The Programme broadcast by the Sharjah Satellite Channel, affiliated to the Sharjah Media Corporation, on Thursday evening, presented by journalist Ibrahim Al Midfa, and hosted Dr. Abdullah Al Awadhi, head of the views section at Al-Ittihad newspaper from the studio and the Qatari oppositionist, Khaled Al-Hail, via satellite from London.
The guests highlighted the latest developments of the Gulf crisis revealing what exactly happened in last Friday’s telephone conversation that changed the current scene, which stressed the lack of any intention of political consensus, or seriousness by the Qatari side towards the crisis or towards countries advocating the fight against terrorism.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Awadhi began by saying: "We were very pleased with that call between the Saudi Crown Prince and the Emir of Qatar, and we saw that it might hold a compromise, but it did not last more than an hour, a span that indicates uncalculated political maneuver by the Qatari Regime clearly suggesting floundering in Doha decision-making corridors.”
He added: "The statements broadcast by Qatar News Agency expressed the disregard of the Qatari Regime of the Kuwait mediation and the person of Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who considered that the telephone call came in response to the demands of the U.S. administration and its President Donald Trump, throwing across the wall the mediation of Kuwait aiming to repair fences and unite the single Gulf house under one umbrella”. This, he said, showed Doha Regime’s bad faith and intention to thwart any plan to sit and find a way out.
Al-Awadhi pointed out that the confused and blurred Qatari policy was manifested through this act, and the direct statements indicate the extent of confusion and perplexity of the political decision in the internal corridors of the Qatari government, describing it as a policy that does not have its own options, in reference to the presence of hidden internal hands leading the scene and working to falsify the facts, pointing out at the same time to external interventions that are at the helm of the media machine, referring to the Muslim Brotherhood, and its obvious influence.
"Qatar is besieging itself, and no country seeking a solution and having the intention to reach it can continue with this intransigence. By its actions, Qatar unveils an internal political turmoil that is working day after day to make things worse. Certainly, the news broadcast by Qatar News Agency is incorrect and baseless; I do not think it was hacked. It has become clear for the near and the far that Doha has adopted a series of aimless and unguided policy that explains the severity of the crisis on Qatar as a result of Doha’s hesitation and lack of clarity of vision”, Al Awadhi explained.
With regards to the existence of political divisions in the Qatari internal affairs, Al-Awadhi explained that every crisis creates divisions, and Qatar is no exception. The issue is not only about government divisions, but it is also expanded to reach the street and the people. He added that Qatar is harmed by its intransigence. He went on to say: "Qatar is betting on time element, and fears its exhaustion ", pointing to economic reports that indicate a clear decline in the internal economic reality of the state, which has negative impact on both the market and the people at the same time.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Awadhi expressed his confidence that Qatar can not resolve the crisis with its obstinacy, stressing that it is moving towards a state of intransigence and bigotry in positions, and this does not bring a solution. He also pointed at the same time that the most serious issue facing Qatar is its dependence on terrorist thought, saying that Doha should have fought this thought not rendered it support.
For his part, the political oppositionist Khaled Al-Hail talked about the history of the ‘Hamdeen’, reviewing this organisation’s political plan since 1989, describing it as controller of the joint devices of the state and its policies, and a breeder to its own pressure groups, not to mention its building of a propaganda media machine - Al Jazeera broadcaster - to pass its policies through which it managed to communicate its plans.
He pointed out that the Al Hamdeen has caused a lot of problems to the Gulf countries since the foundation of the Gulf Cooperation Council until now, pointing out that these problems contributed to the defamation of Qatar and its alienation from the Arab family, and from its Gulf incubator to those of other geopolitical ones, in reference to Iran and Turkey.
"I do not think Tamim will sit down with the leaders of the Gulf at the same negotiating table," he said, adding that the Qatari Regime has lost confidence internally and externally. The Qatari people are losing hope in the wisdom of the Regime and its abuility to restore things to normal with the GCC countries. It is unlikely for the Regime to reach a solution for this crisis, especially as what happened last Friday severed the situation more.
He dismissed the possibility of a civil disobedience in Qatar and the Regime’s use of the external intervention paper, but suggested changing the Qatari Regime, saying: "We do not seek to change the rule of Al-Thani, but rather to reform it by putting the right person in the right place, and if Tamim bin Hamad wants to rule the state, he should take measures to protect the interests of citizens and not those of the Hamdeen.”
Regarding the possibility of political division in Qatar, Al Heil explained that this issue is still in its very beginning elaborating that the few coming months will witness many changes. "I do not think the politicians in Qatar will accept this policy, so we have developed a programme to defame the Qatari Regime and to guide the Qatari public opinion to radical solutions for the public interest and not to the interest of the Hamdeen."
Al-Hail stressed that the Qatari opposition represents the other voice of the Qatari people, who have not been granted the right to express their opinion within the State of Qatar. He said that the Regime, which claims to be the voice of opinion and counter opinion, has not given its people a platform adding that at the end, the opposition will look for their rights of free expression and make platforms to be the other voice of the Qatari people.
With regard to the Qatari opposition conference in London, Al Hail pointed out that the conference seeks to clarify a lot of issues related to the Qatari crisis, noting that it aims to uncover the Qatari Regime and explain the nature of its stance and what is happening to it internationally, describing it as the nucleus of change for the Qatari people .
The fifty – minute programme, which is broadcast at 10 pm every Thursday on Sharjah channel, reveals suspicious files, facts and evidence displayed for the first time on the mechanisms used by countries supporting terrorism to provide support to terrorist organisations and extremists around the world, through which these terrorist organisations can launch terrorist operations to kill innocents and scare those living in security and safey.