Assad's Wife Pregnant
Syrian leader's wife expecting 4th child, Lebanese paper says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2013 12:37 AM CST
Asma Assad, the Syrian leader's British-born wife, has been banned from the EU.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – Bashar al-Assad has taken time out of his schedule extinguishing thousands of lives to create a new one, at least according to a Lebanese paper sympathetic to the Syrian leader. The paper mentioned the pregnancy of Assad's wife, Asma, in an article that described the leader as confident of victory in the country's civil war, the New York Times reports. Rumors surfaced months ago that Assad's 37-year-old wife had become pregnant in June—one of the war's bloodiest months.

There are few other examples of leaders adding to their families during similar conflicts and, considering what tends to happen to the family members of leaders on the losing side, maybe Assad "really does believe what he says about his popularity and impending victory," writes Max Fisher at the Washington Post. Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, is rumored to have a second love child with a former Olympic gymnast.

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steve_frankling
Jan 31, 2013 3:38 AM CST
Christians will get a really bad time when / if Assad is defeated. it is Muslim fundamentalists who are attempting to oust him. But then the UK and US always rush in like schoolboys on a mission and then use up young lives to put it all back again....look at Egypt they are stuck with a murdering Muslim Islamist fundamentalist, they thought they had won a revolution of actual freedom...now they are butchered in the street, careful what you wish for.
CentristIntelligence
Jan 30, 2013 12:02 PM CST
so the antichrist is real then??
HANKHILL
Jan 29, 2013 3:05 PM CST
obama did it again!!!!!!!!!!