The coming battle in Syria will be outside forces bringing in troops and guns to “maintain order” and killing any rebels who are Islamist or otherwise inconvenient to have around.
The Syrian revolutionaries were too weak to get the nation they wanted.
They’ll have to make do with whatever state that Turkey, the Gulf powers, and the western democracies decide to give them.
This is why no outside power is intervening now. They don’t they care about the Syrian people or democracy. Instead, they will try to impose their own order on whatever is left. This probably won’t work and further chaos will result.