Whoever mounted the Sarin gas attack in Syria has achieved every single objective ISIS can ever have wished for. Each absolutely contrary to the interests, even the survival of the Assad regime.
1.The Russians have suspended the inter airforce agreement between themselves and the allies, making the danger of a collision between a Russian jet and and an Allied jet so great the Allies will have to suspend or limit their bombing of ISIS.
2.Since the gas attacks western public pressure makes it more and more likely that Bashar Assad’s regime will have to give way to the farce of a ‘democratic’ election. As the Arabs have had no success whatsoever with democracy, they have to be governed by dictators or monarchies, following such an election Syria will quickly become a failed state which ISIS will exploit as it has done in Libya.
3. Trump is a vain man and the public approval he has so far reaped for his token attack (at the cost of 59 Cruise Missiles at $100,000 apiece with no Syrian planes destroyed) will tempt him into more foolish adventures in the Middle East from which ISIS can only benefit.
4. Who might have loaded the Sarin into the bombs? Its a long way from Bashar Assad’s bunker to the bomb bay of a MIG fighter. The other possibility is that the Sarin was planted in the area where Syrian bombers were operating. It would be only a matter of time before a bomb hit the containers. There may be more !
Whodunnit? My candidates are. ISIS operatives inside Assad’s airforce, Islamist forces operating below the area being bombed, or perhaps the Russians are thinking of getting rid of Assad and replacing him with a more malleable puppet.
The very last person to have ordered this is Assad himself.
And of course there is always the possibility – that so far only exists in the troubled dreams of the average jihadist psychotic – of an accidental nuclear exchange between the Russians and the West. We are all going to heaven!