Syria was always doomed from the start. Assad's ability to properly look after and represent a majority of ethnic groupings within Syria has clearly failed. His legitimacy has vanished yet it looks like Russia will propel his government for even longer.
Inability by the west, well more than just the west, to act before it spiralled out of control has been a mjor contributing factor to what's happening in Aleppo now. The situation wouldn't have probably been any better truth be told if we had intervened in 2013, but it would've given the west a foothold to do more. Now we can't do anything, not even ensure the delivery of aid parcels ffs, for fear of the Russians. I sometimes think these conflicts are better resolved when left to their own, but Russia, and to a lesser extent Iran, have too much to lose by pulling out now.
Certianly I hope for Syrians that the future brings about something better than Assad. The man is pure evil, Obama should have stuck to his guns on his so called 'Red Lines'. When he didn't act it legitimised the actions of Assad. As long as Assad and Putin are working together Syria will remain a hell hole.