The war on Syria threatens to become another undeclared war like NATO’s attack on Libya. NATO is already secretly involved, with Turkey taking the lead as US proxy.
Turkey’s foreign minister has admitted his country is ready to invade as soon as there is agreement among the Western allies. The intervention would be billed as based on the “responsibility to protect” that was used to justify attacking Libya. Turkish sources suggest that they would start by creating a buffer zone along the Turkish-Syrian border.
Unmarked NATO warplanes have been arriving at Iskenderum, near the border, delivering Libyan volunteers and arms seized from Gaddafi’s arsenal. French and British special forces are already on the ground aiding the Syrian opposition, while the CIA is providing communications equipment and intelligence.
The UN report that Assad’s forces have killed more than 3,500 civilians is uncorroborated and based largely on rebel sources. Even the CIA has refused to confirm this. Likewise, accounts of mass defections from the Syrian army and pitched battles between deserters and loyal soldiers appear to be fabrications.
When the Syrian government says it is under attack from opponents who are armed, trained, and funded by foreign governments, it’s right. ■