Russia is sending two planes to Lebanon to evacuate more than 100 of its citizens from Syria in the clearest sign yet that Moscow may be preparing for Assad's defeat.
It is planned that more than 100 Russian KGB thugs will leave Syria on these planes.
he flights might be the beginning of a longer evacuation operation.
Russia has been Assad's main foreign protector during a 22-month uprising against the Tyrant's rule, but a Russian "diplomat" conceded last month the Russian client had lost territory and the Mujahideen fighting Assad could win the war.
Preparing to fly out its KGB citizens is the clearest signal yet that Moscow believes Assad's fall may be possible.