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Thu, Jun 15, 2017 Richard Brandt 2,505

We believe the Qatari crisis is far more troubling than is widely realized, and could be the first stumble into a major regional war.

US intervention and bungling in the Middle East, including a flat-out abdication of national sovereignty by slavishly following Israeli directives, is leading to a collapse of its previous hegemony in the region.

The Qataris might just buckle under to Saudi demands, but if they don't, look for an accelerated crack-up of US global hegemony, which is already in tatters.