US Bombing Spree Won't Reverse Decline of US Primacy in Middle East

 February 6, 2024 (The New Atlas) - Update on US military operations in the Middle East…

- US retaliates for deadly attack on US bases in the region by targeting Iranian-linked infrastructure and formations in Iraq and Syria;

- The US base was allegedly hit by a drone and despite attempts to depict it as a “lucky hit,” it demonstrates how vulnerable US troops occupying the region have become;

- US air defenses are insufficient in terms of quantity and quality to protect US bases from a growing number of missiles and drones;

- While the US insists it is not seeking conflict in the region, its sole purpose in the region is to violently overthrow the Syrian and Iranian governments and coerce the rest of the region to advance US interests at the cost of their own interests and sovereignty;

- US Department of Defense officials have admitted that in Syria the US is deliberately withholding the nation’s own energy and agricultural resources to use economic recovery and reconstruction as “leverage” over Syria and its allies;


Voice of America - US Begins Retaliation for Deadly Drone Attack on Its Soldiers (February 2, 2024):
New Yorker - The Redirection (2007):
New York Times - Behind the Sudden Death of a $1 Billion Secret C.I.A. War in Syria (2017):
CSIS - Syria in the Gray Zone (October 31, 2019):
US Department of Defense - Dana Stroul, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East:
Popular Mechanics - A Drone Attack Devastated U.S. Troops in Their Sleep. Is This the New Normal? (January 29, 2024):
Washington Post -