ecretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday declared that the U.S. would not tolerate Syria using chemical weapons against rebel forces, saying this would be a "red line for the United States." Clinton's tough language came in response to reports that the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad could be mobilizing its stockpile of chemical weapons. "I'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people," said Clinton. "But suffice to say we are certainly planning to take action."
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why China's Communist Party is headed for collapse
- Why Texas Republicans may want to cool the anti-Obama land-grab talk
- He said he was leaving. She ignored him.
- Why the poor's investment of choice is so alarming
- 31 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How to make perfect fried rice in 6 easy steps
- Obama doesn't have a manhood problem — but conservatives certainly do
- Why atheism doesn't have the upper hand over religion
- Why Mindy Kaling — not Lena Dunham — is the body positive icon of the moment
- Why we need a maximum wage
Subscribe to the Week