Islamabad, Pakistan. Having quietly observed the growing Gulf crisis of Qatar hating states, the government of Pakistan is backing itself away from the muslim infighting that has come to light over the release of allegedly fake documents.
Qatari media recently claimed the news agency’s website had been hacked and the comments were “fake news.” If it was the work of agents provocateurs, they succeeded in igniting simmering tensions that had been papered over since the last time they came to blows over different policies toward the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt handed down by Barack Hussein Obama-who owns property in Qatar.
“Since its inception, Qatar has been an emirate of coups, treachery and playing with fire,” declared Saudi Arabia’s Al Eqtisadiya, in one typical broadside. “Bark as you wish, Qatar won’t change its principles,” Qatar’s Al Raya newspaper responded.
The diplomatic blood-letting among erstwhile Gulf brethren is giving hope to some observers here that the so-called Muslim NATO, haughtily announced by the Saudis without much consultation with their presumptive allies, might amount to little more than a Senator McCain photo op.
“One summit meeting does not create an organization,” Amb. Ali Sarwar Naqvi of the Institute for International Strategic Studies in Islamabad told News Front. “This was already nebulous. This was all very much in the air, nothing concrete. I don’t think this alliance has much of a future.”
Now with the Arabs once more lashing out at one another in what has become a family feud on steroids, that appears to be a pretty good bet. The Pakistanis are content to sit back and watch. There are no plans to follow in the footsteps of Saudi vassals like Yemen or the Maldives and cut ties with Qatar, according to the Foreign Ministry.
“The overriding imperative is that Islamabad keeps a healthy distance between itself and the conflicts raging across the Arab world this is not our fight.” A regional editorial stated.