Of course, we do not really know if Syria’s “undeclared” chemical weapons arsenal is the in the Arab world. However, this arsenal which the Israelis, who have the largest undeclared nuclear arsenal on the planet and who tend to be prone to lying through their back teeth, believe to include mustard gas, could we are told fall into the hands of extremists.
Therefore, while we are being informed by the daily garbage that the regime in Damascus is just about the worst on the planet, we are also being told that Syrian forces have taken steps to secure the weapons and stop them falling into the hands of the really. really, bad guys.
Of course, that is for the time being and we shouldn’t be surprised if we are to read somewhere down the road that the West, Turkey, the Sunnis and the Israelis, do not use Assad’s inability to secure his chemicals as just one more pretext to deliver the Assad regime its coup de gráce.