Bad news for humanity, but good news for Assad. With more weapons floating around in that chaos there is more of a chance a terrorist group could get their hands on them. For Assad, it gives him a scapegoat if he does decide to use or sell them.
"According to a video reportedly posted by the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian rebels have their own chemical weapons to match Bashar Al-Assad’s – and you get to watch two rabbits die to prove it.
This link is to the video posted at YouTube. But Breitbart has helpfully loaded the video to its post on the topic today, so you don’t have to sign in at YouTube to watch it. Warning: graphic content.
After apparently setting off the chemical agent in a glass box containing the hapless rabbits, the speaker in the video issues this warning (translation cited at Breitbart):
You saw what happened? This will be your fate, you infidel Alawites, I swear by ALLAH to make you die like these rabbits, one minute only after you inhale the gas.
Breitbart speculates that the chemical used on the rabbits is a nerve gas, due to its observable effects. That’s a good guess. The close-ups early in the video, of potassium chlorate and sodium nitrite containers, show explosive agents that could be used to disperse the toxic chemical. This latter is actually interesting, as it seems to suggest that the rebels or their terrorist compadres have the capability to build their own chemical weapons."