There will be an unimaginable bloodbath of Christians and Alawites slaughtered if Assad falls, but that's just for starters. The king of Jordan is warning that their chemical weapons stockpile could fall into the hands of jihadists.
It's interesting to me that the world's eyes look to Israel. Israel, the scapegoat and word's punching bag, is the one the world relies on in that part of the world to save us from evil (i.e. the Osirak nuclear plant in Iraq and the NORK-built nuclear plant in Syria).
Washington has held talks with Israel about a possible strike at Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, which is thought to be the largest in the world.
Thomas Donilon, the US national security advisor, was in Israel last weekend to discuss the bloody crisis:
Telelgraph: Its concern is shared by King Abdullah of Jordan, who told CNN that in the "worst case scenario" chemical weapons could end up in the hands of jihadist groups among the patchwork of anti-Assad forces.
"Our information is that there is a presence of al-Qaeda in certain regions inside Syria, and has been there for a while," he told CNN.
The king of Jordan warned Wednesday that his northern neighbor Syria was on the brink of all-out civil war and that in a worst-case scenario, chemical weapons could fall into the hands of Al-Qaeda. AFP, July 18, 2012
King Abdullah II told CNN a bomb attack that killed core members of the Syrian regime was a "tremendous blow" to President Bashar al-Assad but not yet the death knell for a regime that remains determined to cling to power.
"In other words, it's getting very, very messy to a point where I think the worst-case scenario for all of us in the region is when you get full-out civil war. There is no coming back from the abyss," he said.
Earlier, a bomb attack in Damascus killed key Syrian officials, including Defense Minister DaoudRajha, Assad's brother-in-law AssefShawkat and General HassanTurkmani, head of the regime's crisis cell on the uprising.
"Definitely this shows some cracks in the system, but again, I don't think we should jump to any conclusion writing the regime off in the near future," Abdullah said, while warning time was running out for a political solution.
"I think as we continue to pursue the political option, the realities on the ground may have overtaken us. Therefore I think the clock is ticking," he said.
"I think we should continue to give politics its due. But if we haven't already passed that window, I think we're getting very close to it.
"If it breaks down, if civil order breaks down to the point of no return, then it will take years to fix Syria. And I have a feeling we're seeing signs of that over the past three weeks," he warned.
"The only people that can bring us back from that brink are obviously the president and the regime. And I believe this is the last chance they have," he said. "This is a situation that is rapidly spinning out of control."
Asked about reports that Syrian forces have begun moving chemical weapons stocks, Abdullah said he was concerned that in the event of a descent into all-out war, the arms could fall into extremist hands.
"Our information is that there is a presence of Al-Qaeda in certain regions inside Syria, and has been there for a while," he told CNN.
"And, again, one of the worst-case scenarios as we are obviously trying to look for a political solution would be if some of those chemical stockpiles were to fall into unfriendly hands," he warned.