Media analyses published recently about the strategic options which the Qatari leadership can take in dealing with the firm resolutions taken by about seven Arab and Islamic countries led by Saudi Arabia to end the Qatari absurdity in the region, and put several scenarios for the Qatari authorities to get rid of the stifling isolation imposed on them in recent days.

Some of these scenarios suggest that the Qatari leadership has a margin of maneuver which would allow them to seek options to pursue the path they had chosen for themselves.

In order to understand the position of the Qatari leadership, we should know about strategic, geopolitical and economic considerations of Qatar's regional and international relations on the one hand, and those of the bloc countries on the other. The strategic calculation sets one option that is unavoidable for the Qatari leadership, that is to accept living according to the moral and ethical system governing the relations between the GCC countries and their peoples, as well as to respect international laws and norms, with regard to the international campaign against terrorism and avoid any form of media, financial or military support for this phenomenon, or receive the symbols and leaders of terrorism and provide them with shelter.

The conduct of the Qatari leadership over the last two decades, specifically since 1996, and the beginning of the country's tendency to play the role of regional troublemaker, has been a strategic chaos. Qatar only wants to combine contradictions and deceive all the parties. The Qataris are aware that this role is not beneficial for them and certainly do not want this crisis that was caused by the policies of their leadership, nor do they want their country to turn into a large stronghold to fugitives, outcasts, oppressors and terrorists.

This is a clumsy policy that brings burdens and expensive costs, although the Qatari leadership sees gains that may not be seen by others. There are also those who sell them such illusions such as Azmi Bishara, al-Qaradawi and others.

The fact is that the Qatari leadership has only one rational choice to end this crisis with the least possible losses, which is to listen to the voice of reason, to respond to the demands of the countries with which it severed relations. It is not logical that Tamim and his circle are right and all these wise, moderate and experienced leaders are wrong.

The Qatari leadership is fully aware that Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt kept quite since the mid-nineties of the twentieth century. The leaders of these countries have never expected to take decisions to prevent Qatari people from entering their countries nor to close airspace in front of the Qatari aviation. These are harsh and painful decisions to Qatar, but there was no choice after its disregard of the advice, and its arrogance to believe that Al Jazeera's negative impact would prevent brotherly countries from adopting a firm position.  Qatar will lose a lot, financially and politically, to this political frivolity. Losses are not limited to a particular sector but affect all sectors in Qatar. The organization of the World Cup 2022, which cost tens of billions of dollars so far, is now threatened already even if the current crisis is settled.  The whole world has known the evidence and proof of the other face of Qatar and that it is not an advocate of freedom and democracy as Al Jazeera claims, but a sponsor of terrorism and its organizations, be it Sunni or Shiite.

This crisis is the worst in the history of Qatar since its founding in 1971. It has become clear to all that the Qatari leadership and media cannot deal with major crises. The Qatari leadership also figured out that all its allies disappeared in a moment, and each of them is busy looking for a new shelter or arranging his situation in anticipation of any surprises. They left the inexperienced Emir helpless after he rejected to meet the leaders of the region, rebelled against their positions, and took secret paths that may lead to a fake glory.

The Qatari people have lost their quiet life because of this storm, but we all trust that the Qatari brothers understand what their leadership has done to them, and we believe in the strength of our brotherly relations with the people of Qatar.

There are not many strategic options for the Qatari leadership if it wants to maintain its presence and its positions. Qatar must learn the lesson from the mullahs, and respond to the voice of reason even if the instigators residing in hotels, in Doha and abroad, try to tell them otherwise.