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    Touche.

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    So, these other Gulf Countries want Qatar to close award winning and highly respected news channel Al Jazeera.

    This will greatly annoy onlooking Western Powers.
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    Huge difference between AJA and AJE.

    You can still find some of their worst moments on Youtube like calling for the genocide of Alawites and their mufti making a case for suicide bombing, justifying such attacks that happened in Manchester. It has also been a point of conflict between the current Emir and his father so the regime may want it shut anyway. When Britain was threatened, it took measures including severe media censorship. Morally it may have to support allies doing the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philippus Flavius Homovallumus View Post
    So, these other Gulf Countries want Qatar to close award winning and highly respected news channel Al Jazeera.

    This will greatly annoy onlooking Western Powers.
    Except the American President.

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    http://www.newsofbahrain.com/viewNew...=21&MNU=3&SUB=

    I'm confused. Can you dig a channel? Would it be rather a canal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    http://www.newsofbahrain.com/viewNew...=21&MNU=3&SUB=

    I'm confused. Can you dig a channel? Would it be rather a canal?
    I believe you are correct, canal being man-made and channel being natural. Either a bad translation effort or, because it would connect one part of the Persian Gulf with another rather than connecting to different bodies of water, someone thought channel more appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    I believe you are correct, canal being man-made and channel being natural. Either a bad translation effort or, because it would connect one part of the Persian Gulf with another rather than connecting to different bodies of water, someone thought channel more appropriate.
    But the title of the article has "canal" Probably translation issue.
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    Channel and canal share the same word in Arabic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Showtime View Post
    Channel and canal share the same word in Arabic.
    Translation issue as suspected.

    And, as I understand it, the reason that any translation of the Q'uran is not considered fully authentic.
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    I've been thinking about what the conduct of the US is (if any) in the event of a confrontation between its allies if anyone can help me out.

    Recent developments in Somalia and Socotra from a certain country have shown that there is a committed effort to build up a naval power in the Arabian Penninsula. This is supposed to be a response to Iran's naval superiority. I wonder how the US would react in a hypothetical blockade of Qatar's ports, the home of US Al Udeid base? I can see a naval exercise happening at the expense of Qatar.

    Edit: Interesting report right here on US strategic interests in the middle east (which actually deserves it own thread): https://www.joshualandis.com/blog/u-...-by-sam-farah/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Showtime View Post
    Recent developments in Somalia and Socotra from a certain country have shown that there is a committed effort to build up a naval power in the Arabian Penninsula. This is supposed to be a response to Iran's naval superiority. I wonder how the US would react in a hypothetical blockade of Qatar's ports, the home of US Al Udeid base? I can see a naval exercise happening at the expense of Qatar.
    That would all depend on how much money gets funneled into Kushner/Trump business concerns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Showtime View Post
    I wonder how the US would react in a hypothetical blockade of Qatar's ports, the home of US Al Udeid base? I can see a naval exercise happening at the expense of Qatar.
    Or article 5 of NATO statute may be applied:
    https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/gov...s-to-join-nato
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