Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has passed the point of no return and may suffer the same fate as the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein, said on Saturday Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak .
I think he has passed the point of no return, no he can not restore its authority or legitimacy, he said at a conference on international security in Canada.
I'm not saying it is a linear process, it lasts for more than six months, but the slope may be even steeper since, as we see, people in its security forces , its armed forces, his administration began to assess how it will end, he said before some 300 defense experts met in Halifax (southeast).
I think we see for the first time fractures in his support, he further said.
And it is also clear to me that what happened a few weeks ago to Gaddafi ... and what happened to Saddam Hussein, might now expect.
There are signs of an acceleration leading to the end of the plan, he said. We probably will not need next year to have a session on Syria, he said participants in Halifax
Syria has been shaken since mid-March by an unprecedented protest movement, which tends to degenerate into armed conflict, repression of protest that have more than 3,500 dead, according to the UN.