America has abruptly ended all talks with Syria on protecting the Syrian-Iraqi border, in order to weaken President Assad.
They have also ended talks with the Ministry of Finance, aimed at stopping terrorists using foreign bank accounts.
These two decisions fly in the face of stated US policy goals. How can America’s demands be taken seriously when they refuse to discuss the border, and refuse to talk to the Banks about terror-funding. If the US is even slightly serious about making the border watertight, they wouldn’t be walking away from talks – but if the border is a lever to twist Syria’s arm with, then walking away might be just what’s needed.