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Syria is the ground for an international conflict of big proportions.

Another failed Summit.- -French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (2ndL) poses for media with the head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC), Abdel Basset Sayda (2ndR), opposition figure and member of the SNC, Georges Sabra (L) and CNS Spokesperson, Bassma Kodmani (R) on June 29, 2012, at the Quai d’Orsay, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, before international talks in Geneva on Syria’s conflict. — Photo Credit AFP

The Global Powers factor.

World powers struck an agreement last Saturday that a transitional Syrian government should be set up to end the conflict in which more than 10,000 people have died, but they remained at odds over what part Assad might play. This proposal will restrict but not put an end to the Alawite/Baath power  in Syria, but could sideline Bashar.


The Al Qaeda fraction.

Iraq’s top diplomat on Thursday said he had “solid information” that Al Qaeda militants were crossing from Iraq to Syria to carry out attacks, warning of a violent spillover that could shake the Middle East.

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said Baghdad had for years urged Damascus to clamp down on militant traffic as Sunni fighters headed from Syria to aid the Iraqi insurgency.

“Now their direction is the other way around,” Zebari told reporters in Baghdad.

“We have solid information and intelligence that members of Al Qaeda’s terrorist network have gone to Syria,” he said, without elaborating. “Our main concern, to be honest with you, is about the spill over — about extremist, terrorist groups taking root in neighboring countries.”

Zebari also…READ MORE HERE

A large number of jihadists have flocked to Syria since al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri formally endorseda religious war against the Assad regime last year.READ MORE HERE.

The U.S.-Saudi factor.

According to Hisham Jaber, director of the Middle East Studies Center, the United States put Saudi Arabia to spend money in arms weapon trafficking and to finance the Free Syrian Army. READ MORE HERE

However, the United States are not convinced of what should be done in Syria and is still collecting intelligence on the field.

Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon.-

Being the Alawites very close to shiites, Iran supports Bashar Assad regime with weapons and logistics, acting together with Hezbollah (Lebanon) and Hamas in Gaza.

On the other hand, since the shooting down of a Turkish military jet, Turkey is getting more involved in the Syrian crisis. Thousands of Turkish soldiers are now at the border with Syria. Same delicate border situation is happening with Jordan and Lebanon. Even Israel is worried about Hezbollah and Hamas getting somewhat involved with the Syrian  war.