Don't be fooled, Assad doesn't want peace. He gets to kick Obama because of the apology tour and the fact he's been waiting to kick America so long he couldn't wait any longer. The worm has turned and its fashionable to point out Israel's position since Obama is seen as less supportive of our ally. Obama has made things worse and they are going to get even worse. This is solely the responsibility of Obama - he's to blame and I doubt he can fix it.
Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK (Reuters)
from the article: Syria: Obama has failed in peace efforts and lost influence in Mideast