Anyway, its OK to be pessimistic here. It's just that horrible. I still have this voice ringing through my head from some hysterical Syrian guy on NPR today saying: "They're going to kill us all!"
Yes . . . probably dude. Probably.
So beyond my own blues, here is professor Joshua Landis on the matter. This is a really great video to watch. The prof is spot on. In essence, Landis dosn't think #Assadwillfall unless the military defects, or a foreign army intervenes.
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