Washington and the NATO leadership state that if the regime of Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons against the armed units of the opposition, it may serve as a cause of war. The German “Frankfurter Rundschau” with reference to American sources writes that the Pentagon conducted war games practicing actions in case of a military intervention in Syria, and CIA agents on Syrian territory coordinate actions of the opposition’s detachments.
At the same time, German anti-aircraft missile complexes Patriot are being deployed on the Turkish-Syrian border.In an interview with the Voice of Russia, Deputy Chairman of the German Left Party and expert on foreign policy of this party’s faction in the Bundestag Jan van Aken called the departure of the Patriot complexes to Turkey a “sheer madness”.
He believes that NATO's intervention in Syria will very quickly grow into a war. This will inevitably provoke a situation like in Iraq, where the civil war lasts for years. Any military intervention in the Syrian conflict will be an utter catastrophe for Syria, the German expert stressed.
Voice of Russia