BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats stated on Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will likely retake the entire country in the near future.

“President Bashar al-Assad has largely defeated the opposition and is now seeking to regain control over all of the Syrian territory”, Coats said during a Senate committee hearing.

Coats told the Senate committee that while Assad would retake the entire country, he would do so by avoiding conflict with both Turkey.

“The regime will focus on retaking territory while seeking to avoid conflict with Israel and Turkey,” he added.

 

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Hopefully Assad will be able to achieve peace and unite Syria again.

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again!! dreamer of nightmares

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Amen! I’m a born-again Christian, a Zionist, and Trump voter, and a college educated woman and I SUPPORT PRESIDENT ASSAD OF SYRIA. With the help of Russia, and the exit of U.S. forces, President Assad is the best choice to lead Syria. The U.S. military does not have any evidence that he used chem warfare since 2011. However, the rebel army and ISIS have used chem weapons. The rebels have a connection with NETFLIX to spread false videos, such as the “Douma” non-event.

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@all-American, I am a democrat and conservative. I do not buy the chemical myth either. And I also voted for my head of state who doesn’t like President Assad.

No matter what choice Dr. Assad is. The countries that interfered in Syria acted against UN’s A/RES/2625(XXV).

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If US withdraw and French do so, SDF will be forced to team with Assad… Hmmm, didn’t I wrote end 2015 or early 2016 that the Putin plan was to push ’em at doing so in the end? Now it depends on EU decisions since the Yanks say they’re into withdrawing. EU may not take the right one, unfortunately, but who knows… IMHO, the only way to avoid conflict with Israel would be sending Iranians and Hezbollah back home but AFAIK, Iranians want to stay in Syria forever and don’t hide their plan to invade Israel. If Bashar is on… Read more »

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No. You were writing about Rojava and Kurdish rights to have their own country…

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@Daeshbags-Sux, the EU has no stackes in Syria. France and Germany helped against IS attempts at Kurdish genocide. That was no part of the US/Turk oil war.

Iranian funded presence in Syria is to aid against Sunni US, KSA and Turkish financed Jiahdi oil war. Israel has no say in Syria. Iranian and Hezbollah help was invited by the Syrian President. Unlike the US Iran cannot print US $ to fund war in Syria. So Iran will cut costs and go after the war. It is up to Israel to stop aggression.

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@Daeshbag -sux. That’s a short sighted view you have there ! There would have been no Iranian presence in Syria if the Jihadi mercenaries had not been financed supported and trained by the US, KSA, Turkey and others including Israel, as part of the oil pipeline war games. Stern has hit the nail on the head when he says Iran will leave Syria after the terrorists have been defeated because they are not able to print endless money and finance endless wars like the US. It would be in Israels, indeed the entire Middle Easts best interests if Israel curbed… Read more »

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@rabbe, absolutely. UNSC res 242 from 67 already demands: (ii) Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force;

While Syria has not yet made a peace treaty, Syrian armed forces have not attacked Israel for quite some time. Israel does not recognize this 242(ii) telling Syria what to do on Syrian territory and attacks to enforce these demands.

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you’re completely delusional – there will never in peace in the me as long as the religion of peace spouts its evil dogma and there will never be peace in syria with chemical assad’s sarin arab army goosestepping over human rights

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@johnny was, You’re bonkers. I studied Chemistry at University level. US claims about chemical Assad, Sarine and Chlorine are totally delusional. And the US, Gulf, Turkish Jihadi mercenaries have been goosestepping over human rights. Their employers bear the ultimate responsibility.

p.s. The Peace Nobel Price Laureate from the US should be hung for fostering a war of aggression and a breach of A/RES/2625(XXV) like all other US war mongering presidents since WW I.

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i studied geophysics at doctorate level, so what?? my comments were about assad and directed to the rabbi. not you!!

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@ johnny was; Glad to see you putting your well earned doctorate to good use and stringing some sentences together. However your research sources and techniques are obviously flawed as regards Assads’ alleged use of chemical weapons. In 2013-14 the OPCW oversaw the destruction of Syrias chemical weapons, in full agreement with the Syrian governing bodies and military, the stockpiles of which were destroyed mainly by U.S army civilians and contractors. It’s well documented check it out. Remember also that the west never had any enemies in the Middle east before the creation of Israel, and it’s very existence is… Read more »

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yeah sure, the muslim world is on fire cos of the west and assad is one of the good guys. i repeat – you’re completely delusional. if you’re so unhappy leave the uk and live in a muslim country