By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
The Emir of Qatar is throwing a lot of weight and a huge amount of money behind his former prime minister.
The Emir is backing his PM for secretary general of the United Nations.
The Emir of Qatar wants his former prime minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, to take over the position of UN chief now held by Ban Ki-moon, who will vacate his post when his term concludes in 2016.
This is very problematic.
The Emir of Qatar is one of the most powerful men in the Middle East. He is also the single largest supporter of Hamas in the world.
With this kind of money and an already very well oiled campaign in place, Hamad bin Jassim will be a very serious candidate for UN secretary general. He is the man to beat - and as of now, more than a year away from the actual election, no one else is even on the docket.
If Hamad bin Jassim wins, the entire United Nations will shift directions. Overnight Israel and most of the Western world, including the United States, will become pariahs. The strength of the non aligned nations will become unprecedented.
It will be the end of the UN as we know it.
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