Kosovo action of 1999 not meant to be precedent for action in Syria, says Law’s Michael Scharf

If it’s not legal, can a strike on Syria be justified?

NPR: Though some suggest the Obama administration might use the 1999 Kosovo action as precedent to strike on Syria, Michael Scharf, associate dean of global legal studies, said it was not meant to be used that way. “They said, we are afraid of humanitarian intervention because it’s a concept that can so easily be abused as a pretext for landgrabs and political change in neighboring countries,” he said.