President Bashar al-Assad is getting desperate. Civil war HAS come to Syria. Fighting is raging inside cities as well as in the country side. Hundreds of his soldiers have taken off uniforms and gone over to the rebels or fled to Turkey. Each day makes clearer the end of Assad is approaching, the only remaining questions are when and how? A desperate man thinks desperate thoughts. Assad now mumbles threats of using biological warfare.
The Russian government,main ally of Syria, is furious at such talk. The last thing Russia needs, given its large Muslim population, is terrorists with access to biological warfare. The Russian government made clear to Assad “don’t even think” about the biological weapon. Hopefully, this might lead Russia to actively work for a peaceful resolution of the civil war in Syria.