1991 : Paul Wolfowitz tells General Wesley Clark that the USA has "5 to 10 years to take out those old Soviet client regimes: Syria, Iran, Iraq".
1996 : The Israeli Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies publishes a document entitled A Clean Break, which calls for Israel to "engage" Iraq, Iran, Syria and Lebanon/Hezbollah.
1997 : William Kristol and Robert Kagan founded The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) and its Statement of Principles was signed by Paul Wolfowitz along with Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney.
1998 : PNAC write to then President of the USA Bill Clinton demanding war on Iraq.
2000 : PNAC publish Rebuilding America's Defenses declaring Iraq and Iran as the greatest threats to US national security, and calling for the USA to assert its military might and wage multiple simultaneous wars across the globe but recognising the need for a "new Pearl Harbor" to provoke calls for such warmongering.
2001 : On 11th September, while President George W Bush was out of town leaving senior and founding PNAC members Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz in charge of the mighty US military, four passenger planes were allegedly hijacked and flown into several buildings, including even the Pentagon! This conveniently provided the "new Pearl Harbor" that PNAC so dreamed of (and it all happened while PNAC was in charge).
2001 : Six weeks after 9/11 General Wesley Clark was told by a Pentagon planner that the USA was going to implement war and regime change in seven countries in five years: the first four were named in A Clean Break (Iraq, Iran, Syria and Lebanon) with the remaining three being Libya, Sudan and Somalia.
2003 : Iraq is invaded under the pretext that Iraq was behind 9/11 and also had WMDs, both claims proven to be total bollocks. This disastrous invasion has led to the development of Islamic State.
2006 : Israel engineers a war on Hezbollah but fails to defeat Hezbollah.
2007 : Seymour Hersh reports that the USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia had agreed that the latter would unleash the worst cutthroat Jihadis onto Syria, Iran and Lebanon (I strongly believe that this decision was taken because the initial plan as revealed to General Wesley Clark was by 2007 moribund).
2008 : The US State Department begins to organise The Arab Spring (I strongly believe that this was done to provide the cutthroat Jihadis that Saudi Arabia would unleash cover as 'freedom fighters').
2009 : British security officials ask former French foreign minister Roland Dumas to help them to organise the smuggling of Jihadis into Syria.
2011 : The Arab Spring kicks off in Libya one of the seven nations named to Clark). NATO twisted UN SCR 1973 into a Get-Gaddafi campaign in which the 'freedom fighters' in Libya were actually al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who received ground support from British Special Forces and air support from NATO. Libya is now a Jihadi hell hole.
2011 : The Arab Spring began in Syria, and after killing Gaddafi the Jihadis were smuggled from Libya into Syria. Several nations including Saudi Arabia and Qatar began to pump billions into supporting the Jihadis, who received political support from the likes of France and the UK.
2013 : A Jihadi called Michael Adebalajo killed a British soldier named Lee Rigby on the streets of London, but it came out that Adebalajo was under pressure from MI5 to become an agent for them while he preached Jihad against Assad!
2013 : By June 2013 the Jihadis had failed to oust or kill Assad and faced defeat, so Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia went to Moscow to threaten Putin, that unless Putin dumped Assad then Bandar would unleash hell on earth in Syria to embarrass Putin into dumping Assad. On 21st August an alleged chemical attack killed hundreds of civilians (I believe that this was done by Saudi Arabia and Turkey to provoke a war on Syria). Cameron is subsequently defeated in his attempt to attack Assad.
2014 : The Syrian Arab Army began to defeat the Jihadis, who then escape to Iraq where Iraqi Army units leave their bases after being told to stand down. The Kurds told NATO what was happening regarding Islamic State but NATO did nothing. It was later revealed that the US DIA had in 2012 proposed facilitating the rise of a Salafist entity in order to isolate Assad. Reports from Iraq suggest that the USA and UK are supplying Islamic State.
2015 : After a year of allegedly being bombed, Islamic State had grown in size (I believe strongly that NATO and other intelligence services allowed and even encouraged Jihadis to go to Syria through NATO member Turkey, and that the bombing campaign had been a farce). Further reports suggest that Islamic State is receiving supplies via NATO member Turkey.
2015 : Assad invites Russia to intervene, and Russia does intervene. Within weeks Islamic State blows up a Russian passenger plane, and attacks Paris from a base in NATO's backyard in Brussels which provokes France to attack Syria.
2015 : After Russia bombed a convoy of Islamic State trucks (which received warning from the USA!), Turkey shoots down a Russian bomber under very suspicious circumstances.
2015 : Cameron stands up in The House of Commons and argues for British intervention in Syria citing the need to defend Great Britain from Islamic State but at the same time to remove Assad.
So what is the war in Syria all about?
It is all about a pipeline.
The NATO/Zionist/Gulf states want a pipeline from the Pars gas field from Qatar through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and then onto Europe in order to reduce Russia's business with and thus influence over Europe.
But Assad wants a pipeline from the same Pars gas field but starting in Iran then through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon while not threatening Russia's business with Europe.
So that is the conflict right there. The sides have been taken.
But the really, really evil aspect of all this is that the NATO/Zionist/Gulf states have unleashed the worst international cutthroat Jihadis onto Syria in order to oust President Assad.