That could be an option soon, as Arab League leaders are hinting at it. What if, say, U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron take up such a call, and get NATO to provide a fig leaf, albeit a more tenuous one than the one in Libya last year?
After their joint Security Council veto, what would Russia and China do? Arm Assad's government? Have the U.S. squaring off with the two of them like the U.S. and the USSR over Israel and Egypt in 1973?
And, what about Turkey? It surely would favor NATO action; would it also try to leverage its lead on this into getting some new "consideration" from the European Union?