Look up Britam Defence email leaks then yawn.
The best thing Assad could do is give up his chem weapons. They're no good to him and the salafis could get hold of them . The R2P crowd, likudniks (US and European) and McCain are dying to drone their way to Tehran via Damascus. A disaster created by foreign policy wonks with no practical experience beyond heses or hagiographies of a general's in rear echelons