Earlier this month, the French government hosted in Paris a ministerial level meeting to make any significant progress on the crisis in Libya,
Attending, apart from the French, were representatives from Egypt, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain Turkey UAE, UK and the USA as well as UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler.
While the US is involved in the conflict in both Libya and Syria, USA is searching now for a permanent resolution for the libyan crisis specially, by inviting the Saudi Arabia to take a major role to solve the Libyan crisis and pull back the role of Qatar and Emirates in this country.
The American aim came parallel to the USA President’s position. American medias outlined that Barack Obama still believes that his greatest foreign policy mistake was the military intervention by the US in the Libyan conflict as a part of the “international coalition”
So, is Qatar ready to Withdraw from Libya and Syria?
According the Russian Journal “New Eastern Outlook“, Qatar should dramatically strengthen the US aggression in the Middle East, whatever in Libya, Syria or Iraq in order to strike on the interests of Russia and Iran – the main gas competitors of the emirate.
In an article titled “Libya: between the USA, Qatar and Saudi Arabia” which was published in June, The Russian Journal accused Qatar of getting everyone for money, both in the Arab world and in the West.
“Qatari visitors are now actively flirting with Moscow, hoping to buy time for its multi-billion promises to wait for Hillary Clinton in the White House, and then go on the attack on Moscow gas positions in the EU and Turkey through the overthrow of the legitimate government in Damascus”, outlined the article on the Qatari role in the war in Syria.
For Mike Whitney, the political writer in Global research, the war in Syria began in 2009 not in 2011 , when Assad rejected a Qatari plan to transport gas from Qatar to the EU via Syria, saying the war in Syria is a “Pipeline war”, and Qatar will not Withdraw without achieve its plan.
“The $10 billion, 1,500km pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey would have linked Qatar directly to European energy markets via distribution terminals in Turkey”, added Whitney in his article.
According to his analysis, the Qatar/Turkey pipeline would have given the Sunni Kingdoms of the Gulf decisive domination of world natural gas markets and strengthen Qatar, America’s closest ally in the Arab world.
It is noteworthy that the US always wants to install a puppet regime in Damascus so it can secure pipeline corridors in the East, oversee the transport of vital energy reserves from Qatar to the EU, and make sure that those reserves continue to be denominated in US Dollars that are recycled into US Treasuries and US financial assets. This is the basic recipe for maintaining US dominance in the Middle East.
Therefore, this analysis explains the American’s support for Qatar, Saudi Arabia plans towards Syria, because without removing Bashar al-Assad, the Qataris cannot seriously oust Gazprom in Europe.
In 2009, Assad announced that he would refuse to sign the agreement to allow the pipeline to run through Syria “to protect the interests of his Russian ally.”