Count Turkey among them. It's America's lead regional belligerent. Based on accidental killings, its parliament passed a motion "authoriz(ing) the government for a year to send Turkish troops to foreign countries."
It falsely claimed "Syrian armed forces have been conducting assaults as part of military operations into Turkish land despite our several warnings and diplomatic overtures since Sept. 20, 2012."
It lied saying Turkey's national security is threatened. No such threat exists. Ankara bears full responsibility for serving Washington's interests. Doing so makes full-scale war more likely despite strong public opposition.
After parliamentary authorization, thousands protested angrily but peacefully in Istanbul and Ankara. They oppose Erdogan's ruling AK Party belligerence.
They carried banners and chanted slogans. One read "Savasa Hayir (no to war)." One protester spoke for others, saying:
"We are going through an ugly provocation of war. The Turkish and Syrian people are not enemies, but the ruling AK Party government is trying to drag our country into a war with Syria in compliance with US interests."
In Ankara, police incited violence. Injuries occurred. Dozens of arrests followed.
In New York, Syria's UN ambassador Bashar Jaafari said:
"The Syrian government is not seeking any escalation (of the conflict) with any of its neighbors, including Turkey. We reiterate our call to the Turkish government to help us in controlling the border, preventing armed groups from infiltrating through these borders."