Qatar said to have prosecuted five men on U.S. terrorism list

Cavusoglu, who visited Qatar and Kuwait to try to push diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis, said on Thursday he intends to travel to Saudi Arabia on Friday for talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz about the crisis. The U.S. airbase as a political tool is pressing the government on supporting extremism.

According to Otaiba, in Qatar the USA airbase has given cover for the country's government to support instability unabated in the Middle East.

The US President's visit to Riyadh last month may have emboldened Saudi Arabia to move against Qatar, analysts say. It hosts a number of American university campuses and a vast USA military base that is critical to counterterrorism operations in Iraq and Syria. It hosts the USA military air base Al-Udeid which is of key importance to the American military presence in the Gulf region itself and further afar.

On June 11, six days after the decision, Saudi Arabia issued a royal order to take into consideration the humanitarian situation of mixed families [Saudi-Qatar], then the UAE and Bahrain followed its foot-steps. "Most countries in Africa have ties with Qatar and not many of them have strong feelings against it". "We believe that this agreement will propel Qatar's ability to provide for its own security while also reducing the burden placed upon the United States military in conducting operations against violent extremism".

The U.S. envoy to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, retweeted on Monday a message from October in which she praised the U.S. partnership with Qatar, citing "real progress to counter terrorist financing".

Tillerson and Mattis need to continue to make it abundantly clear: when USA interests are at stake, we will consult with allies, but only the United States will decide.

In his 2011 book "On China", former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger mentions the ancient Chinese strategy game that emphasizes encircling the opponent, and creating natural attrition or attrition by intervention therewith.

After an initial run on grocery stores by nervous residents, Qatar has organized dairy shipments from Turkey while Shiite power Iran also has begun shipping in food. One is accused of providing funds to Iran-based al-Qaeda operatives from 2009 to 2012. Qatar is also bringing charges against two more people included on both the United States and Saudi alliance lists, they said.

Earlier the Defence Secretary General Jim Mattis had discussed the battle against the Islamic State with the Qatar Defense Minister Khalid Al- Attiyah.

Four of the five men prosecuted in Qatar have allegedly moved cash for al-Qaeda since the early 2000s, according to United States and United Nations statements.

At the moment the Saudis and Emiratis are compiling a list of demands for Qatar to meet as a condition for lifting the economic and diplomatic boycott.