Britain to hold direct talks with Syrian opposition

In an interview with Russia Today TV, Syrian President Bashar Assad rejected and offer from the British prime minister. It would have granted him safe passage out of Syria if he guaranteed an end to the country's civil war.

Assad said he will never leave, and that he will never be a "puppet" of the West.

Col. Cedric Leighton (U.S. Air Force, retired) discussed that and other issues with Capital Insider.