A number of people have called for military action. I think we have to be very cautious. Every time there is a situation like this, sending the Canadian Forces, sending a foreign military into a country, should not certainly be the first response, and shouldn't be necessarily the response in every situation. Just because we did it...we can't do it everywhere; it doesn't mean we should do it nowhere.
There are many differences, I think, between Libya and Syria. The geography is very different. Obviously it's in a very hostile part of the world. You can stand on the Golan Heights on a clear day and see the suburbs of Damascus. Obviously you have Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan as neighbours as well.
In terms of the United Nations Security Council, we can't even get a resolution of condemnation of Assad's violence, let alone United Nations sanctions against the regime. So a resolution authorizing military force is just.... At this standpoint, it's unimaginable.