Even Tsar of Russia had sent its navy to San Francisco to aid Lincoln. Yet after Lincoln one by one the European heads of states/empires were taken out and replaced with puppets and central banks under the guise of democracy. Govts accrued immense debts and bankers became Very powerful. Democracy today is synonymous with Public Debt. Debt to who? The Bankers.
If Napoleon or Tsar or Bismarch had no chance in the face of international bankers, what chance do you think President Assad or Ayatollah Khomenei or Sayed Hassan would have? Mind you the Europeans did not have the Shia faith to strengthen & guide them.