This is a very serious development, one that could conceivably result in a US attack on the Syrian Army. Just putting two and two together here, the US game plan at this point seems to be: strike a deal with Iran to end the US sanctions–a deal which will put pressure on Iran to back off on its support for Syria–then, once the Syrian government falls, slap the sanctions back on Iran. I could be wrong on that. I hope I am. But the war mongers in Washington are just devious enough to have something like that up their sleeve.