US aware of Assad asylum offers, says must leave

The Obama administration says it is aware that several countries in the Middle East and elsewhere have informally offered to grant asylum to Syrian President Bashar Assad and his family if they leave Syria.

The State Department said Wednesday it couldn’t vouch for the sincerity of the offers and noted that they raise serious questions of accountability for abuses committed by the Assad regime. But spokesman Mark Toner said the U.S. is convinced that Assad must leave and cannot play any role in Syria’s future.

Toner added that the United States believes Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi is currently in London. If Makdissi defected, Toner said it would be another sign the regime is “crumbling” and that members of Assad’s inner circle are realizing that the end is near.

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  • 5thDrawer

    Ahhh .. the operating-theatre ‘halo of light’ picture. Sweet.
    That No-one will ever be willing to talk to the jerk again is not news.

    • wargame1

      Assad is preparing to flee to Venezuela as I have learned from some sources. But I think he wount be able to flee. His only option is to flee in Israel via golan height  through the trees, the branches of which grow in the direction of Lake Tiberias in Israel (Sea of Galilee) but he may be captured and killed there by the Syrian Mujaheddin.

      • libnan1

         War .. oh Venezuela Margarita island is the place to be, they got some hot looking chicks on their beaches. That is what I would do if I was Asaad, appoint Aoun to the dictator of Lebanon and Syria with the help of M8 forces get rid of all Mujaheddin. 

        • wargame1

          Thats why you are Libnan1 and not Assad and I think no one wish to be Assad these days.So you wont be able to go to Venezuela and you may forget about those hot chicken instead you may gobble up some Lebanese hot potato with andalouse sauce.

        • nagy_michael2

          Columbia is the best.. ask me..

  • 5thDrawer

    Ahhh .. the operating-theatre ‘halo of light’ picture. Sweet.
    That No-one will ever be willing to talk to the jerk again is not news.

    • wargame1

      Assad is preparing to flee to Venezuela as I have learned from some sources. But I think he wount be able to flee. His only option is to flee in Israel via golan height  through the trees, the branches of which grow in the direction of Lake Tiberias in Israel (Sea of Galilee) but he may be captured and killed there by the Syrian Mujaheddin.

      • libnan1

         War .. oh Venezuela Margarita island is the place to be, they got some hot looking chicks on their beaches. That is what I would do if I was Asaad, appoint Aoun to the dictator of Lebanon and Syria with the help of M8 forces get rid of all Mujaheddin. 

        • wargame1

          Thats why you are Libnan1 and not Assad and I think no one wish to be Assad these days.So you wont be able to go to Venezuela and you may forget about those hot chicken instead you may gobble up some Lebanese hot potato with andalouse sauce.

        • nagy_michael2

          Columbia is the best.. ask me..