There will be an emergency meeting in Geneva Saturday to discuss the on-going violence and near civil war in Syria.
Unsurprising to many, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will not attend.
As the Western World watches the escalating chaos within Syria, and even the cross boarder escalation between Turkey and Syria, fears have persisted that the crisis may jeopardize the security of the entire globe. Feeding this anxiety is the reported enormous stockpile of chemical weapons held by the Syrian government. Intelligence officials both in the United States and Israel worry that as the violence continues and the situation in Syria devolves into a true civil war, the security of those weapons may be at stake with the increased potential that they fall into the hands of rogue actors – including Hezbollah or Al Qaeda. Aside from the ongoing slaughter of the Syrian people, might this national security threat be the tipping point of U.S. involvement in the crisis? Or should the U.S. resist the temptation to act with troops following reports of heinous weapons based off recent negative experiences in the region?
Clare Lopez of the Center for Counterintelligence and Security Studies joined "Real News" Friday to discuss the situation: