Middle East

Syria Could Get Really, Really Bad

NBC News:

The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday.

The military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped onto the Syrian people from dozens of fighter-bombers, the officials said.

This regime has displayed zero restraint, with horrific consequences. But if Assad is dumb enough to use chemical weapons, the Syrian crisis could get a lot worse.

Yeah, I'm full of good news today.