CNN quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on whether President Obama is moving toward the use of airstrikes in Syria:
That established a precedent of acting in Syria to protect U.S. citizens and interests, superseding any legal considerations such as being asked by the host government to enter, argued Frederic Hof, Obama’s former point man on Syria.
“There’s a pretty good possibility that we and/or some kind of multinational effort will engage in hitting ISIS targets inside Syria,” he said.
The United States should build a coalition against ISIS that includes regional countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Jordan that can contribute air power — much of it provided by America, Hof said.
“All agree at some level or another that ISIS presents a threat,” he noted.