The meeting was meant to repair what has lately been a turbulent relationship between the U.S. government and its traditional clients in the Middle East. Instead, the meeting ended up publicly highlighting these tensions in an embarrassing reminder of the declining hegemony of U.S. imperialism
The news that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency carried out a meticulously planned terrorist car bombing in Damascus, Syria, in February 2008 appeared on the front page of the Jan. 31, 2015, Washington Post. It was an outrageous action in the capital of a sovereign state
Incredibly, as 2014 draws to a close, we are witnessing the re-intensification of the seemingly endless U.S. war in the Middle East, and a deepening of the complex crises that previous interventions have inflicted on the long suffering peoples of the region.