That's according to German news site Spiegel, who talked to lots of anonymous sources to get their story.
You'd think Bashar has his hands more than full without trying that kind of monkey business, wouldn't you? After all, that four year "Arab Spring" we sprung on him has pretty much had him in a corner, hasn't it?
Sounds like a bad dose of Sadam redux to me.
I smell a new anti-Assad propaganda campaign. Our dump-Assad project has gone completely off the rails. Here's a new banner under which we can regroup. The Nations of Virtue will need to mount a ground offensive after all!