(Telegraph) How Qatar is funding the rise of Islamist extremists

Barely three years after Britain helped to free Libya from Col Gaddafi’s tyranny, anti-Western radicals hold sway. How could Britain’s goal of a stable and friendly Libya have been thwarted so completely?

Step forward a fabulously wealthy Gulf state that owns an array of London landmarks and claims to be one of our best friends in the Middle East.

Qatar, the owner of Harrods, has dispatched cargo planes laden with weapons to the victorious Islamist coalition, styling itself “Libya Dawn”.

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4 comments on “(Telegraph) How Qatar is funding the rise of Islamist extremists

  1. bettcee says:

    Qatar is not the only country sending arms to terrorists. The United States Congress has just naively passed the McKeon Amendment and is sending arms and support to the Syrian Rebels who are fighting Assad in the unfounded belief that they will also fight ISIL.
    Maybe we should quit pointing fingers and examine the actions of our country because we seem to be doing the same thing over and over again with the same result.
    If my memory is correct our country demanded a regime change in Afghanistan and after that the Taliban came back to fight there.
    Our country demanded a regime change in Libya and the result worked to the advantage of the Terrorists.
    Our President demanded a regime change in IRAQ deposed an elected Prime Minister, and the result worked to the advantage of the Sunni Islamic State Terrorists.
    Our President demands a regime change in Syria and the result is the emergence of The Sunni Islamist State Terrorists in Syria and IRAQ
    I can’t remember a time in the past when a president demanded that other countries change their regime. Ronald Reagan said “Tear down this wall Mr. Breshnev” and he got much better results than he would have if he had demanded a regime change from Russia.

  2. Capt. Father Warren says:

    Right on all counts.

  3. wvanglican says:

    Actually it was “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”. Leonid Brezhnev was long dead.

  4. bettcee says:

    wvanglican: Thanks for correcting me, I knew I should have looked that up.