The Syrian conflict has now acquired a dynamic of its own. Its no longer about the self determination and emancipation of the long suffering populace but the theatre of war has tragically morphed into a proxy war between global and regional powers with Assad and ISIS continuing to beat the drums of war. Could there be a Yugoslavian style type of exit strategy? Assad must be isolated to his bastion where opposition will spring up against him and put paid to his devious intransigence like the former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. Only time will tell.