OK It seems that the current players are jockeying for position in a potential partition of Syria after ISIS falls. Iran, it seems, wants Assad to stay in power and control all of Syria including the eastern part. Russia, it seems, also wants to see Assad remain in control of a unified Syria, but, perhaps not to the same degree as Iran. The US seems to be stepping up attacks on Syria with the flimsiest of excuses. Do the US leaders think their rebels can control the country? Or just parts of it? Turkey, it seems, wants to keep control of that part of Syria that separates the eastern from the western Kurds. What do the other players want?