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FOREIGN POLICY U.S. Plans for Assad’s Demise AFP

U.S. Plans for Assad’s Demise

The end appears to be near. Pentagon officials were in talks with Israel’s government Wednesday to strategize for what appears to be the Assad regime’s eminent collapse. Officials discussed the possibility of Israeli forces targeting Syrian weapon facilities should the regime collapse. Pentagon officials are advocating against such an attack out of worry that Israeli military intervention might cause Syrians to rally against a common enemy in defense of Assad. Officials say the bombing that killed several of Assad’s advisers Wednesday may be the turning point in country’s conflict. “Assad is a spent force in terms of history,” White House secretary Jay Carney told reporters. Earlier Wednesday, Syria’s national security office was bombed by a suicide bomber as the army tried to fend off attacks by the rebels.

July 18, 2012 8:28 PM