Here’s a little bit of background information. I’m sure everyone who’s been reading this blog is aware of who Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula is. For those who’ve only seen this for the first time, it’s currently the strongest cell branch of the Al-Qaeda terror network and is based primarily in Yemen. AQAP is responsible for conducting successful prison breaks throughout the Mideast freeing many of its operatives in countries such as Yemen, Oman, etc., and having apparently regrouped and regrown their operational strength, they’re ready to start conducting new attacks against American and other infidel installations in the Arab World, and possibly America itself. Think of the underwear bomber of 2009, he was affiliated with this cell. Anyway, the reason for the high-level concern within the senior ranks of the Obama Administration is that this branch has expertise in constructing and handling chemical weaponry. Imagine the destruction and carnage, as well as toxicity left in the wake of chemical-laced bomb explosion.
The question of whether AQAP will use a chemical weapon is really irrelevant, it’s a matter of where they would use one and when.