LONDON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested on Thursday Syria's opposition will ultimately arm itself and said she would bet against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's staying in power.
Speaking directly to Russia and China, which have blocked U.N. Security Council resolutions designed to end the violence in Syria, Clinton said the government's "brutality" against its own people was unsustainable in the internet age.
"The strategy followed by the Syrians and their allies is one that can't stand the test of legitimacy or even brutality for any length of time," Clinton told reporters in London.
"There will be increasingly capable opposition forces. They will from somewhere, somehow, find the means to defend themselves as well as begin offensive measures," she added.
"It is clear to me there will be a breaking point," Clinton said. "I wish it would be sooner, so that more lives would be saved, than later, but I have absolutely no doubt there will be such a breaking point."
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- The secretary of state says the opposition will find a way to defend itself against Assad's "brutality."end word button.
I agree with Hillary Clinton along with most of the western world. If you look at Libya, Egypt, and all the others, likely what Syria and Russia and Iran are trying to do is not sustainable. The only real question is: "Will other Middle Eastern nations and Europe and the U.S. be drawn into a proxy war in Syria against Iran and Russia." This is actually the biggest long term problem for everyone to be thinking about. The Chinese are in a tough fix because they need oil too. So, in the end they likely are going to do whatever it takes to get enough oil to keep their economy running. So, this is a very unpredictable situation for the whole world at present.