Russian military analysis have been saying that Assad is gradually winning this war for a while already. Then, Robert Fisk pretty much confirmed this theory. Today, it is the Israeli Jerusalem Post which, with its usual hatred for everything Syrian, reluctantly admits that, well, if Assad is not winning, he sure ain't losing either. Check out the article by Jonathan Spyer entitled "Is Assad winning in Syria?" which gives some interesting details.
There are other indirect signs too.
First, we have the "Assad is using chemical weapons" fairy tale. And as this was not good enough, we know have fresh reports of "massacres".
For somebody like me, who remembers the "Timisoara massacre" in Romania (never happened), how "Iraqi soldiers tossed Kuwaiti babies out of incubators" (never happened), the Markale Market massacres (both false flags), the Srebrenica "genocide" (a fabrication), the Racak massacre (staged), the various massacres in Libya (staged, misattributed) or how Gaddafi was giving out condoms and Viagra pills to his soldiers (no kidding!!), it is not hard to figure out what this sudden "surge in atrocities" really means: NATO puppets are losing the war.
That's the good news.
The bad news is that this makes a direct US/NATO intervention much more likely.