When Assad has razed his country to the ground on the alter of his power craving. How does he expect to rebuild the country physically as well as the trust of his own people. I'm not sure if he even had any trust at all. He will be president of a bomb site after having murdered thousands of his own people. I suspect that Russia and China might finance the rebuilding but I think this will be too much even for them. He has nowhere to go. Megalomania rules.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: Turkey closes border to Syrian goods, as helicopters bombard Damascus