The intention of using WMDs should not be a surprise or a secret. Bashar al-Assad is not the type of person to lay down his arms, sign a peace treaty and retire on a piece of beachfront property. Combine this with the persistent undermining of his regime and we get the end result: War. This will likely cause a region-wide war in the Middle East as Syria has a mutual defence pact with Iran. Both Iran and Syria control terrorist proxies (Hamas, etc…) in neighboring countries of Israel, which will bring those countries into the fold as Israel will have no choice but to defend itself against tens of thousands of rockets pouring into the tiny Jewish state. When the chemical weapons get broke out and used, that’s when Damascus will very likely be razed.
U.S. intelligence official tells the New York Times that Assad forces are ‘doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons.’
The officials said they were not sure whether the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad were preparing to employ the chemical weapons, or rather use them to deter the West from aiding the rebels.
“It’s in some ways similar to what they’ve done before,” a senior U.S. intelligence official told the New York Times. “But they’re doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons. It’s not just moving stuff around. These are different kind[s] of activities.”
The U.S. official noted that Assad forces are yet to take flagrant steps that would indicate that they plan to use the weapons, such as preparing them to be fired by artillery batteries.
U.S. officials believe Syria potentially has dozens of chemical and biological weapons sites scattered across the country. Its stockpiles are thought to include nerve agents such as VX, sarin and tabun.
Full article: Report: New signs of activity at Syria’s chemical weapons sites (Haaretz)