Saudi Arabia and its allies have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands that it must comply with in order for them to end the crippling economic and diplomatic blockade they’ve subjected the tiny Gulf country to for more than two weeks.
But the demands — which include shutting down its premier international media network, Al Jazeera, and curbing ties with Iran and Turkey — are so extreme that they could just end up exacerbating what’s already become one of the most acute diplomatic crises in the region in years.
Oh, and Qatar only has 10 days to comply or “the list becomes invalid.” It’s an ultimatum — submit to our demands, or continue to suffer.
Early in June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain abruptly severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and suspended all air, land, and sea travel to and from the country. Almost overnight, Qatar found …