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Assad regime will ‘likely’ collapse in ‘a few weeks,’ says defense analyst

Posted By admin On December 21, 2012 @ 6:42 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Jamie Weinstein
Daily Caller [1]
December 21, 2012

Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorial regime will soon be no more, says a former defense intelligence analyst who has been closely monitoring the violence in Syria.

“In my mind, the regime’s forces could collapse at any time now,” Jeffrey White, a 34-year veteran of the Defense Intelligence Agency who now serves as a defense fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said Thursday at a panel discussion on Syria organized by his think tank.

“So how long does the regime got? In my view, at best, a few months, more likely some weeks, you know, a few weeks.”

Since the uprising against Assad’s regime began 21 months ago, the bloody and often brutal conflict is believed to have claimed the lives of tens of thousands civilians and combatants. But the rebel forces have now gained momentum, and the Assad regime is in a perilous position, White said during his presentation.

“In my mind, the likely prospects are for the regime’s position to deteriorate further, perhaps dramatically, in the weeks ahead, unless there’s some major change by the regime in its approach to the war,” White said.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/21/assad-regime-will-likely-collapse-in-a-few-weeks-says-defense-analyst/

[2] Syria: Assad regime ready to explore four day truce: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-assad-regime-ready-to-explore-four-day-truce.html

[3] Iran FM warns of vacuum in Syria if Assad regime is toppled: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-fm-warns-of-vacuum-in-syria-if-assad-regime-is-toppled.html

[4] Western officials: No proof Assad used chemical weapons in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/western-officials-no-proof-assad-used-chemical-weapons-in-syria.html

[5] The West should prepare for Assad’s victory in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-west-should-prepare-for-assads-victory-in-syria.html

[6] Israeli official: Assad preferable to extremist rebels, The Times of London reports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-official-assad-preferable-to-extremist-rebels-the-times-of-london-reports.html

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