Carta OpinionGlobal, 15.02.2018 Riad Fouad Saade, empresario libanés y consul honorario de Chile en Beirut
The Syrian war directly involves many players: (a) Major: the USA, Russia, China (with a shy absence of a European Union, vassal to the USA); and (b) Regional: Turkey, Iran, Israel and oil rich monarchies of the Gulf, all of it en-crunched in an ideological war between Islam and the Western civilization
That Syrian war is reaching a delicate stage due to the absence of US clear policy about the Middle East region. If the USA pretend having a "vision", they certainly do not have a policy to which their allies, agents or contractors, can refer to position themselves. Turks, Kurds, Saudis, and even Israelis can confirm what is obvious on the ground.
The Syrian events, started in March 2011, almost seven years ago, were advertised as a civil war against the dictatorship of President Bashar el Assad. If the whole western world called for his resignation and for a regime change, the same whole world insisted that it did not intervene and that was an internal matter.
The last American Ambassador to Damascus has lately disclosed terrifying figures about the billions spent by the USA to oust Assad regime. This without counting the more important number of billions "invested" in this operation by Saudi Arabia and Qatar and the UAE
Is the nearly 100 billion dollars spent to ignite and maintain the war in Syria, a mere "civil war" against a dictator? The question remains: what are coming weeks bringing to the Middle East, while millions of Syrians are suffering hell?