Originally Posted by jeffandbecky
IF Assad loses Aleppo, and I think he will, this appears to be the next stage in the civil war,
Alawistan - By Tony Badran | Foreign Policy
From Assad's POV it has a lot of positives. First, he has the ports. Combined with continued support from Russia, Iran and the foreign currency reserves in the Syrian National Bank importing supplies isn't an issue for the short or medium term. Second, Assad will have the heavy elements of the Syrian Army backed up with a stock pile of chemical weapons. Those two elements combined with a scorched earth policy on the border makes the defense credible.
Wow...that surprises me....do you really think Assad will lose Aleppo anytime soon? If he does, don't you think that will be the end for him?
I believe that once Assad loses Aleppo or Damascus the support for him from Russia will very quickly disappear as Russia tries to hang on to some remaining influence. When he loses Russia, he loses everything, imo.