Brookings is a Left-wing infected swarm of mosquitos that inhabits the infected swamp of the nations capital.
The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg ‘fesses up to having witnessed a loathesome event last week:
a two-cheeked kiss, in public, between Qatar’s second-most powerful man, the prime minister (and foreign minister), Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani (photo above), and Haim Saban, the Israeli-American billionaire who funds, among other things, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.
The kiss took place at a Brookings dinner last week in Washington that was convened to pay homage to Al Thani for his support — because, yes, in addition to pledging $400 million to Hamas, Qatar also supports Brookings, one of Washington’s premier research groups.
… And as the kiss on Saban’s two cheeks suggests, Qatar sees nothing incongruous about maintaining open contacts with Israelis while funding an organization whose declared goal is killing Israelis.
Much, much worse, neither do Israelis/Brookings.
Goldberg goes on to thumbnail a few of the poisonous little despotism’s noxious features: in addition to supporting Hamas, it also supports the Muslim Brotherhood and “possibly some of Syria’s jihadist rebel groups.” (“Possibly”?) It created Al Jazeera, Al Gore’s fave, and it also “may be the biggest exploiter of guest workers in the world.” Oh yes, since 2002, Qatar also hosts an immense American presence — the forward position of CENTCOM (thank you, GWB.)