Yet, even early on, in June when a Turkish reconnaissance jet was shot down flying a mere mile or so from international waters; most NATO officials and world leaders declared that they would not be supporting intervention.
Turkish Prime Minister Ergodan's patience has been tried over the last 6 consecutive days of Syrian artillery fire landing within the Turkish border.
It was not clear whether the shells hitting Turkish territory were aimed to strike there or were due to Syrian troops overshooting as they attacked rebels to their north.
While Turkey is dealing with this, America is setting up a headquarters in Jordan to attempt to bolster that country's military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria.
U.N. special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi will go to Syria soon to try to persuade the Assad government to call an immediate ceasefire.
The fact that NATO has prepared plans doesn't really amount to much... as they, like most modern military forces, also have plans to attack just about anywhere they might ever have to. It is what military strategic forces do.
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