Assad doesn't strike me as the type to stay till the revolution is right overhead. He strikes me more as the type who'll shit his pants at the first sound of gunfire within his actual vicinity, and run off on his very expensive plane. The sooner this happens the better, though I do feel a bit sorry for the people who have to clean his seat.
I hope that Ali Ferzat is better in time to make a cartoon about it. Satirists and cartoonists are an important part of a democracy, and if Syria is going to be one, soon, they'll probably need his drawings.