02.10.2011 05.Cheschwan. 5772
With nuclear weapons, Assad could presumably have slept well even as he continued to massacre his citizens.
The deteriorating position of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, both at home and abroad, goes a long way toward explaining his never-ending attempts to obtain nuclear weapons. It also goes some way toward explaining the Iranian regime's stubborn determination to produce a nuclear bomb.
The goal is not only to obtain weapons that would allow them to destroy the State of Israel, but also, and primarily, to obtain an insurance policy for their decaying totalitarian regimes – one of which is already on the way out, while the other, in Tehran, is worried that the Syrian precedent will create a domino effect in its country….