The Qatari leaders need to be honest with themselves right now. They need to change their position and understand the viewpoint and demands on them, instead of accusing the bloc of imposing guardianship on Doha. Perhaps Qatar will wake up from the illusion and self-deception and realize that no one wants to impose guardianship on it or on other States and that all GCC States want peace and security. The UAE and the rest of the GCC countries are well aware of the importance of security and stability. The UAE is more concerned with security and stability issues than other countries because it has a fierce global competitive development race that consumes time, efforts and investments. There is no time for crises with any regional or international party, specifically members of the GCC, given the cultural particularity of the six nations.

The Qatari leadership needs reflection to figure out what is going on around and realize that some people can be fooled for some time, not all people all the time. The harsh measures were inevitable, whether the Emir's statements were issued or not. The region is now at a real crossroads that requires opening a new page based on frankness and honesty. There is no room for turning a blind eye to the deceit practices.

The threat to national security in the Gulf and the Arab world has placed all the leaders in a position of historic responsibility; either to carry out their duty and to confront the sources of danger and threat, or to accept the fate of the Arab peoples, where millions no longer have a place in their homeland.

The losses caused by the Qatari leadership's positions are rampant and can be a political suicide that we do not wish to the Qatari people, even if its leadership agrees to it. The Qatari leadership must realize that it is unreasonable to sacrifice its people to protect the group of terrorists that it harbours, divide Arabs and bet on terrorist organizations and alleged protection of the mullahs. Who can support Doha against the tyranny of the mullahs, in the case of conflict with them?

The Qatari leadership must also realize that it is not a shame to back away from mistakes, but the disadvantage is to stick to stubbornness and vanity and to refuse reality and logic. The issue is about the interests of a State and its people, not personal conflicts or individual crises. The Qatari leadership has to acknowledge the failure of the Qatari project, which has been bet on for many years, and then act according to logic and reason in such circumstances.

It is a shame that a GCC State acts as a proxy on behalf of terrorist groups, or an incompetent regime that has a deep hatred against the peoples of the GCC and is waiting for the moment when it can put its hands on their gains.

I said in a previous article that one of my explanations for the Qatari position is that it has been involved with criminal gangs and terrorist organizations so that it is difficult for them to retreat, let alone take punitive measures against these organizations. The retreat, in this case, may mean exposing the secrets and revealing what was behind the scenes, especially that what has been revealed so far indicates the disasters committed by the Qatari leadership in financing terrorism and its organizations.

Being involved in this trap is costly, difficult and complicated, and will inevitably end in more disasters that will happen to the Qatari leadership, State and people because of terrorist gangs, organizations and regional sponsors.

The Qatari leadership should be aware that the game is over, that there is no turning back and there is no way to escape from reckoning and returning to past practices. This policy will bring the worst to the Qatari leadership, which must also realize that the mullahs of Iran will not do much to support it. The mullahs are waiting, and their ambitions are not far from the gas and Qatari natural wealth. The terrorist organizations are also waiting for the moment of fall to plunder what they can and go to another home to repeat their game.

Some believe that the Qatari leadership can get out of the reckoning by means of a Gulf mediation that is currently under way, but they must realize that the idea of signing evasive agreements has gone. The GCC mediators themselves are aware of the extent to which the Qatari leadership is manipulated and do not want to be embroiled in a new embarrassment, but they are much concerned about the unity of the GCC and the need to resolve any differences within the same house.

The countries of the boycott and reckoning also realize that their positions have a political and economic implication. Qatar is not the only one affected by these decisions, which were inevitable; they are painful but urgently needed. There will be no chance of repeated manipulation and deception exercised by the Qatari leadership in the previous agreement, where Saudi Arabia and the UAE dealt in accordance with the principle of goodwill.

In my opinion, the Qatari leadership must also be aware that the actions taken so far are not the end. There are even more serious documents and procedures for the leadership itself, especially with regard to the process of political change in Qatar, which is important for the national interest of both the Qatari people and the peoples of the GCC countries.

The boycott step came to provide a valuable opportunity for the Qatari leadership to correct its course. Will Qatar face reality before it is too late?