NATO Intervening in Syria
NATO forces operate now on the ground covertly.
On March 6, the BBC reported Obama saying Washington won't intervene in Syria unilaterally. At the same time, he stopped short of ruling out joint Western aggression. In his first 2012 news conference, he said:
"The notion that the way to solve every one of these problems is to deploy our military, that hasn't been true in the past, and it won't be true now."
"We've got to think through what we do through the lens of what's going to be effective - but also through what's critical for US security interests."
Since taking office, Obama launched more belligerence than all his predecessors. He's not shy about initiating more. As a result, his comments ring hollow, especially given his record as a serial liar. Believe nothing he says.
On March 5, Russia Today (RT) headlined, "Stratfor leaks: NATO commandos in illegal special ops in Syria," saying:
According to hacked Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks, NATO forces already operate covertly in Syria. The company's analysis director, Reva Bhalla, wrote them for internal use.
They discusses "a confidential Pentagon meeting in December." Allegedly, senior US, UK and French analysts attended. Western powers categorically denied involvement. It's known they've been supplying opposition forces with heavy weapons for months.
Syrian National Council leader Bassma Kodmani admitted it. Moreover, Assad's forces intercepted smuggled supplies and uncovered internal caches.
Bhalla claimed US officials "said....SOF (special operations forces) teams are already on the ground, focused on recce (reconnaissance) missions and training operations forces."
She also said the December meeting focused on possible US air strikes. Comments included saying Washington has "high tolerance for killings," but won't initiate attacks without "enough media attention on a massacre like the" falsified one attributed to Gaddafi on Benghazi.
Attacks are "doable, (but) the air campaign in Syria makes Libya look like a piece of cake." At issue, is Syria's ballistic missile capability and alleged chemical weapons.