Gulf crisis: Boris, London and the Qatari billions

Boris Johnson has urged Qatar to crack down on supporting extremists. He walks a fine line with a country that has ploughed billions into the UK

[Editor’s note: Boris Johnson is a Zionist asset, he always has been. I wrote about my concerns regarding Boris in an article on the British election shambles a few days ago:

However, should May resign, we are them faced with the most unpleasant prospect of a Tory leadership campaign where the likely candidates are a ‘hive of scum and villainy’ to quote Star Wars. David Davies, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Amber Rudd are all likely to throw their hat into the ring, but most concerning of all would be the spectre of Boris Johnson, a Hungarian Jew who has always been a Zionist asset and may well have been the stalking horse throughout the last two years of British politics. The resignation of David Cameron post-BREXIT referendum failure and the current incompetent fiasco that is Theresa May’s election strategy may all have been engineered to lay the way for Boris to become both Tory leader and Prime Minister.

The prospect of Boris incumbent in number 10 should fill any informed Briton’s heart with dread, not least because it has long been my strong suspicion that they have been preparing Boris as their next war leader for many years. Boris idolises Winston Churchill and sees himself very much in the Churchillian mode – a man who delights in using florid language to rouse the rabble to new levels of belligerence. Churchill’s most effective use (in a long political career strewn with incompetence and failure) was to make speeches that roused the ire of the British during WW2, persuading us that it was quite reasonable to bomb the German civilian population and kill a couple of million of them because they dared to bomb London and Coventry*.

Boris’s best use would be to emulate his idol and make a series of rabble rousing speeches that persuaded the British public to support yet another war, most likely in the Middle East or perhaps Libya, or maybe a return to Afghanistan, or worst of all, to join our US and Saudi allies in an invasion of Iran. I am far from alone in suspecting it is only a matter of time before the US and Britain once again start a war at the behest of their Zionist, Israeli and Saudi masters. Trump is already in place in the US as a puppet who would gladly start a war, Boris being installed in Britain would be the logical next step, hence I have recognised Johnson as a stalking horse for quite some time.

Compounding this Zionist influence over Britain’s Foreign Secretary is the fact that Britain is very closely allied to Saudi Arabia, not just because we were the ones who installed them on their throne a century ago, but because Saudi oil money props up the British economy, not least in the form of multi-billion pound arms deals.

Therefore the anti-Qatar rhetoric issuing from the orifice of Johnson should surprise no-one, it is fully in keeping with the false narrative that Qatar is the root of all Islamic terror that the Saudis are currently promulgating in a most cynical attempt to deflect the blame from themselves. Ian]

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Gulf crisis: Boris, London and the Qatari billions

The UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson has called for Qatar to do more to clamp down on extremism, in what is being seen as the UK’s first major intervention in the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

The call came alongside a plea for Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies to ease their blockade on Qatar, as Johnson sought to strike an finely balanced note, urging all sides to step back from escalation and confrontation.

Johnson was speaking after meeting Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, on Monday. The UK foreign secretary, said: “Qatar is a partner of the UK in the fight against terrorism, but they urgently need to do more to address support for extremist groups, building on the steps they have already taken to tackling funding to those groups.”

The statement might have shocked the Qatari minister. The meeting took place in London, a city awash with Qatari investments that symbolise the two countries’ extremely close ties.

Qatar, which by capita is the richest nation on earth, has invested more than £40bn in the UK, much of it in London and much of it during Johnson’s eight year tenure as mayor, which saw him travel to the Gulf state to drum up business and even despatch London’s fire bridge to the country to help prepare local staff for the 2022 World Cup.

The country now owns, via its Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), more than three times as much property in the British capital than the Queen and recently pledged a further £5bn investment package to boost what has been called its “Monopoly board of trophy assets”.

These investments in the UK, from a nation that “needs to do more to address support for extremists groups”, include stakes in the Shard, Harrods, Canary Wharf and dozens of high-end properties.

The Shard

The Shard at London Bridge was constructed with Qatari investment

Western Europe’s tallest building was 95 per cent financed by the QIA, the gas-rich Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund. The 72-storey building cost an estimated £1.2bn to build.

Claridges, The Berkeley and The Connaught

The billionaire Barclay brothers sold these three high-end London hotels to the QIA in April 2015 for a reported £1.6bn.

Canary Wharf

The Canary Wharf Complex, including the famous One Canada Square tower, was purchased by the QIA in January 2015 for more than £2.5bn. The complex also includes the HSBC Tower, the joint fourth largest building in the UK. Qatar doesn’t own HSBC, but it does have a large stake in major rival Barclays.

Royal Ascot

The premier racing fixture of the summer has nothing so vulgar as a sponsor, but a Qatari holding company controlled by the state’s royal family became an “official partner” for the Queen’s favourite event in 2014. The company paid an undisclosed fee for the priveldge.

Harrods

Mohammed al-Fayed, the larger-than-life former owner of London’s uber-luxury department store, sold the Mayfair property to the QIA in 2010 for a reported £1.5bn.

FTSE 100 firms

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund also has major stakes in supermarket Sainsbury’s, the London Stock Exchange Barclays, Heathrow Airport and British Airways owner IAG. Outside the UK, it also has a significant stake in the VW Group.

Camden Market

Camden Market in north London is 20 per cent owned by Qatar

Qatar’s QIA bought a 20 per cent stake in Camden Market in 2008, Boris Johnson’s first year as Mayor of London, for a reported £80m. That figure has since been disputed.

The Olympic Village

A branch of the QIA bought the Olympic Village for £557m after the 2012 London Olympics. It is building 2,800 homes on the site, and is likely to make a total profit of around £1bn, according to media reports.

Chelsea Barracks

A subsidiary of QIA bought the vast former military site in 2007 from the Ministry of Defence for more than £900m, with plans to build 448 new homes in the west of the British capital. Plans have proved controversial with locals though and there has been significant opposition.

One Hyde Park

One Hyde Park is said to be the most expensive department block in the world

Up to half of what has been described as the “world’s most expensive apartment block” is owned by Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the former Qatari prime minister. He is not thought to be a regular visitor though, and many of the vast flats within the property remain empty most of the year.

Former US embassy building

The QIA used the American embassy’s move to Battersea as an opportunity to snap up the 600-room building in 2009. It was central to the US-UK special relationship throughout the Second World War and saw massive protest during the Vietnam War. The Grade II-listed buiding on Grosvenor Square is set to become a nine-floor, 137-room hotel.

Cornwall Terrace

Westminster Council has rejected plans by Sheikha Moza bint Nasser to knock through three properties on this chic London street. The Qatari royal wants to create a single, 13-bedroom, £200m palace complete with swimming pool, spa, gym, beauty salon, a children’s floor, games rooms and fumoir.

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2 Responses to "Gulf crisis: Boris, London and the Qatari billions"

  1. Khalid Talaat  June 13, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Tha guy Borris concerns me. He always has this expression on his face that says: you have no idea how many times I have been abused and in so many ways. I am going to abuse you all.

  2. Khalid Talaat  June 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    There was consternation when the Japanese bought the Rockefeller Center. However, they can never take back to Japan. Similarly the real estate bought by the Qataris can’t be moved to Qatar. Besides, there is not that much room in Qatar for all that real estate.

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