by Hal Lindsey
Over the last year, I have watched Syria and occasionally reported on the crisis there. However, it seems that even though much has transpired there — as many as 19,000 have been killed in the violence — nothing really changed. The unrest in Syria began in the early days of the "Arab Spring," which erupted in February, 2011. Yet today, 17 months later, Bashar al-Assad’s regime is still in control and maintains that control via a military that remains essentially intact.
Now it appears that the Assad dynasty may be nearing its end. Whether Bashar al-Assad is assassinated, hands over power peacefully, or makes his escape a few steps ahead of the pursuing rebel forces, it seems to be just a matter of time before Syria becomes a radically different nation. And that prospect is causing more than a few sleepless nights throughout the neighborhood.