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Is Assad seeking asylum?
CNN, by Jamie Crawford

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Posted By:earlybird, 12/6/2012 2:26:45 PM

U.S. officials have said for months that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad´s days in power are numbered. A fight to the death might seem a more plausible outcome as the carnage of the Syrian civil war approaches its second year. But the idea of asylum in a third country is an option that is also emerging in questions over Assad´s fate. (Snip) The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Wednesday that Faisal al-Miqdad, the Syrian deputy foreign minister, recently traveled to Cuba, Venezuela and Ecuador with personal letters from Assad looking at the possibility of political asylum for himself and his family

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Military pundits on Fox News say asylum would be the most likely deterrant to his use of chemical weapons. The consensus seems to be that he will use them if cornered, if he has nowhere to run.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 12/6/2012 2:47:34 PM     (No. 9052154)

I think he´d go to Iran. Easier to smuggle all the gold into. Syria´s economy and currency are collapsing. If he goes, anarchy and genocide will fill the void. The chemical weapons will fall into the hands of the worst actors. The international community, aka the US, will be told tens of billions are needed to rebuild so a ruthless islamist government can take over.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/6/2012 3:17:05 PM     (No. 9052206)

Word is the US has offered him sanction. No thanks. He is a vile murderer and we have enough of those here already.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Namma, 12/6/2012 3:30:22 PM     (No. 9052224)

should be an insane asylum....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/6/2012 3:31:59 PM     (No. 9052227)

Some experts contend Assad is a prisoner of his own associates. He can´t get out.

i.e. he would be killed instantly if those around him thought he was fleeing and leaving them to a grim, very grim, fate.

That idea makes some sense given the brutal nature of Syrian politics and internal divisions. The winning side is not going to be gentle.

Even so, there are many channels in diplomacy and politics. We might see him extracted by special forces or trickery. Or get to an embassy or enclave which could be defended by a foreign force.




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Reply 5 - Posted by: ScrIbelus, 12/6/2012 3:36:40 PM     (No. 9052238)

Isn´t Obama looking for a personal trainer?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/6/2012 4:22:02 PM     (No. 9052305)

There´s a lamppost waiting with his name on it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/6/2012 4:43:07 PM     (No. 9052326)

Has Hillary finally stopped saying that Assad was a reformer, and that military intervention was not necessary??

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Reply 8 - Posted by: uno, 12/6/2012 4:57:28 PM     (No. 9052345)

Yo Basher! Do everybody a favor -
Just put yer head between yer knees and kiss yer Damascus goodbye!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: trapper, 12/6/2012 5:11:00 PM     (No. 9052360)

It is more likely that chemical weapons will be used by Assad´s army after he has fled. They saw what happened to Ghadafi and his mercenaries. Abandoned and left to their own fate, which they know means being homosexually raped and then torn to pieces by the muslim brotherhood, it is much more likely that they will launch chemical weapons at their would-be murderers in a desperate attempt to destroy them, end the revolt, and stay alive.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: otronome, 12/6/2012 5:31:10 PM     (No. 9052375)

Leading from behind is a bankrupt policy. DumBHO believes in his greatness and infallability to a degree that all he must do is undermine evil and good will follow.

Guess what? There can be a greater of two evils and the greater may e a threat to our national interests and safety of our citizens.

Mubarac = bad guy...Morsilini = worse plus an enemy of the Liberal West

Ghadafi = bad guy...AQ and Islamists = worse and they are enemies of Liberal West

Assad = murdering thug (not a reformer as Sheriff Joe, Nancy the Party Girl from Presido Heigths and PIAPS syled him) ...what follows will be a Russian puppet at war with Israel running state sponsored terrorism. We will be asked to write checks.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: sternben, 12/6/2012 6:48:56 PM     (No. 9052499)

Professor of humanities at Harvard?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bubber, 12/6/2012 11:31:30 PM     (No. 9052871)

um...Some one is going to get a hold of these things...and that´s going to be better...how???...

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