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Old 7th Jun 2017, 09:55
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And now attacks in Tehran:-
Iran's parliament and Khomeini mausoleum attacked by gunmen - BBC News
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 09:57
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Originally Posted by gearlever View Post
Maybe bouncing along to Saudi sword dance wasn't very wise....
That was a hugh boost for the Saudi ego.....

Expatriates residing in Qatar and in possession of a Qatari residence visa will also not be eligible for visa on arrival in the UAE, Etihad spokesman said in an email.
What a mess..... popcorn I need more popcorn
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 10:07
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Typical Middle East , take it out on everybody.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 11:58
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Originally Posted by Desert snake View Post
Egypt source...... There are enough US and Turkish troops in the country. Looks for me like they try add fuel to the flames.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 14:33
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If it is true that the Iranian military is guarding the Emir, obviously a coup is much closer to reality.
Obviously the Emiri Guard could not be trusted which the job.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 14:42
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Originally Posted by IBE8720 View Post
If it is true that the Iranian military is guarding the Emir, obviously a coup is much closer to reality.
Obviously the Emiri Guard could not be trusted which the job.
Yepp, but Iranian revolutionary guards in the backyard of 10 K US troops? Can't imagine that this is possible.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 15:45
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Historically EK and QR had a "gentleman's agreement" in which pilots could not leave one company for the other. In my view that new situation may be beneficial for EK Boeing guys tired of the lack of leave and very heavy rosters.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 15:58
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24 Hour Ultimatum! Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar to submit to list of demands or face war

https://theduran.com/24-hour-ultimat...else-face-war/
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 16:40
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Originally Posted by Tasmanian View Post
24 Hour Ultimatum! Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar to submit to list of demands or face war

https://theduran.com/24-hour-ultimat...else-face-war/
Turkey to fast-track troop deployment in Qatar | Qatar News | Al Jazeera

Holy sh.......
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 16:46
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Originally Posted by Tasmanian View Post
24 Hour Ultimatum! Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar to submit to list of demands or face war

https://theduran.com/24-hour-ultimat...else-face-war/
Well I'm sure I'm not the only one praying to every God there possibly could be that this is fake news. The region would not survive this. It also seems to be moving waayyy too quickly over something that really requires nothing more than a stern telling off and a promise not to do that again.

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Old 7th Jun 2017, 16:59
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Things have escalated quickly

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/w...mausoleum.html

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Old 7th Jun 2017, 17:03
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Originally Posted by Cloud Bunny View Post
Well I'm sure I'm not the only one praying to every God there possibly could be that this is fake news. The region would not survive this. It also seems to be moving waayyy to quickly over something that really requires nothing more than a stern telling off and a promise not to do that again.
I certainly hope that this are fake news. But it seems that the whole mess escalates very quickly.
Turkey to fast-track troop deployment in Qatar | Qatar News | Al Jazeera

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Old 7th Jun 2017, 17:06
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Yeah but numerous stern telling offs haven't worked in the past. And now the Saudis are all pumped up since they started a military confrontation with Yemen. They are in fighting mode and want to take care of all their problems at once.

If the Saudis believe that Qatar's help or at least their less than complete hostile attitude toward Iran is in some way helping the Houthis in Yemen then as part of their plan in Yemen they might well want the Qatari's to quit their independent foreign policy immediately​. Therefore, attacking Qatar could well be part of the overall Yemen policy.

If Trump has green lighted this the Americans aren't going to do anything, they'll just sit and watch from their air base.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 19:15
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Qatar crisis: Turkish parliament approves troop deployment | Middle East Eye

I really must watch Lawrence of Arabia again, I can't remember the outcome
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 19:58
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
Qatar crisis: Turkish parliament approves troop deployment | Middle East Eye

I really must watch Lawrence of Arabia again, I can't remember the outcome
I believe it was something like "the Saudis cut the water supply and we need the english engineers"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhBIPZCVj84
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 20:00
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
I really must watch Lawrence of Arabia again, I can't remember the outcome
He crashed his motorbike in Dorset
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 23:06
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I take back what I said the other day. This wont be over in a few days, time to evacuate the wife and kids.

The mother in law can stay though.
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 04:21
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Originally Posted by ironbutt57 View Post
nobody is going to attack anybody....
So the Saudis are at the border. Meanwhile 10000 trigger happy US troops, freshly terrorized Iranian republican guard and now wannabe dictator Erdogans Turkish Army will all share a plot of land of just 4000 square miles.

Not so cocksure now, eh Iron Butt

Your Mr Trump has done an incredible job with the Middle East
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 11:34
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Originally Posted by Yousaidit View Post
So the Saudis are at the border. Meanwhile 10000 trigger happy US troops, freshly terrorized Iranian republican guard and now wannabe dictator Erdogans Turkish Army will all share a plot of land of just 4000 square miles.

Not so cocksure now, eh Iron Butt

Your Mr Trump has done an incredible job with the Middle East
This has nothing to do with Trump etc...This has been simmering for years. If you have lived in the ME for more than 4 or 5 years you would know this.

Ironbutt57 is spot on.
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 11:44
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Originally Posted by ironbutt57 View Post
luvlyjubbly is on many forums blaming Trump for everything from arab spring to the hiroshima bombing
Think he/she may be back as "Yousaidit" ... one post
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