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Sooner or later Assad will be discarded by Russia who are his only safe guard from a lynching
This will be Assad's 21st year as President.
I wish Russia would hurry up and discard him.
Assad is about 55 and still serves a strategic purpose for both Russia and Iran , his leadership has seen his country turned into a failed state where various sectors are controlled by various parties , his army is unable to operate without Russian and Iranian support and intervention and this is in turn opposed by the Kurds , the US , Turkey and Israel (to name but a few) ISIL is regrouping , rearming and again it is recruiting .
Putin is an excellent cold blooded strategist and he sees that no matter how he tries he cannot achieve either peace or stability and at the same time he also sees Assad play the Russians off against the Iranians .
Assad will offered up at a time and place which suits Russia and when it happens there will be multiple parties involved and no Russian hands to be seen
In the over 500 attacks on Syrian/ Iranian / Hezbollah forces we have lost one plane to engine failure and it got home and so far each and every designated target has been destroyed - NONE of this would be possible without the assistance of the Russians either overtly or covertly who apparently have been facing the wrong way each time every time
Until Putin has no further need of him then Assad will continue , it is always possible we can get him if we really wanted him but I am guessing he devil we know is better than the alternative
This is a multi fronted conflict with multiple groups multiple major forces and all with differing visions on what they want ,
The loser has been Syria , my only visit was back in 1973 as we headed into Syria and pushed towards Damascus that visit was enough for me .
Assad will survive until he Putin decided he has no longer any use for him , I am sure most of the Major Intel agencies have the ability to finish Assad if given the go ahead that has not been given because for the moment the devil they know etc
Assad is a tyrant of the very worst type , he has allowed and promoted the utter destruction of his country to retain his wealth and power and with every death he has on his hands so he has condemned his entire family to certain gruesome death at sometime in the not too distant future
Berry is an avid supporter of Assad FYI
Further to my mail of yesterday it appears that my information is correct and that Hezbollah are either reading my posts or they also know that Putin is recalibrating where he wants to be in Syria Hezbollah worries Russia is pushing regime change in Syria - www.israelhayom.com
Putin will not support Assad with an open ended account ,he will possibly have one eye on the USA where a deal in removing Assad would sit well with Biden who in turn would ease sanctions on Russia
Assad is on a very short rope
Assad as bad as he is portrayed is better than the alternative IMO.
What is it about nation sovereignty that America doesn't 'get'? We have a history of butting into other nations' business. What in the world is the United Nations for I wonder?
Early on in American history we learn that it was the idea of MANIFEST DESTINY that started it all...in the name of Christianity...spreading The Word.