Qatar Prince Who Claimed Immunity In High-Speed Chase Flees The Country

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 8.29.43 PMWe have been discussing the controversy over a man from Qatar who went on a dangerous high-speed chase in a yellow Ferrari and then both threatened a reporter and claimed diplomatic immunity. He informed the reporter that he could kill him with utter immunity from prosecution and topped off that threat by saying “F*** America.” It is now confirmed that this disgraceful thug is a member of Qatar’s ruling family: Sheik Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar’s ruling family. Al-Thani claimed immunity but does not actually have it. However, by some incredible sequence of events, Al-Thani was allowed to flee the country to avoid any accountability.

Al-Thani had been staying at the Beverly Wilshire hotel and started the race between his Ferrari LaFerrari and a Porsche 911 GT3 in Beverly Hills.

After discussing the matter with the U.S. State Department and the Qatar consulate, authorities concluded he did not have immunity. However, as Qatar engaged with the State Department, someone alerted Al-Thani and got him out of the country. He proved to be correct. He is immune. He can endanger average citizens and even kill one. Not because he has diplomatic immunity but because he is a Qatari prince who can simply take a flight out of the country.

Now here is the curious question. How can the Administration be engaged with a foreign government over the possible arrest of a Qatari but not place a hold or secure an agreement to avoid his leaving the country. While there was a paucity of evidence on identifying the driver, Al-Thani could have been brought into the police station for questioning, particularly since the reporter alleged assault. We presumably still track people leaving the country. Yet, it seems that (while discussing the problem) the problem was allowed to solve itself by hopping a plane.

Source: LA Times

55 thoughts on “Qatar Prince Who Claimed Immunity In High-Speed Chase Flees The Country”

  1. Lisa N.
    1, September 17, 2015 at 2:57 am

    “Knowing as much as I do about these people and their beliefs, the father is a radical and used his son as a test. This will be a PEEK of what is to come folks. Next time, it will be a real bomb and lots of children will be killed and all wrapped up by a bow from Obama. This mini pre-radical jihadist was invited to the White House to meet America’s head radicalized jihad president.”

  2. Lisa, tell us more about the Muslim scourge in the US. How about that Muslim boy who made the clock and brought it to school? Anymore inside info on this 14 year old from your neighbor?

  3. Annie but the king was putting something on George Bush head. That wasn’t even a close attempt. Lmao!

  4. That guy is an example of the Trump base, lol. Reasonable Republicans are scrambling to distance themselves.

    1. Inga – to you, no Republican is reasonable, so how do you know who is doing the scrambling? I thought the Republicans were all waiting to see if Lynch has the balls to indict Hillary.

  5. I agree DBQ, it’s no big deal. That’s why I posted the videos of Bush as a companion piece to the Obama photos, that our LisaN. seems to think are quite important.

  6. Distinct difference between respectful attention and debasing and groveling. Fixed

  7. I’m not sure what y’all are trying to say with this photos of Obama and Bush.

    However, I can say there is a distinct difference between respectful attention to the culture of the host country you are visiting. If in Japan, where bowing is an art, then the diplomat or business person should respectfully bow. Not grovel. Respect and maintain his own station or level of respect expected back.

    Holding hands between men in Arabic cultures is normal….as weird as it looks to us. The French custom of kissing on the cheek has been around for hundreds of years. Obama and Bush have both participated in the cheek to cheek air kiss. Big deal. Shaking hands in Western culture is normal. To refuse to respectfully accommodate the culture of your host is just RUDE. In addition to shun and embarrass your guest by not doing simple gestures that mean a lot to your guest is also rude.

    Bush is being respectful in the photos that I see. Appropriate head nods, bows, air kisses, hand holding. Obama is debasing himself (and the country he represents) in unnecessarily low bowing, scraping and kow towing to our sworn enemies. Respectful and appropriate while maintaining the dignity of the office he is holding would be ALL that is necessary.

    1. DBQ – until Obama it had been the tradition of the United States to NOT bow to any country. You will notice the tradition of the United States not to lower their flag during the Olympics?

  8. Bowing means submission. Kissing doesn’t. SMH

    Full Definitions of
    n bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
    bow, obeisance
    show 4 types…
    Type of:
    an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
    gesture, motion
    the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    adj showing an excessively deferential manner
    inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination

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