NATO is inappropriate because

NATO is inappropriate because of Turkey's refusal to endorse intervention. Germany approves of the goals of the resolution and I think they will eventually participate once they see results.

NATO is also a lazy response. They try and use NATO for all kinds of stuff it is not intended for. This is a new paradigm that requires a command structure that reflects the coalition itself. It should also reflect the UN as the source of the negotiated objectives and mission statement. If a cease fire is indeed called, then the transition to UN monitoring would or could be integrated into the decision making about actions or reactions.

I'm clearly reaching here, (and at the same time trying to offend Mike's military sensibilities), but NATO is not on. How about:

European Taskforce for Airspacecontrol, Reconnaissance & Demilitarization Alliance

The EUROTARD Alliance?

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