Syria’s Long War

Anita McNaught manages to file a report from Idlib:

Nir Rosen, who just returned from Syria, shares his thoughts:

I think it’s inevitable that the regime will collapse.  But I don’t think that the collapse will be one that resembles the other Arab Spring uprisings, even Yemen. I think you’re going to have a long, drawn out civil war.  This is barring direct military intervention which takes out the regime and which I think is highly unlikely. As a result, I think that you’ll see covert support for the insurgency.  They’ll gradually carve out autonomous zones.  Then you’ll have militias fighting each other and that could last for years.