As Chuck mentioned on the news today, Syria continues to tumble into more violence.
Here in the Middle East, as I have monitored during the day, Syria is very much on the front page.
In Israel specifically, the concern there is still that if Syrian President Bashar Assad were to fall, what happens to Syria's non-conventional weapons such as chemical weapons, or other strategic weaponry such as advanced anti-aircraft missiles or Scud-type missiles.
The concern is that they will not be secure and be transferred to Lebanon and into the hands of Hezbollah.
The security establishment in Israel assesses that it is it is only a matter of time and opportunity.
Israel would be most concerned about the chemical weapons on the ground and anti-aircraft missiles in the air.
In such a case, it seems Israel's best option may be to neutralize the threat in a preemptive manner.
This scenario isn't pretty, because the chances for regional disruption from such an action are high.
One can assume Israel is monitoring the situation carefully from both the ground and from space, and will certainly do all it can to keep such an occerance from happening.
Middle East Correspondent