News broke over the weekend that four countries — Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates — severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations that the country is funding terrorism in an effort to keep the region destabilized. Qatar denies these allegations. However, according to WikiLeaks, US officials have known about Qatar’s ties to groups like ISIS for years.
The email was sent from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to John Podesta. She knew Qatar and Saudi Arabia had been providing financial and logistic support to extremist groups like ISIS, and said the U.S. needed to use “diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets” to put pressure on both countries to cease terrorist-related activities. Nothing in this story should surprise anyone. However, it further highlights how messed up the situation is in the Middle East, and how the US continues to stay the course on its approach to the region — regardless of administration or party.
An email was leaked between Clinton and John Podesta indicating that: “Western intelligence, US intelligence and sources in the region” to accuse Qatar and Saudi Arabia of “providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL [or ISIS] and other radical Sunni groups in the region.”
Hillary Clinton email reveals she knew of Saudi & Qatar government funding for ISIL (ISIS)
(@wikileaks) June 5, 2017
Wealthy officials from Qatar and Saudi Arabia who donated money to Hillary Clinton’s charitable foundation also provided financial support to Isis, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed in November 2016. In an extended interview at the Ecuadorian embassy in London with documentary maker John Pilger for RT, Mr Assange said the same Saudi and Qatari officials could be seen to be supporting both the Clinton Foundation – founded by Mrs Clinton’s husband Bill – and funding the activities of Isis.
Mr Pilger asked if Mr Assange believed that “this notorious jihadist group, called Isil or Isis, is created largely with money from people who are giving money to the Clinton Foundation”
“Yes,” Mr Assange replied.
The media remains silent on all of this. This would be plastered all over the news for months if a President Trump was exposed for this. Ignorant politicians are not the problem. The problem is that ignorant people keep voting for them every election. This is the exact reason we desperately need change in this country, and it starts with Donald Trump.