The Syrian warfare looks so similar to the Spanish Civil War before the 2nd world war.
Even though the conditions are not so severe as 1935 but the the way Russia and US have plunged into the Syrian crisis it looks more like a Testing ground for their weaponry .
There are a lot of causes that could lead upto a World War as there is a lot of turmoil
a. With each passing day it looks more and more likely that the Entire Capitalistic model of economic system will eventually collapse. Currently the situation is such that China is the world’s banker and all the other so called leading economies including the US are dependent on China for their credit. It would be interesting to see what will happen when China decides to pull the plug.
b. The rise of China is startling the West and particularly the US. It is re-arming Japan, Arming South Korea and Taiwan and sending Ships and carriers to the South China sea. China will of course not take this lightly.
c. Israel is looking more and more vulnerable particularly with the New King in Saudi Arabia who is anti-israel.
d. Russia’s economy is collapsing and it is interested in a War at a wider scale to build its economy and to make a full use of its energy resources and that is only possible in a war like situation where the prices of Oil would go up and that would inturn help Russia which has vast reserves of oil.
So do you think this syrian conflict is prelude to something like a World war?.