It's like Obama has idiotically trapped himself by drawing a "red line" at chemical weapons. Some have presumed the use of force in Syria is really just a message to other countries like Iran not to cross red lines of their own. But the whole situation is so shitty and hypocritical on Obama. From a few months ago:
Carla Del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, said that testimony gathered from casualties and medical staff indicated that the nerve agent sarin was used by rebel fighters.
So the US, Israel, and the rebels in Syria can use chemical weapons no problem, but now that Assad has for some reason defied any form of rationality by nailing its own coffin contrary to any self-interest of theirs other than the reciprocity of the force being used on them, the west wants to come in and play ball. There's something VERY wrong here.
EDIT: More than 300 people died in the chemical attack in Ghouta, which is definitely tragic and heavy relative to the whole civil war. But more than 1300 people have died in just two days in Egypt. We're so humanitarian.