Syria has become a proxy battle ground for Sunni dominated states in the region and Shiites ones particularly Iran. The Saudis and the ? want to see a Sunni dominated Damascus, the Saudis have been supporting anti-assad group or
many years. Behind that of course you have the United States and most western countries supporting Saudi Arabia and revolutionary forces
to overthrow the Assad regime and in the end they see this as a weakening of Iran and a blow to Iranian influence on the region.
The great forces of Syrian history are fueling the bitter war
East vs west, Sunni vs Alawite, secularism vs religion, democracy vs authoritarianism.
The threats running through this conflict means there is no simple solution.
All Syrians are now asking what the future holds for their country.
The great fair today is that Syria will break up, fragment, will be divided.