Lawmaker: Syria ready to use chemical weapons

In this Sunday, Nov. 04, 2012 photo, rebel fighters watch as smoke rises after Syrian government forces fired an artillery round at a rebel position during heavy clashes in the Jedida district of Aleppo, Syria. The uprising against President Bashar Assad started with peaceful demonstrations in March last year, but has since morphed into a bloody civil war. Activists say more than 36,000 people have been killed in 19 months of fighting. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers says the international community should not accept any assurances from Syrian officials that they will not use them.

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