I have never, thus far, seen a war the ruling elite clearly wanted to happen not happen.It's not true that Assad has had an uncompromising stance toward Israel. However, I think it's obvious that the flooding of Europe with refugees (and parasitic economic migrants) is deliberate. The flood could be stopped in an instant, but isn't. People intend the natural consequences of their actions.
Here, as in all other cases, there has been a bit of hand-wringing, some crying, some protests, some moving speeches. But like the morality plays of medieval times, after enjoying the sermon dressed as entertainment, life has inevitably carried on as normal with the barons raping and pillaging and everyone else having to put up with that reality.
Destruction of Syria is the plan
This time the plan – at least judging from the outcomes – is to destroy Syria.
Syria has been anathema to the self-appointed arbiters of righteousness: the ‘international community’, that coterie of hypocrites which arrogates to itself the monopoly on meting out death to those who won’t get with the program.
This group dislikes Syria which has had an uncompromising stance towards Israel and an independent financial system, and is using the chance to destroy it to flood Europe with refugees, thus further debasing the makeup of its constituent nations, and simultaneously justifying a lockdown in those countries.
 "Why Is the West Falling Over Itself to Bomb Syria? In 2003 the US nearly followed its Iraq invasion with an invasion of Syria - 12 years later all the mayor western powers are bombing targets in Syria but ostensibly this has nothing with their Damascus regime change goals they never stopped espousing." By Sam Gerrans, RT Question More, 12/7/15.
H/t: Russian Insider.