The US is to impose sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for human rights abuses, sources have said.That's sure to involve lots of finger wagging and sternly-worded letters of condemnation.
It would be the first time Mr Assad has been targeted personally by the international community for his government's crackdown on protesters.
President Barack Obama last month imposed sanctions on his brother Maher, his cousin and an intelligence chief.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that the US would be taking "additional steps" against Syria.
Sure doesn't look as if the Syrians are backing off.