The rhetoric and the threats on chemical weapons are ramping up in the US. Today, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and unnamed officials all warning Assad. No question Syria has chemical weapons, unlike Iraq in 2003, but US officials know their "intelligence" on this will be hard to swallow. So, proof?
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.