31 Dec '12, 2am

Assad isolated, fearful as regime faces collapse, but resolute, no defections Stripes#.UOCgP82l79I.email via @dtakaki1

The U.S. fears Syrian President Bashar Assad could lose control of his country's chemical weapons and they could fall into the hands of Islamic extremists. SANA/AP photo His official portrait still refers to Bashar al-Assad as “The Hope” of the Syrian nation, but signs are increasing that the man who presides over Syria’s embattled government has little of it left for himself. Accounts of conditions inside the Syrian regime in recent days have shed new light on the psychological toll of the nearly two-year-old civil war on Assad, depicting the Syrian leader as isolated and fearful as his regime appears to be on the verge of crumbling around him. After months of nearly continuous setbacks for his government, Assad all but vanished from public view in recent weeks, giving no interviews or speeches and making no “live” appearances on state-run television. U.S. and Middle East...

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