Where will all this lead?
For now, it can only lead to the further isolation of the regime in the international arena. The world may not have the will to swat the Assads down at this stage, but it can put them on the backburner until such time that such will is indeed there, or until such time that opposition groups are able to mount a serious challenge to the regime.
Indeed, it appears that the only way out of this dark corner into which the Assads have maneuvered themselves will most surely be paved with their carcasses. Until then, the show of folly and madness will go on.