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National Security Affairs Analyst
CAN A MILITARY COUP OCCUR IN THE GCC COUNTRIES? A GUIDE TO THE MILITARY COUP
Earlier this year, an unsuccessful military coup was staged in Qatar against the US-backed Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, according to Saudi-financed Al-Arabiya TV channel – April 17, 2012. Furthermore, a number of high-ranking military officers rose against the Qatari Emir, it added, triggering fierce clashes between some 30 military officers and US-backed royal guards outside the Emir’s palace. The coup was foiled following the arrest of the officers involved. American helicopters have reportedly transferred the Qatari Emir and his wife to an unknown location. Meanwhile, informed Kuwaiti sources said that mediated recent disputes...