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The West should prepare for Assad’s victory in Syria

Posted By admin On July 25, 2013 @ 5:55 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Con Coughlin
London Telegraph [1]
July 25, 2013

This morning’s report that hundreds of former Syrian rebels are laying down their arms [2] and taking up the government’s offer of an amnesty is further evidence of what I have been saying (and writing) for months [3]: President Bashar al-Assad is winning Syria’s brutal civil war.

Ever since Assad’s forces turned the tide of the conflict by retaking the strategically important town of Qusayr on the Lebanese border earlier in the summer, there has been an almost immutable momentum building in favour of the regime gaining the upper hand in the conflict.

A combination of the deep divisions with the rebel ranks, with the Syrian Free Forces declaring war on their al-Qaeda allies (a civil war within a civil war), together with the tangible support Assad has received from his Iranian and Russian allies, means that the rebel cause is now all but lost. No wonder some of the rebels have decided they are fighting for a lost cause, and have decided it is no longer worth risking their lives.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/concoughlin/100227893/the-west-should-prepare-for-assads-victory-in-syria/

[2] laying down their arms: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10198632/Syria-disillusioned-rebels-drift-back-to-take-Assad-amnesty.html

[3]  I have been saying (and writing) for months: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324063304578523141082928804.html

[4] Assad says West will pay for backing al Qaeda in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-says-west-will-pay-for-backing-al-qaeda-in-syria.html

[5] Syria: why Assad may yet claim victory: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-why-assad-may-yet-claim-victory.html

[6] After the al Qusayr victory, Syria and Hizballah plan war on Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/after-the-al-qusayr-victory-syria-and-hizballah-plan-war-on-israel.html

[7] Western spies helping Syria rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/western-spies-helping-syria-rebels.html

[8] Syria crisis: Assad’s forces prepare assault on Aleppo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-crisis-assads-forces-prepare-assault-on-aleppo.html

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