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#Assad's departure from power is inevitable. Vital that international community plans ahead for the day after in #Syria Text
The meeting will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, and delegates will include Syria experts, academics in post-conflict stabilization, representatives of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) opposition group and other agencies.
"Aim is to galvanize planning for political transition in Syria," Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Twitter.
"Assad's departure from power is inevitable. Vital that international community plans ahead for the day after in Syria," he said.
While many experts say Assad's ousting is all but certain
His "days are numbered," concurred the trio of officials, who offered their assessments in a background conference call following Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's televised remarks elaborating the president's position.
Still, the officials acknowledged that they expect the Syrian people to face continued "struggle and sacrifice."
Although the embattled president said it was just a matter of "interpretation", and went out of his way to praise his allies in Russia and China, the message must have been clear in Moscow. Al Assad is not listening.
This so-called plan matches the formulation that Al Assad has followed since the uprising began nearly two years ago: first comes a series of local dialogues moderated by Baathist officials, then conventions, parliamentary elections and a new constitution; finally a broad government. Syria tried this before - in fact, the head of that "coalition government", Riad Hijab, defected in August. This new plan is merely restaging of a farcical piece of political theatre.
Originally posted by cass1dy09
Germany is now deploying Patriot Missles to Turkey aswell.
Assad's recent speech, 15 Russian Warships heading to Syria and Iran just completing a Nuclear bomb Id say the end is fairly near.