For the sake of the Syrian people, send the sorties in and remove the chemical threat now. Every minute that this is postponed, will increase the danger that chemical weapons will be unleashed in the Middle East in the short term. The long-term dangers are even bleaker - a post-Assad overthrow will open up these chemical cashes to 30 or more militant groups fighting in Syria right now, some of these being particularly anti-Western Jihadist in their ideologies. This is a danger far beyond that for the innocent civilians of Syria who need world support NOW.
UN chief condemns Palestinian toddler killing, urges calm (Reuters)