Kurds, ISIS, SAA and FSA, the nation is divided into 4 different groups. Even with Hezbollah and iranian support, Assad will not win. Russia is focused on Ukraine and NATO/Gulf Arabs are pouring money, arms and supplies into the rebel side. Assad should try and eradicate ISIS and then bail out of the nation.
Yes, I believe that Assad's time is running out, because there cannot be peace is Syria as long as he is holding on to power. He needs to step down for the good of the nation. He has been so harsh on protesters that there have been many deaths. His authority is gone.
A protracted civil war in Syria doesn't end well for Bashar al-Assad. Eventually, there will be more Syrians attacking him than there are troops in his military. Eventually, al-Assad's troops will run out. Eventually, international monitors will side with the rebels when more atrocities by al-Assad are discovered. It's only a matter of time before he is deposed.
I believe it is true that Assad's time is running out. Syria has been out of control for an extended period of time and despite negotiations there has been little improvement. I believe Obama's willingness to help with military strikes was off balance and I'm glad Putin stepped in to shoot that idea down, however the longer the problems persist, the more likely a war will develop.
Assad's time is decreasing because he is grabbing more and more enemies each an every day. He has made the United States extremely upset, and by those means has alos made millions of the world's population upset due to such a civil war and innocent death. His time is short.
Assad is a bad actor. But to believe he is crazy/stupid/evil enough to attack his own civilians when he has nothing to gain from it and everything to lose is immensely short-sighted. The war drums in the west are begging for war with Russia, the only God-fearing nation left on earth. As long as people look at the evidence, Assad will stick around.
no, i do not think that his time is running out at all, and i think that he is going to have a whole lot longere to be in control and to run the nation that he is over right now, i think that we have not seen the last of him.