A detailed report has been published that describes a clandestine project which was started in South Carolina. The project was launched by Qatar, the tiny and yet incredibly rich nation in the Middle East. It is also considered to be one of the two main financers of extremist Sunni groups along with Turkey which is increasingly becoming an Islamist nation. Qatar is also known to have ties with groups like Al Qaeda and Hamas.
As per the report, Qatar has established a company in South Carolina dedicated to a top priority defense project for itself. The company is working on surveillance aircraft for the nation.
It has also been noted in the report that Qatar has strong ties with a number of politicians in South Carolina. One of the top donors to the successful campaign of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was one Imaad Zuberi. Zuberi is known to be a lobbyist who has been representing the Qatar Investment Authority.
However, the fact is that the influence of Qatar in the US is hardly news. It has been known for quite some time that Qatar has been investing significantly in lobbying efforts in the United States. In fact, it has also been seen that around $1 billion has been donated to American universities by the government of Qatar.