Anti-Saudi Senate Resolution Backs Qatar
For a month now, we’ve heard that Trump is a Saudi stooge for
1. Refusing to pull out of the Saudi campaign against Iran in Yemen, giving Iran a win.
2. Refusing to sanction the Saudis for allegedly killing Jamal Khashoggi, a Muslim Brotherhood terror propagandist and old pal of Osama bin Laden
Now the big Senate resolution against MBS has huffed into port and if you look at the fine print, it’s got a Q in it.
The “bipartisan” Senate resolution by Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Todd Young, Dianne Feinstein, Ed Markey, and Chris Coons not only expresses opposition to the campaign against Iran (without ever mentioning Iran), but also backs Qatar, coming out against the boycott of the terror state which backs the Muslim Brotherhood, and multiple Islamic terror groups.
After all the shrieks of “Saudi stooge”, Qatar’s stooges stand revealed.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the Senate’s “bipartisan” foreign policy weren’t determined by the Muslim Brotherhood?
Here’s a reminder that Lindsay Graham 2.0 has the same foreign policy as 1.0.
During their whirlwind tour of Cairo Tuesday, two top GOP senators held the most extensive meeting to date between U.S. officials and senior officials in the embattled Muslim Brotherhood, whose supporters are fighting in the streets to overturn last month’s military takeover of Egypt.
McCain and Graham also believe the removal and imprisonment of Morsi and several other Muslim Brotherhood leaders was a military coup, one that could mandate a cutoff of $1.3 billion of U.S. military aid to Egypt. The Obama administration has avoided saying whether or not they believe there was a coup in Egypt.
The senators were not in Egypt at the behest of the Obama administration; they decided to go on their own but did receive the “blessing” of the White House, McCain said. Despite being two of the administration’s fiercest critics on foreign policy for years, they have found themselves cooperating with President Obama more in recent weeks and were granted a rare two-hour meeting with Obama last month to discuss Egypt, Syria, and other foreign-policy issues.
McCain and Graham happen to be in Cairo at the same time as Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, who was working toward the same goal of bridging the gap between the Muslim Brotherhood and the new government. Burns is working in tandem with Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and EU envoy Bernardo Leon.
The coup is coming from inside the house.