NATO's Rasmussen and use of force against Syria

“The option of carrying out a military strike or similar operation in Syria must be kept open as a way of dealing with the crisis, the secretary-general of the NATO military alliance said on Thursday… “I think, irrespective of the outcome of the deliberations in the UN Security Council, the military option will still be on the table," Rasmussen said at an event organized by the Carnegie Europe thinktank.”

This is yet another example of how NATO tends to compete with the United Nations. This practice should be condemned and stopped, as it blatantly violates both the Treaty establishing the North Atlantic Alliance and the Charter of the United Nations.

NATO was established as a “regional collective self-defence organization”. However, it has chosen to act as the “world’s policeman”.