The events of the Arab Spring and the variables that have happened in Iraq after invading it in 2003, which led to the fall of the dictatorial rulers, caused authoritarian and political vacuum, over which the States whose governments still hold the reins of power in it have competed and thus have turned into powerful States.
Qatar is one of these States that is small but yet have great ambitions and is supported and backed by the United States and Israel. In fact, the Gulf area have become an area where both influence and power between different parties compete, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and the region in turn have changed into a yard for political conflicts. It became clear that the Arab policy in general is based on the special interests of the rulers and never respects the freedom of speech or conscience, especially that what is happening seemingly is quite different from what is hidden between lines.
It is clear that Qatar’s policy aims at strengthening its authority and role in the region at the expense of the Saudi role.
At the same time, the Syrian-Qatari relations became strained over Qatar’s plan to hit Syria in order to get a foothold in the Gulf and then to destroy and divide other countries so that to become a superpower among small fragmented States in the region. Qatar is so far supporting the Syrian armed opposition financially and in the media to expose the role of the Saudi government after dropping Syria. Therefore, the basic question remains: How much and to whom is Qatar paying? The answer is clear: Sheikha Mozah’s association has paid about 200 million dollars to Wahhabi associations as (“Ansar al-Sunnah” in Egypt) and 100 million dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood. Additionally, the Emir of Qatar has built a huge mosque in the name of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab.
Qatar has also implemented a military plan aiming at transferring the U.S. military bases from Saudi Arabia to its territories and by doing so it imposed itself on the Western world as a regional and Arab country. This became a reason to hit Saudi Arabia materially and politically after the kingdom was the place where the Gulf States and other countries agree with each other.
Thus, a new ideology against the ruling family in Saudi Arabia would be promoted between the army and the Saudi people to destabilize and destroy the Saudi State politically and economically, and then Qatar will present itself as a regional country.
At the same time, we see that the situation in Saudi Arabia is not calm as usual, and the so-called the “Saudi stability” is disappearing slowly before our eyes, for the oil-rich eastern Shiite areas are boiling and the sounds of explosions are heard in the areas very close to the capital Riyadh. Additionally, the descendants of the ancient Arab families in the Hijaz and Asir, west of the country, do still remember the role they have played earlier in the life of the Arabian Peninsula, of which they have been deprived in the era of Al-Saud (see the link). Of course, Qatar the small, stable, and rich country, building on the background of the Arab contradictions and divisions, will show off as if playing a regional role in the region.