The U.S. military chief says the fighting in Syria's largest city of Aleppo will ultimately be 'a nail in President Assad's coffin'. Leon Panetta is currently on a Middle East tour, promising to continue to push for Assad's departure. RT spoke to Michel Chossudovsky from the Centre for Research on Globalization. He believes there are indications that NATO states may soon move from war mongering against the Syrian regime to real action.
The Pentagon chief has said the Syrian army's actions in the commercial hub of Aleppo will ultimately be 'a nail in Assad's coffin'. Leon Panetta was speaking en route to Tunisia as he begins a tour across the Middle East and North Africa. The Syrian city has been the scene of fierce fighting for over a week since rebels moved in from the outskirts, forcing civilians to flee. The conflict continues to claim lives - with more youngsters becoming directly involved in the fighting.