Bashar al-Assad inhabits a world in which he is never wrong. He is surrounded by people who understand when talking with The Leader to present good news and make certain he goes to bed with a smile on his face. Oh, there is some turmoil and discord in Syria, but it is simply the voices -and guns- of a few mentally disturbed folk. The Leader announced to HIS people that the war was proceeding according to schedule and victory was in sight. Listen to the man:
“The army and navy has a large lead on the ground and has achieved significant gains.”
“The situation in the capital has improved and strategic areas, especially the airport road are secure.”
Now, if only “the Turkish border was closed” victory would be at hand.