The Syria situation is one to watch. Everyone has their hands and nose in Syria. Hezbollah has sent a few thousand fighters to back Assad, which has stained their reputation amongst Muslims that back the opposition. Hezbollah’s presence in Syria is raising the risk of Lebanon being drawn into the conflict. There have been a few incidents in Lebanon already and some uprisings from Lebanese civilians concerning the spillover and refugee situation. Hezbollah and Iran will not back down from this one. As a matter a fact, Hezbollah is looking forward to troubles in the Golan Heights.<quoted text>
nice to see you back on this thread...a lot of things have happened (and a lot didn't happen, thankfully) since we last had our discussions. Syria will not be invaded and there will be no WW III on account of the made up threats from Iran and North Korea...I'm curious to hear your take on all of this.
Russia is sending the S-300 anti-aircraft missiles. This will make a no fly zone extra fun and that is only if one could ever gain approval anyways. Russia is pretty firm that it will veto any action in Syria and it will be interesting to see how they (backers of the opposition) manage to interfere anyways. So far, interference has come from everyone but the U.S.(publicly speaking).
The rebels are currently in a losing battle. The rebels have been surrounded, mainly by Hezbollah fighters, in Qusaya and backup units have not been able to make it for whatever reason. Backup was sent and has never arrived. A main supply route for the rebels is cut off making their situation even more troubling. At the moment, rebels are mainly dying and Hezbollah has promised victory.
Syria does not need to be invaded for this war to go regional. It is hard to tell what will happen if it does blow into a regional conflict. Heck, everyone is already involved anyways.