By Micah HalpernI'm Predicting:
The tide of the conflict in Syria is changing.
Yesterday, during the White House briefing, Jay Carney said this:
"And while there are ups and downs on the battlefield and changes in momentum, the fact is Bashar al-Assad will never again rule Syria in the way that he did before and the Syrian people demand, rightfully, new leadership and a new government."
"And we are focusing our efforts to help bring about the day when a transition can take place that will help Syria turn the corner towards a cessation of violence and reconciliation, and the possibility of a government that respects the rights of all of Syria's people."
The real meaning of it all is this:
Assad is now winning and when Assad resumes total control he will not rule the way he once did.
I would speculate that once Assad takes back control, he will brutally destroy his enemies - like even he has never done before. Then, he might begin some liberalizing measures.
Liberalizing Syria will only come after all those who rose up against the president are dead or exiled.
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