A renewed confidence.
Personally, I would like to see this thug vaporized by a drone, then replaced by a less hostile to the West/Israel leader who knows full well he’s next if he misbehaves in the traditional manner.
Assad forces 'Regained momentum'...
SYRIA’S ASSAD ‘CONFIDENT IN VICTORY’ IN CIVIL WAR
By ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE
— May. 30 5:32 PM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he is “confident in victory” in his country’s civil war, and he warned that Damascus would retaliate for any future Israeli airstrike on his territory.
Assad also told the Lebanese TV station Al-Manar that Russia has fulfilled some of its weapons contracts recently, but he was vague on whether this included advanced S-300 air defense systems.
The comments were in line with a forceful and confident message the regime has been sending in recent days, even as the international community attempts to launch a peace conference in Geneva, possibly next month. The strong tone coincided with recent military victories in battles with armed rebels trying to topple him.
The interview was broadcast as Syria’s main political opposition group appeared to fall into growing disarray.
The international community had hoped the two sides would start talks on a political transition. However, the opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, said earlier Thursday that it would not attend a conference, linking the decision to a regime offensive on the western Syrian town of Qusair and claiming that hundreds of wounded people were trapped there.