And it now looks like Jared could be isolating Qatar.
And Kushner, acting as a deep state Secretary of State, is frustrating Tillerson!
But yesterday’s findings by the Henry Jackson Society said Saudi Arabia was top of the list of countries in the Gulf providing financial support to mosques and Islamic educational institutions linked to extremist preachers and the spread of hate material. It says Saudi individuals and foundations have been heavily involved in spreading an “illiberal, bigoted Wahhabi ideology”.
What’s astonishing is how for a month Donald Trump has danced to the tune of the Saudis and their Middle Eastern allies to isolate Qatar as the villain of the piece. On 9 June the US President stood in the Rose Garden at the White House and called out Qatar saying the tiny Gulf state had “historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level”.
...One shocking claim which emerged this week was that the Rose Garden attack on Qatar actually came from the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Washington, a close friend of the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
...“Tillerson’s aides, I was told, were convinced that the true author of Trump’s statement was the UAE ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, a close friend of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Rex put two and two together ... and concluded that this absolutely vacuous kid was running a second foreign policy out of the White House family quarters. Otaiba weighed in with Jared and Jared weighed in with Trump. What a mess.”
“Rex is just exhausted. He can’t get any of his appointments approved and is running around the world cleaning up after a President whose primary foreign policy adviser is a 36-year-old amateur.”
Saudi Arabia has played Donald Trump like a fiddle https://t.co/bj8dVKkSRg— The Independent (@Independent) 8 July 2017