The American Empire in a Changing World


Thursday, December 20, 2012

''NATO and the Neo-Mujahedeen: Enemies of Yesterday, Friends of Today''

From Mathaba

''One of the rarest occasions when Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani, the current prime minister of Qatar, was seen nervous, was on the 9th of March 2004 in the famous British think-tank Chatham House; when he answered my question about the contradictory presence of both Al Qaida and the US military bases in his country. Hamad denied any presence of any terrorist groups in Qatar, and showed a full engagement of his government in the war against terrorism. I was congratulated for my question by several politicians from the Gulf countries including the current Foreign Minister of Bahrain who was in 2004 Ambassador in London.''

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