How will they know when Assad croaks?

Reports are circulating that Assad is bedridden or may have died. How will they know for sure when he’s croaked? Poke him with a cattle prod?

Apparently this isn’t the first time some have let their wishful thinking get away with them. He’s been rumored dead before. Whether he’s alive or dead only matters if it will weaken his regime & strengthen the revolution against him.

One thing we do know: nearly half-a-million Syrians have died & several millions are refugees. Whenever he croaks the requiems will be a hallelujah chorus.