Far from the battlefields of Aleppo and Damascus, a war is raging: but this is more a question of funding and ideologies than tanks and bullets. As the biggest player in the region, Saudi Arabia has been doing its best to appear the savior of the revolution, blackmailing neighboring countries into getting involved in the fight. However, while they are happy to support a largely Sunni majority overthrowing a Shia dictator, they are rather more reticent about the uprisings happening at home. 
When there is strife in the Middle East (a constant condition, and therefore moot point), Iran is never far from the fray. In the case of the special relationship with Syria, bed-fellows or partners in crime would not be misnomers. And whether that be covert military support or a battalion of spies captured in Syria, the Persian government is working hard to assist the Assad regime. But beyond the obvious candidates, Western rulers too are brokering deals and providing support behind the scenes.  Russia laid its cards on the table very early on and has been providing regime forces with military assistance ever since.  But other Western countries like the UK and US are more subtle in their support for FSA forces. Despite rumors of CIA agents on the ground, both superpowers are only acknowledging 'non-lethal' aid,  although for how long, we don't know. What do you think? Share your opinions on Syria's 'secret' foreign intervention.