I heard that Assad is warning countries that sow chaos in Syria that they will suffer. I can just imagine NATO, on hearing this news, convening an emergency meeting to discuss contingency plans should Assad's army wish to mobilise against them. After all, it was this same Syrian regime which warned Israel that it will respond to that country's aggression in "a time and place" of its choosing; and that was in 2007. Ever since then the nuclear powered Middle Eastern state has been in a state of panic and fear from its northern neighbour. In fact I hear that Israel was so frightened of Assad's warning that they were going to give him the Golan Heights back after having occupied it since 1967. Yes, just like that.