I've noticed that there are a lot less desertion videos now than during the previous few months. Wonder if this means that the opposition can't rely on defections anymore to replenish their losses and keep the momentum going against the superior Syrian military. Seems that the window for defection is still slightly open but closing fast with those most likely to defect already having done so and mounting casualties on the Syrian army side hardening the soldiers resolve to fight against the opposition because they are getting targeted.
Obama hinted in Camp David that Assad could go away like Saleh. Mostly it's a hint to the opposition. At least something more close to reality.
Assad refused anything like it 6 months ago when AL proposed plan similiar to that in Yemen (resignation of president in exchange for full immunity, vice-president appointed as head of state during transition period during government of national unity). So itīs just probably political BS.