Russia told syria the deal would not weaken its conflict with Israel.
Cnsidering WMD are owned by both sides, I dont understan this thinking unless Rssia has a treaty with Syria including Iran. All sides are waiting for Iran to test the bomb, and start production quickly of more bombs to counter Israel's leverage. Tihis is like playing chess and poker, with the Arabs playing chess..they want Israel's queen the country).Assad is still killing his people, using a large well equipped army and Hez.
1400 deat5hs is nothing compared to 110,900 gus. The Muslims know that hitting Israel piecemeal is valueless except for the obvious damage to neves and psychological effect. It has to hit the Jewish state with Sarin, and Kassams to Shahibs..with large WMDs including nukes.
2 nukes over Tel aviv and its all over but the mournig. Syrias use recently was a test, that all, and worked well. It can resonstitute its arsenal quckly or get the warheads back from Russia/Iran which were smuggled out. All of this a a precursor t othe big prize, eliminating Israel as a country, which is the ultimate goal. Israel must: keep reminding its enemies that such a daring strike will result in total devesation to those who attack it.
using all of its capabilities. No holds barred and signigicant collateral damage. This is not 48o r 67, this is for all the marbles, with both sides
preparing their armies for the worse
Obama's hesitancy worked in the short run...but over 20 yers is valueless. In 3 years, the US msut vote in people who would have taken out a few hudred missile sites in Syria, and not played games.Rembember, Iran has missile boats offshore the US whichcan fire missiles laden with Sarin, making small terrorist and successfu acts here (Boston) pale in comparison. And you know where those missiles are aimed.