No coincidence in the timing of that statement. Israel knows we have already announced that the use of chemical weapons was a red line and the west would have to act to remedy the situation and secure the WMD. Israel knows A U.S. Army headquarters element has been deployed to Jordan to, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel put it, "prepare for a number of scenarios" and help the country defend its border with Syria. I happen to agree but the timing for Israel is perfect for Israel.
For months there have been tit for tat accusations of chemical weapon use. Personally I believe it to be the Assad regime. However you know we are going to end up right in the middle of this. From the beginning of the chaos in Syria we have been saying that Iran more specifically the IRG (Iran Revolutionary Guard) was in Syria helping if not leading the way in trying to quell the uprising along with Hezbollah.
By attacking and defeating Iraq we freed Iran up to pursue her version of new middle East order by interfering wherever she could while Bush was doing the same thing with his Middle East Democratization program. I think you can see how successful Bush and Cheney were with chaos creating Middle East Democracy program but you are barely seeing the results they created in Iran and throughout the Middle East.
The goal absolutely is to be the country who decides which direction the new Middle East (dis)order will take. Bush started it by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!