ISIS may have chemical weapons
Huffington Post - 10/13/2014
Max Abrahms, a professor at Northeastern University who studies counterterrorism, told The Huffington Post chemical weapons may help ISIS enforce compliance among communities like the Syrian Kurds, and scare rival militant groups. He said the finding was unlikely to significantly change the White House calculus.
“If they wanted to use this as sort of a rallying cry for putting in U.S. troops on the ground, they might be able to,” Abrahms said. “But I don’t think they want to.”