“This whole strike is for our dictator. Obama wants to save face. He made a mess of Lybia and Egypt. And now hes risking WWIII for his own ego.”
And he’s making the calculation that Russia/Putin will sit by and do NOTHING, as yet another Russian ally gets beaten down.
Putin can make a HUGE propaganda victory by a limited defense of Syria, both at home and abroad.
And he may be FORCED to do it, to keep Iran on the sidelines. If they get involved in a 3-way war, it will surely ignite the ‘Stans, which Russia definitely does not want.
I guarantee, what happened at Pristina Airport during the Kosovo debacle, has stuck in the Russians’ craw ever since.