For John, BLUF: It ain't over until the fat lady gives the all clear. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the blog Fortuna's Corner we have this headline: "ASSAD TO DESTROY CHEM WEAPONS ‘IN A YEAR,’ BRING $1B". Considering the way the US and Russia are making progress down this line the time and money don't seem out of line. Shipping chemical weapons stocks is no piece of cake either. Think about Bari, Italy, during WWII.
Regards — Cliff