I usually don't pay close attention to international news because most of it is smoke and mirrors, but the situation in Syria is spinning sideways IMO. From what I read, the US has been fiddle farting around trying to support both King Assad and his opposition, the Free Syrian Army. That's a policy doomed to fail. Now Putin has jumped into the fray by clearly coming to the aid of Assad and even targeting some US trained FSA troops, and Iran and is sending in ground troops. This sounds like a way too familiar scenario. Should the US continue to keep a foot in each canoe, join in the terrorism fight with Putin, continue supporting the FSA, or just act like they have no idea what's going on as they've been doing? Putin has support from the Russian parliament and even the Russian Orthodox Church. Personally, I think Obama just gave Russia a step up in global politics by his failure to act decisively on terrorism. It's sad to see our government making claims that Russia will fail in Syria, after we already have.