Explaining The $1 Billion Hostage Deal FT Says Triggered Monday’s Qatar Drama

Well this is funny. So according to a truly hilarious FT piece (hilarious because it underscores how comically absurd the dynamics have become in the three Sunni/Shia proxy wars raging in the Mideast), Saudi Arabia actually lost its collective shit with Qatar back in April, after Doha paid $700 million to Iran to rescue 26 members of a Qatari falconry party that were captured by Shia militias in Iraq. Apparently, a couple dozen Qatari royals decided to take a family hunting trip to Iraq in
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