Ever notice that you can easily mispronounce sarin in a way that it sounds like Syrian? Or vice versa? If you were creative you could make a tongue twister out of that. I've heard several on-air news folks and talkers stumble and transpose those two words. The Syrian sarin goes mainly down the drain. Can't blame them it's a common and human mistake. But It's almost as though the names were brought together by an ad agency.
Now this might be coincidence. Recall some months or so ago when Iran's nuclear program was all in the news in the MSM? All the talk about the Iranian plan to enrich Uranium? Say that quick and you got another tongue twister. More than once I've heard the anchor say, "What if the Uraniums had a bomb," or "We can't trust the Uraniums." Maybe my ears were playing tricks or maybe they actually said that on Fox, but I'm certain I heard that's what I heard.
I will not mention the Obama/Osama similarity. We've all heard that. It's been thoroughly debunked, except in the subconscious.
Unless you accept that coincidences truly exist, the ONLY answer I can find is that somewhere, somehow the great script writer in the sky is watching over us, and his ways are devious.