Qatar lifts blockade, defeats Mohammad Bin Salman,
Qatar has traditionally been a first-class US ally in Middle East politics. Although the conspiracy theory was not taken into account, the period of the siege of Qatar in the Saudi zone was very important.
Trump’s glamor in Middle East politics is not stopping. The three-year blockade imposed by the Saudi bloc on Qatar has ended. The blockade was led by outgoing US President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Initially, Trump made statements and tweeted in support of the blockade. But that Trump is the hero of ending the blockade again.
The course of Middle Eastern politics is changing like a monsoon. The burden of responsibility. And with this change in the monsoon winds, the treasury of the West became healthy. However, the lifting of the blockade has definitely damaged the acceptance of the Saudi bloc, especially Bin Salman. The lifting of the blockade will go down in history as Bin Salman’s first political defeat.
June 7, 2017. On a summer morning, Qataris woke up to the news of the Saudi-Emirati blockade. The total number of conditions for ending the blockade was 13. The main conditions were to seal the door on Al-Jazeera, one of the world’s leading media outlets, to sever bilateral ties with Iran, and to deny the Muslim Brotherhood financial support and political asylum. But the most worrying condition was the closure of the Turkish military base in Doha. Under the terms, there were threats to occupy Qatar by launching a surprise attack on the Saudi belt. Apparently, Qatar did not accept any of the conditions. Rather, it has followed the same path, rallying opponents of the Saudi bloc and increasing the strength of its own bloc by drawing on Turkey, Tunisia, Malaysia, and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan.
Qatar has traditionally been a first-class US ally in Middle East politics. Although the conspiracy theory was not taken into account, the period of the siege of Qatar in the Saudi zone was very important. First, the blockade came just months after Trump came to power. Second, on June 5, 2017, when the Saudi bloc announced the blockade of Qatar, six months later, on December 6, Trump announced the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. With this declaration, the Americans basically handed over Jerusalem to Israel. Trump single-handedly handed over Jerusalem to Israel, overriding all agreements on a two-state system, the Arab League-approved 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, and the Palestinians’ independent survival.
Many believe that the US used the Saudi bloc to blockade Qatar and use the civil war in Syria and Libya to divert public attention and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. But the Arabs fought for Jerusalem for almost six decades. For the last one hundred years, such a complicated game of Middle Eastern politics has been going on. Smoke billows from one place to another.
However, the blockade will not be the same for the “Muslim world” Saudi zone, including the previous and subsequent Middle East. The acceptability and strength of the Saudi-UAE belt will be called into question. Particularly in Yemen, Libya, Syria, Sudan, and Eritrea, the Saudi-Emirati bloc is fighting for its financial support, and those who have built their future around bin Salman will be more concerned. The lifting of the blockade could bring about a number of changes in Middle East politics.