You would think that soccer fans based in Europe (a breeding ground for radical Islamist jihadists) might care just a little bit how Qatari entities acquire the funds they pour into investments and what current leaders of that relatively tiny country do to foment violence so many places. Evidently, the European public and investigative journalists worldwide have only begun doing required homework.
It can be called "filthy lucre" for excellent reasons, as appears to be the case with Qatar's flood of investment and other support in the world of soccer--those who lead FIFA and Barcelona surely can find reputable sponsors, rather than accepting noxious "blood money". It is time for fans and investigative journalists to take a much tougher look at how Qatar funds its investments and at what the entities and the current leaders of that tiny nation encourage to the detriment of the civilzed world.
A thinly traded and lightly regulated market would be a natural place to turn dirty money into cleaner money--one imagines that Qatari rules pertaining to fiancial disclosures are likely far from transparent. Welcome news for those of us who believe that doing business with Qatar constitutes trading with enemies.
Who decides what nations and entities are at war with the United States? In theory, Congress--in practice, a President who actually believes, even now, that the Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar are "friends". Check for yourself---they and others that Qatar supports actively certainly are NOT friends to Americans of all political persuasions. Lockheed Martin should be ashamed of letting dangerous products fall into uncontriolled hands. And the American public and wider media needs to raise the volume.