Sadder yet that the situation on Syria is like a blasted teenage soap opera. The gut reaction in this country is that ‘it’s a civil war, let them fight it out’. But Assad upped the ante with chemical weapons, which were outlawed for a reason (see mustard gas, WWI). With the biological and chemical agents we have now, this is a precedent that needs to be stopped in its tracks and hard. Or we’ll be seeing Sarin or Ricin on the NYC subway like the Japanese did.