Perceptive of them if that is the case...
“...are they looking for some US authority to reason with, thinking Obamas insane and beyond reason?”
They’re looking for rational adults to deal with, not a big-talking, small-walking, no-brained, dope-smoking, dog-eating, community-agitating petulant child narcissist with a Napoleonic Complex who thinks “leading from behind” is a virtue.
They know Obama is a punk and they want to try to reason with adults. Sadly, there are very few of those left in Congress.
Yeah. Yes they are, no doubt in my mind. The Ruskie position is really quite simple. 20% of their foreign arms sales go to Syria and Basher owes them big money. Ivan is , I’m sure , sick of getting stuck with the tab ala Saddam and Qdaffy. And then there is the Russian naval base in Syria. It’s now their warm water port, since losing Ukraine, and they’d sure like to keep it. Any big deals must guarantee security of the base or Ivan just ain’t gonna like it. Beyond that the Russians do not have a soft spot for muzzies and would probably go along with flattening every hi diddle diddle minarat in Syria. And I expect they’d loan us the rope to string up the chinless pencil neck geek Basher.