Withdrawing from the territories of Lebanon was seen as a conquest for Hezbollah which had been extorting a toll from the IDF by means of guerrilla warfare. After the death of the Assad in the year 2000 the claims for an end to the Syrian presence intensified and on the other side, the death of Assad raised their hopes that a change would follow. The regime led by the newly graduate Bashar al– Assad appeared as a figure of transformation and as a mark of a new era. However, the fact that this was the son of the dictator who inherited power which was monarchical raised the eyebrows on whether the assumed and forecasted change would really be realised [Wright, 2012 p.
23]. Attempted political coupsIn early this year (2012), the opposition group in Syria commenced meetings to devise strategies to overthrow the government of Bashar al Assad. The Russian president regarded the meetings as the last chance to bring to an end the long subsisting civil war experienced in Syria. The opposition groups that are against the Baath government are so much divide.
There also exists a deep-rooted lack of confidence among the Islamists and the non-Islamists groups and this creates animosity as between the two factions. In this meeting, there was no congruence of ideology and this lead to some of the groups that were present in the meeting to walk away resulting to lack of consensus on the way forward concerning peace in Syria. The liberal activists affiliated with the rival opposition groups were up in arms against the SNC claiming that they did not consider the fighters on the ground and that had the influence of the western countries [Lawson, 2012 p.
45]. The demonstrations by the Allepo and Damascus in early 2011 due to being unsatisfied with the government brought about the response of the Muslim Brothers. There were also allegations that from the state officials that, the general overseer al-Shaqfahhad helped to instigate violence. During this time, there were constant attacks by the militias on the Syrian government Before the end of the same year, the locals of the West Bank and those of the Gaza Strip were up in arms against the Palestine government.
Despite the fact that the Palestine Authority signed the Oslo Accord, the violated it and flouted what they had sworn to uphold.
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