THIS is the same old song and dance on the part of US intelligence ops, arming our enemies for perceived short term gain.
I completely reject the implication some have raised that the US is somehow manufacturing info about chemical weapons being readied by the desperate Assad regime. This is not Iraq and Obama is no GWBush, or Cheney. If Obama wanted to invade Syria, we would have done so a year ago, or started direct military aid to the rebels like we did in Libya. The real neo-cons have been screaming for it since the uprising began.
Use or threatened use of chemical weapons is entirely on Assad, and if he does it, he's finished. Not even the Russians will back him after a chemical attack. – Wes