The Security Council is paralyzed by a certain Russiab veto, but even without it, it is best for the West not to get involved in toppling Assad. Unlike Libya, Syria is armed to the teeth, so it will be difficult t5o intervene without significant casualties. Fortunately, the Syrian rebels contain military units, and more will join them as the Sunis get annoyed by killings of their co-religionists. The Syria rebelion will take care of itself, as they should.
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)
from the article: Arab League freezes Syria mission as violence escalates