The Middle East is exploding with unrest and violence. But one situation in particular could cause a major catastrophe for the world, including the United States—and is being almost entirely overlooked by the media. It could be the deadliest mystery in the Middle East.
Western intelligence agencies are worried about Syria’s chemical weapons. They estimate that Syria has several hundred tons of chemical weapons at perhaps 20 or more sites throughout the country. They are most concerned about the deadly nerve agent, sarin gas. “Syria is thought to possess the world’s third-largest stockpile of chemical weapons after the United States and Russia .… Syria’s weapons, predominantly deadly nerve agents that can be delivered by artillery rockets, shells and aircraft munitions, were developed for use in a war against Israel” (Washington Post, September 6).