"Senior Israeli military officers, referring to the Syrian foreign ministry statement Monday, July 23, that Syria would only use chemical weapons against “external aggression” say it was a direct threat by the Assad regime to turn those weapons against Israel. There was no denial of their potential transfer to Hizballah, against which Israel has vowed to use force. "Assad has taken carte blanche for when and against whom to wage chemical warfare." More at Debka
Two hours for Syrian chemical weapons to reach Lebanon. Four armies prepared.
Assad rebuilds fighting command, retaliates against Turkey.
Presumably this is why Assad threatened and why the UN Secretary is very worried: DEBKAfile reports exclusively. ... Assad also received a last warning not to move his chemical weapons again or else they would be destroyed from the air.
And now, US Warns Syria Over Chemical Weapons: Pentagon officials tell Syria not to 'even consider' using chemical weapons; Israel will secure Syrian stockpiles if regime collapses. "They should not think one iota about using chemical weapons," Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters.