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Qatar Will Pay John Ashcroft $2.5 Million To Defend Against Terrorism Accusations

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 10, 2017 3:20 PM

Who better to defend Qatar it is a hotbed of terrorism-funding (as per a recent list released by Saudi Arabia et al according to which 59 individuals and 12 entities in Qatar are terrorist) than the US Attorney General who served during the September 11 attacks, John Ashcroft. At least that’s what the government of Qatar is thinking, which hired the former US AG to defend the world’s wealthiest (on a GDP/capita basis) nation from accusations by Donald Trump and Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism.

As a reminder, Ashcroft was U.S. attorney general under President George W. Bush from February 2001 to February 2005, years in which US policies and laws were reshaped by the so-called war on terrorism that followed the 2001 al Qaeda attacks. Under Ashcroft the US spawned the “Patriot Act”, trampling over civil rights everywhere, and made pervasive spying on virtually everyone the norm, courtesy of the NSA.

Perhaps relying on the assumption that Qatar can simply bribe its way again into America’s good graces – recall Qatar give Bill Clinton a $1 million “present” for his Birthday, and was one of the biggest foreign “donors” of the Clinton Foundation even when Hillary was still at the State Department… 

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