Syria began a civil war in April, 2011. This occured after peaceful protest broke out into fights. The fighting has led to murders, rapes, and torturing of the activists by the government. The Syrian government has also used chemical weapons on their people which is illegal by United Nations standards. The U.N. containing all the countries has now been forced to act. The U.N. wrote a proposal to solve the chemical warfare issue without foreign influence, however Russia and Syria opposed two chapters of the agreement. Now the verbal war has begun with Syria and Russia, against the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.
The U.S. wants to send our military in for intervention to assist the rebels and overthrow the Syrian military. Russia will assist the Syrian government until the end, blocking any foreign influences. The war seems to be coming to no end. The rebels will not back down, especially with the government using extreme force on the people. If Syria continues to use chemical weapons and ignore the U.N.'s offers then surely a war will break out between Syria and Russia, against the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. This could potentially cause WWIII to break out in which chemical weapons will be used by at least Syria and Russia, or the war could just run its course until it dies off. Right now all remains unclear due to Syria and Russia refusing chapters 6 and 7 of the chemical weapons banning. It's really now in the hands of Syria and United Nations to come up with a solution that will work for both sides. Either way is quite scary. The war in Syria could end and they could just keep those weapons in stock, or even worse we send in our troops, with French and British troops to begin a war that could last a long while.