Allied isn’t really the right word here. The US is orchestrating the destabilization of syria utilizing its terrorist assets such as al qaeda, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of CIA Inc, as former UK foreign minister Robin Cook admitted years ago. ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/jul/08/july7.development ) and which is obvious to anyone who isn’t still under the spell of the corporate/governmental psyop operation known as the mainstream media.
“There is ample evidence that teams of snipers who have been killing civilians over the past year in Syria belong to the terrorist formations to which Clinton is referring to. As Michel Chossudovsky points out in a recent article: “Since the middle of March 2011, Islamist armed groups – covertly supported by Western and Israeli intelligence – have conducted terrorist attacks directed against government buildings, including acts of arson. Amply documented, trained gunmen and snipers, including mercenaries, have targeted the police, armed forces as well as innocent civilians. There is ample evidence, as outlined in the Arab League Observer Mission report, that these armed groups of mercenaries are responsible for killing civilians. While the Syrian government and military bear a heavy burden of responsibility, it is important to underscore the fact that these terrorist acts – including the indiscriminate killing of men, women and children – are part of a US-NATO-Israeli initiative, which consists is supporting, training and financing ‘an armed entity’ operating inside Syria.” 
“The admission at the weekend by Hillary Clinton corroborates the finding that armed groups are attacking civilians and these groups are terroristic, according to US own definitions, and that the situation in Syria is not one of unilateral state violence against its population but rather is one of a shadowy armed insurrection.
“Clinton’s admission retrospectively justifies the stance taken by Russia and China, both of which vetoed the proposed UN Security Council Resolution on 4 February, precisely because that proposal was predicated on a spurious notion that the violence in Syria was solely the responsibility of the Al Assad government.”
The idea they’re pursuing is to force the syrian government to militarize domestically, which will interfere with commerce like food distribution and create what the psyop media calls collateral damage. Destabilization can take many forms, from arming and financing militarized groups in libya to murdering school teachers in nicaragua to bombing water plants in iraq to shooting random passers-by in syria to waging a “war on drugs” while smuggling tons of cocaine and heroin into the USA. Problem/reaction/solution. 9/11 was just more of the same.
It’s not necessary to know the specific individuals and financial entities behind this to see that there’s a pattern here which is leading to the domestic militarization of the USA itself. Obviously we’re not dealing with misguided hyperpatriots here. We’re dealing with a new type of hypercriminality which knows no borders. Privatized currency is what finances its operations. As long as the ability to create and control money is in private hands, anything that can be bought with money can be used as a tool in the game. Including universities. One only needs to “endow” the departments that are saying what one wants to hear. All too many status-seeking academics are quite happy to follow the money, and most people will follow whoever claims to be a leader if they have the “intellectual” trappings of such.
Why would so many cooperate? Because they’re being sold a bill of goods about a new utopian global government that will finally bring world peace. But what they don’t seem to know is that WWI and WWII were caused by the same financial oligarchy that’s running the globalization game. A lucrative business model has grown into an overarching philosophy of borderless war.
When there are no borders, the war turns inward.