The difficulty the rest of us have with a proverbial " elephant in the room " - that is the thing that never gets mentioned for fear of causing embarrassment - is that the elephant,or rather elephants, need to be dealt with. The neocon / liberal interventionist double headed hydra of US foreign policy is a deranged stampeding herd of elephants. Arising from the US/NATO engineered imbroglio of a series of interlocking overseas military,quasi-imperialist adventures involving Yugoslavia,Afghanistan,Iraq and Libya; Syria is just the latest quagmire that is threatening to suck everyone and everything else into its fathomless depths. The once generally acknowledged norms of global realpolitik diplomacy have long since become obsolescent, which leaves very little scope for efforts short of all out war to manage areas of irreconcilable differences. In spite of everything,the Assad government remains the sole sovereign legitimate representative of the Syrian peoples and state at the U.N. The various and diverse forces from Russia,Iran ,Hezbollah and Iraqi militias on its territory have been invited there as allies in the conflict against the enemies of Syria. All other foreign states and covert military advisers and operations units of foreign armed forces such as Turkey,the US,UK France and lesser NATO satrapies and Israel are breaking International Law and are acting illegally.It is they who jointly or separately are arming,financing,training,advising as well as giving tactical and strategic military battlefield logistical and combat support to at different times in different geographic locations on the territory of Syria - ISIS,Al Qaeda and other non state terrorist insurgent combatant groups.
The United States' military issued this statement a few hours ago