may sound strange, but I think that the only path is to ease Russia back in there, especially for arms supplies — because we must not let Iraq/Iran have any more US arms and technologies.
Russia would often act against our interests, of course, but it’s better than giving Iran free reign.... which is what Obozo-Jarrett-Hillary-Biden have done.
I’d sure rather see Iraq/Iran with Russian arms than give/sell them ours.
....and Russia would be at least a partial counter-weight to Iran, more than we can be now that Obama has blown it.
Russia controls Iran, (and via Al Quds, Iraq), and Syria - all Shiite muslim world centers. Russia is a good counterweight to Saudi - the Sunni center and funder of ISIS, Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Queda and of course Obama is Sunni as is H Clintons Aide Ms Abdeen.
Russia seems to be on a big hegemony mission - one can only imagine the way the Bear exerts its power if it is successful in its endeavors. Doesn’t seem to be any graceful path to follow so I’ll go along with your flow for now.