UPDATE: As of 5:26pm EST, Amnesty International is saying the death toll from today's protests in Syria has reached 55.
CNN is reporting that 14 people have been gunned down by government forces during another protest in the town of Daraa. Bashar al-Assad isn't that much more popular than Gaddafi but due to our current situation in Libya, it's unlikely we'll give Assad the same treatment. However, this isn't going help his grasp on power.
Although we aren't likely to launch missils at his palace, seeing special forces "advisors" guide protests to a more regime-toppling goal isn't exactly unlikely. A few dozen Green Beretts could give these protesters serious teeth.
PS- In the time it's taken me to write this post, CNN has upped the death toll to 15.