The Assad regime is claiming that 120 security officers were killed in northern Syria in the past couple of days. These figures and the circumstances are disputed, and there is speculation of a mutiny, but regardless of whether real or exaggerated, this could be the excuse Assad has been looking for.
This video of a Syrian riot policeman wielding a machete, shows what is in store:
Bashar Assad’s father killed upwards of 10,000 people in the city of Hama in 1982.
The only question is, will this be a case of “like father, like son,” and if so, will the Obama administration again only demand “reforms.”