A senior Syrian government spokesman just confirmed his nation did indeed possess chemical weapons, and might employ them against a "foreign aggressor."
The embattled regime of Bashar Asad just managed to shoot itself in both feet, provide ammunition to Syria's enemies, and give them yet another excuse to intervene in its raging civil war.
Western governments and media that have become cheerleaders for Syria's rebels, went into full trumpet mode, issuing dire warnings of Syria's "threat of weapons of mass destruction." Israeli and the US officials warned they might have to seize Syria's chemical arsenal lest it fall into the hands of Lebanon's Hezbullah. Shades of Iraq and Saddam Hussein's wmd's.
The bumbling Damascus regime was too inept to explain that Syria had acquired a limited arsenal of chemical weapons over the past twenty years as a counter-force to Israel's tactical nuclear weapons. Western media barely mentioned this important point.
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