The latest from Syria doesn’t look good for the Assad thugocracy:
The government has deployed more troops and artillery in the capital (Damascus) to try and stop the rebel advance that now threatens pro-government neighborhoods and downtown (the business district and major government buildings). Meanwhile the government has lost its last base between Aleppo and the Turkish border. Troops continue to retreat from all borders, making it easier for the rebels to bring in weapons and other supplies (especially medical, and food for civilians and fighters.)
That is, at least, an “end of the beginning” situation. Things could turn much worse, very quickly, for Assad if the rebels encroach on the leadership’s own homes. And then we’ll find out what little Morsi will pick up the pieces.