The Express Times has photos of LV Syrian residents on a protest pilgrimage to the White House, to signal Obama that Assad's chemical attacks are alright with them. After all, they're here. Incredibly, several are depicted wearing Assad T-shirts.
Updated 12:57 PM: Joint Statement on Syria:
"We condemn in the strongest terms the horrific chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21st that claimed the lives of so many men, women, and children. The evidence clearly points to the Syrian government being responsible for the attack, which is part of a pattern of chemical weapons use by the regime.
"We call for a strong international response to this grave violation of the world’s rules and conscience that will send a clear message that this kind of atrocity can never be repeated. Those who perpetrated these crimes must be held accountable."
Countries: Albania, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
Assad, who has told Le Figaro that "the fire is approaching." He told Charlie Rose, "Eepect every action."
Updated 2 PM: A Russian Solution?
Russia is attempting to defuse this crisis by suggesting that Syria's chemical weapons be placed under international control. Since the whole point of a military strike is to degrade Assad's ability to use these weapons on his own people, this might be an answer and is worth considering.