Syria: Israel considers strike at chemical weapons
Source: The Telegraph
The Pentagon is not advocating military action, particularly while President Bashar al-Assad still clings to power, but US officials told the New York Times that the option had been presented by Israel.
Thomas Donilon, the US national security advisor, was in Israel last weekend to discuss the dramatically developing crisis, which reached a bloody turning point on Wednesday when a rebel bomb killed three of Mr Assadís closest aides.
An Israeli incursion from the air or by land would be highly sensitive, given that it has officially been in a state of war with Syria for decades.
Israel however has a track record of unilateral action there, having destroyed a facility suspected of being a planned nuclear weapon research and development centre in the eastern Deir ez-Zor region in 2007.
This is already on the verge of turning into a regional shit storm. How many missiles do you think Hezbollah would then send Israel's way? And then what? Civil war in Syria, civil war in Lebanon, Hezbollah v. Israel redux, and that's just for starters.