Obama tells Assad to give it up. KehlBayern August 19, 2011 News The jig is up for Bashar al-Assad. Much of Europe and now the US is telling him to stop slaughtering his people and step aside. With Qadaffi rumored to be seeking exile in Tunisia, events in this region of the world just keep getting more promising. What shape these regimes take in the future will be the subject of debate and study for decades to come.