Syria's new chemical equation
The IDF assumed the Syrians would not make 'first use' of chemical weapons but would respond with them if Israel attacked Syrian territory with weapons of mass destruction. All that has changed.
Syria changed its status two weeks ago: The regime in Damascus admitted that it had stockpiles of chemical weapons that were ready to be used. The switchover was done casually, in the shadow of that country's raging civil war. But it seems it deserves more attention than it has received.