In 2009, then-Secretary of State Clinton declared in a diplomatic cable that “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”In September 2014, Clinton wrote in an email that “Qatar and Saudi Arabia… are providing clandestine financial and logistical support to ISIL [Daesh] and other radical Sunni groups in the region,” he noted.
“Are we really supposed to believe that the Saudis are now upset because Qatar is funding them as well,” Lazare asked?
Lazare compared the Saudi accusations against Qatar for funding Islamist terror groups to a falling out among thieves.
“Yes, there seems to be a difference of opinion about the Muslim Brotherhood, with Saudi Arabia opposed and Qatar in favor. But the Saudis are inconsistent since they back the Muslim Brotherhood affiliate in Yemen — al-Islah,” he said.