Assad isn't afraid of breaking the chemical weapons taboo in Syria
Until recently, conventional wisdom in the West held that Assad still exercises restraint in choosing how to fight the rebels; yet a regime that has just recently fired Scud missiles within its own borders may not necessarily be averse to such an option.
The latest reports from Syria on Monday, indicating that President Bashar Assad's loyalists used nerve gas or another type of poisonous chemicals against rebels in Homs, have not yet been independently verified.
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