March 15, 2014

Qatar's Murderous World Cup

Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

A number of journalists associated with Al Jazeera have contacted me recently to defend their employer, the Qatari government. (Al Jazeera is a project of the Qatari royal family that is meant to influence events beyond the tiny state's borders.)

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TAGGED: World Cup 2014, Qatar


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