World powers join forces in conflict
Regional and global powers have joined the war, either directly or through factional support. Among them are the United States and Russia. Moscow went directly into the conflict on Assad’s side, while Washington was hesitant about how to engage and which factions to support. These problems have been solved by US presidents for almost a decade.
In addition, in 2011, the United States fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Americans recovered from the financial crisis and did not support military campaigns. “I believe the (Barack) Obama and (Donald) Trump administrations have failed to recognize the scale of the Syrian challenge and the strategic interests the United States has in Syria.
Numerous analysts in the United States have long been critical of Washington’s actions, recalled Cav TV’s CD correspondent David Mishezovsky. These analysts see the biggest mistakes in leaving Kurdish allies and underestimating Moscow, which they say has turned the Syrian battlefield into a demonstration of its armed organizations and has fully launched an information war.
More regional forces joined
For the United States or Russia, Syria is one of the many areas of global struggle, and for regional powers it has often been a major issue of national interest. The chaotic Syrian battlefield soon caught the attention of Turkey, Iran and Israel.
Turkey has created a buffer zone in northern Syria. Protestant militants operate here, and Kurds fight here. Iran needs to add Syria to its sphere of influence, creating a continuous belt up to the Mediterranean. The camp is an informal counterpoint to the Sunni-Israeli informal alliance.
“The Iranian camp, made up of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah (in Lebanon), is very united. Assad’s regime has survived.