Stocks tumbled on Tuesday in a "beat down" that was deserved, Jim Cramer said, and it's not over yet.
The number one problem is Syria and the uncertainty over what is going to happen there, the "Mad Money" host noted.
"Whenever we don't know what's going to happen in the Middle East, we get a real selloff because you have to assume the worst," Cramer said.
The other issue is Washington–namely, the upcoming fight over the debt ceiling, which is not priced into the market yet.
On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC that President Barack Obama would not negotiate with Congress over raising the debt limit. This followed the White House's warning on Monday that the U.S. could run out of money to pay its bills around mid-October.