Russia has come out and stated that Syria will attend at least some sort of low level talks. Syria on the other hand has said nothing. With Russia funding some of the Syrian weapons arsenal I guess you could say that Russia is calling all the shots. Thus making Assad nothing more than a Russian puppet.
Israel on the other hand feels with these recent arms shipments from Russia that Assad could be around for some time.This is not making Israel feel very comfortable.Thinking is Israel will be launching some more air strikes before Syria gets any more arms shipments.
The United States has Secretary of State John Kerry making the rounds in the Middle East to try to talk some sense to the neighboring countries. The United States did come out this week and tell the Syrian Rebels that we've got your back so to speak. We didn't say what we were going to do for them, but we got their back.
Man, can we say what we have here is a failure to communicate. Can we all just get along for a change. It would be nice if we could at least have one single day where we all can get along with each other. 'Peace', it's a simple word.