Never mind the deep State - that's not why you were wrong about Trump. You can't see what Trump is for the same reason you can't see what Putin is: you are blind to fascism. Rightwing tyranny sneaks up on you. Why not become a bit better informed before posting opinions, so you don't embarrass yourself in public like that? So Assad has been shown to employ the stuff long after it made any sense to do so in actual war. Which is typical of State terrorism, and common among strongman governments in the region - not only Assad. Please. Don't insult people's intelligence. Assad stockpiled them, and used them, and not in any form useful against Israel even before a nuke strike. Tell that to Assad. It's possible he also wanted to be able to trade gas attacks with Saddam, of course, if need be. He had motive for what he did - and what he does. His motives are the same now as when he stockpiled sarin and chlorine gas components, and developed barrel bomb and artillery delivery methods.