Clinton: With more defections, Syrian regime's 'days are numbered'
A member of the Free Syria Army walks past a destroyed Syrian forces tank in the town Atareb in northern Aleppo province.
July 8th, 2012
06:15 AM ET

Clinton: With more defections, Syrian regime's 'days are numbered'

By the CNN Wire Staff

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that "the days are numbered" for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

"There is no doubt that the opposition is getting more effective in their defense of themselves and in going on the offense against the Syrian military and the Syrian government's militias," Clinton said during a press conference in Tokyo on Sunday.

And with a recent increase in defections from the al-Assad regime, "the sand is running out of the hourglass," Clinton said.

"The sooner there can be an end to the violence and a beginning of a political transition process, not only will fewer people die, but there's a chance to save the Syrian state from a catastrophic assault that would be very dangerous not only to Syria but to the region," she said.

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      Hillary spends her time pursuing the interests of the Israeli government!

      July 9, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
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    Here goes Hilary Clinton again with her endless bragging about the impending "downfall" of the Assad regime in Syria. Then again, with a few billion dollars jinging in one's pockets, one can almost bribe anyone into doing what they want!!!

    July 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Reply
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      Your a narrow minded twit! have you thought of living in iran, onther words leave America you sound like a Radical Muslim, perhaps a Communist.

      July 9, 2012 at 3:07 am | Reply
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    hillary clinton should be killed someone must beat this whoore to death with a baseball bat.

    July 8, 2012 at 6:59 am | Reply
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      Most politicians deserve that, as well as the entire elite 1%

      July 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
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        the two of you duds should meet the justice & safety of mankind to receive an education on a personal level.

        July 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
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