The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the organisation hopes that by deploying Patriot missiles on the Turkish border with Syria they can deter the Assad regime. He also said that ministers were very concerned about reports that the Syrian Govenment may use chemical weapons.
Actually I do believe that a deployment of Patriot missiles will serve as an effective deterrent and that way de-escalate the situation along the Syrian-Turkish border because the mere fact that the missiles, the Patriot missiles have been deployed make it necessary for any potential aggressor to, to think twice before they could even consider attacking Turkey
General Richard Myers has told ITV News that the real threat in Syria is from Islamist groups using chemical weapons - not President Assad.
NATO agrees to deploys Patriot missiles along the Syria/Turkey border but denies claims that it is taking an active role in the conflict.