As world leaders continue to obsess over guarantees that no one is in a position to provide, Assad and his militias continue their slaughter, and the country continues to fall apart. We have passed the point of no return. The old is dead, and the new is stillborn. Syria is no more. This is the dawn of the age of warring fiefdoms. Who will rake in the spoils of their wars, I wonder? Who will benefit from our suffering? It will be a pity if it went to waste.