For some inexplicable reason, the Trump administration last month took a hard line stance against the nation of Qatar and pushed for a Saudi Arabia-led blockade of the tiny Persian Gulf country for its alleged “financial support of terrorism.” Qatar strongly denied the allegation, but Trump was more than willing to go along with the blockade.
Qatar is the site of the United States’ biggest military base in the region and the launching point of numerous U.S. Air Force bombing missions, but because of Kushner push, Qatar is currently the target of a political boycott and blockade in the Middle East, putting the US at risk of losing its airbase in Qatar.
Now, a new report from The Intercept has shed some light on the potential reason behind the move against the small country. The report suggests that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner might have an extra incentive to push for a tough stance against Qatar after Qatari investors denied his request for a half-billion dollar bailout.
Citing confidential sources, The Intercept revealed that Kushner and his family for the past two years have been negotiating with Qatari investor Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani to secure a $500 million investment to help shore up finances on their troubled property at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City.
As reported by The Intercept:
“Trump himself has unsuccessfully sought financing in recent years from the Qataris, but it is difficult to overstate just how important to Kushner the investment at 666 Fifth Avenue is for him, his company, and his family’s legacy in real estate. Without some outside intervention or unforeseen turnaround in the market, the investment could become an embarrassing half-billion dollar loss.”
The publication also points to reports indicating that Kushner has “played a key behind-the-scenes role in hardening the U.S. posture” toward Qatar, although no direct link between America policy toward the Qatar and the troubled state of the Kushner family’s troubled real estate investment has been confirmed yet.
The Kushner family earlier this year was caught on camera using their connections to Jared Kushner to entice Chinese investors to put money into Kushner properties, and the family even dangled the possibility of obtaining EB-5 visas in exchange for their investments.
There you have it. The Trump gang and their reckless criminal behavior are a clear and present danger to the U.S. and the world.