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-- Syrian government that has been slaughtering its own people for nearly two years is on the brink of collapse.
That from the head of NATO.
He says it's only a matter of time before president Charles sought us out of power and -- -- -- powerful ally also seems to be losing hope.
Today a Russian at this official said for the first time.
The rebels might win the civil war.
As he put it we have to face the facts he also revealed Moscow is making plans to evacuate thousands of Russian citizens from Syria.
Analysts saying fall out of a side would also be huge blow -- his other allies Iran.
And the terror group Hezbollah.
The fox reports chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt block and -- new New York City newsroom now Jonathan this change of tone from the Russian seems to be very significant.
Yeah it certainly is because -- remember has been president Bashar Al Assad's greatest ally.
And greatest protector and if they aren't changing that -- now.
-- that the rebels are getting closer and closer.
To a sad how -- center.
In Damascus through the violence that we have seen -- intensifying over the last couple weeks.
It signifies that the Russians are realizing that -- greatest friend in the Middle East is -- -- to be out of power and they better pretty quickly.
Scott making some new friends among the the rebel opposition US officials say that's simply pleased to see the Russians finally.
Facing up to reality -- We certainly agree that aside will not be a part serious future we have noted as.
The media has.
The progress that the opposition.
Has been making.
We still believe that for the sake of the Syrian people -- ought to leave.
Now now the questions remain of calls how long does president a -- and president of -- Hold on -- how desperate does he get while he does that and in that desperation.
Walk kind of extreme measures might he take what kind of weapons might he use against the opposition and his own people.
It's Syrian officials -- -- seem to be in a state of denial about all of us.
Yes certainly we haven't heard from president Assad himself but we did hear extensively today.
From his Information Minister who trotted out.
-- well warned government conspiracy theories for instance saying that the western accusations that these Syrian government has used scud missiles is just a lie.
-- the talk of a sounds a bit days being numbered.
Is an attempt by the international community.
To kind of create a self fulfilling prophecy.
He also talked about the Russian position and rather curiously said it hasn't changed -- -- listened.
That's an applicant and I don't think there's any change in the Russian position the only thing is that the American position came closer -- Russian position and hope for example the Americans and -- -- -- -- -- -- a terrorist -- and most that means the Americans are coming closer to the Russian side and you know but I'm convinced there is no change in Russian position.
Now whether that was intentionally misleading on not -- certainly seems divorced from reality.
To suggest that the US position is moving closer to the Russians.
Rather than vice Versa I remember Saddam Hussein's Information Minister during the war in Iraq.
Since we may have another Baghdad -- on my hands Harris.
Wow divorced from reality -- -- -- will start to sink in when the Russians start physically pulling their people out of that country Seattle's -- sort of there's.
Jonathan -- thank you very much.
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