Taking down Syria (via U.S.-created ISIS) is key to taking down Iran, which whom it has a mutual defense pact with. If Russia loses either one of these allies, they will have no say in the Middle East and therefore diminished capacity on the world stage. ISIS could’ve been bombed away yesterday if the Obama administration truly wished, but they have yet to fulfill their purpose.
DUBROVICHI RANGE /Ryazan region/, August 4. /TASS/. The Russian Airborne Troops are ready to assist Syria in countering terrorists, if such a task is set by Russia’s leaders, commander of the Airborne Troops Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov told reporters on Tuesday.
“Of course we will execute the decisions set forth by the country’s leadership, if there is a task at hand,” Shamanov said, in response to a Syrian reporter’s question about the readiness of the Russian Airborne Troops to render assistance to Syria’s government in its battle against terrorism.
Full article: Russian Airborne Troops chief says paratroopers ready to help Syria in combating terrorism (ITAR-TASS)