Assad lives in a delusional Universe. For over a year, he has tried to bomb Syrians into submission. But the Syrian people won't submit. You see, Syrians use to want change followed by reform. Now they simply want Assad's head. His last remaining friends on earth are Khomenei and Vladimir Putin. Men that know something about oppression. But Russia is toying with Syria to project power... and Tehran needs to show the west who's boss. A few more Army defections will make even 'Emperor Putin' or the 'Supreme Putz' think twice. In the end, Assad will find he needs the safety of exile... or better yet, we may find Assad dead.
EU's Tusk warns Turkey to cut refugee flow (Reuters)