Hmm: Many CNN national security analysts have ties to Qatar

Hmm: Many CNN national security analysts have ties to Qatar
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[Ed. – Money from Qatar — which hosts top Muslim Brotherhood figures and in some ways is forming an axis with Iran and Turkey — has become a significant factor in U.S. media and the think-tank/nonprofit scene.]

Several of the so-called national security experts at CNN that you see on television every night have direct links to the nation of Qatar, a terror-fundingIslamist enclave in the Middle East that has placed itself on the warpath against America’s most important regional allies.

But you would never know about these connections, because none of the CNN regulars disclose their financial and/or institutional ties to Qatar when they appear on the airwaves. And off air, they are also not forthcoming about their Qatar-backed connections. …

Ali Soufan

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A CNN regular who was prominently featured in the network’s anti-Saudi Arabia documentary, Ali Soufan is the executive director of the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS), which is based in Doha and funded by the Qatari regime.

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Mehdi Hasan

CNN regular Mehdi Hasan is a longtime presenter for Al Jazeera, the powerful Doha-controlled state media entity that was the favorite network of deceased al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. …

“Mr. Hasan works for al Jazeera, the Qatari-owned media enterprise that advances the interests of the state and its royal family. When he speaks, he’s no less a government spokesman than Kellyanne Conway or Sarah Sanders,” explained David Reaboi of the Security Studies Group in a Washington Times column last week.

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