The American Empire in a Changing World


Monday, December 3, 2012

''If We Are Serious About Exporting Democracy Then We Must Invade Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Next''

From 'There are no Sunglasses'

''A court in Qatar, which has supported Arab uprisings abroad, jailed a local poet for life on Thursday for criticizing the emir and inciting revolt – a sentence that drew outrage and cries of hypocrisy from human rights groups.

In his verses, Muhammad Ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami praised the Arab Spring revolts that toppled four dictators, often with the help of money and other support from the tiny, energy-rich Gulf state. But he also criticized Qatar’s own absolute monarch and spoke, for example, of “sheikhs playing on their Playstations”.''

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