The London Independent discussed the issue. It's report was largely one-sided. It headlined "Foreign fighters fuel the sectarian flames in Syria."
It called the conflict "sectarian." Doing so implies civil war. It covered up a foreign invasion. It cited a duplicitous Human Rights Council International Commission of Inquiry for Syria report.
It claimed Syrian forces "resorted to aerial bombardments, including shelling of hospitals." It called such attacks "disproportionate." It blamed Assad for Western aggression.
Media scoundrels turn truth on its head. Managed news substitutes for the real thing. Readers and viewers aren't told what they most need to know.
Offensive Patriot missiles arrived in Turkey. They're positioned near Syria's border. NATO maintains control.
On January 4, an AFRICOM statement said America began transporting 400 troops to Turkey. Additional equipment will arrive by sea.
US forces will be based at Gaziantep. It's 50km north of Syria's border. Missile batteries will be fully operational later in January. They're for offense, not defense.
Plans may involve establishing a backdoor no-fly zone. Doing so would circumvent Security Council authority.