Might Syria Use Chemical Weapons Against Israel?
Assad, in expecting the worse to happen has taken two steps. He has redeployed his troops from the Golan Heights border with Israel and placed them in and around Damascus. This confirms that Israel was never a real threat. He has increased security around his WMD - his chemical weapons which include Sarin, Tabun, VX, and mustard gas.The White House warned the Syrian government today that it would be held accountable for safeguarding any chemical weapons it possessed.“There are certain responsibilities that go along with the handling and storage and security of those chemical weapons,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters when asked whether there was any US intelligence that backed up news reports on the probability of Syria resorting to chemical weapons against its own people and attacking Israel as a strategic diversion.
“We believe that the individuals who are responsible for living up to those challenges should do so and will be held accountable for doing so.”
Many observers believe that Assad will first use these chemicals on his own people.
Nawaf Fares, the first Syrian ambassador to defect has voiced this option publicly. But should Assad make any kind of move to transport and load chemicals onto missiles, he will only see one, final, very quick, blinding flash of light. That would be the Israel Air Force saying no way and good-bye.