For decades the Russians have been a staunch ally of Syria in much the same way as the US has backed Israel! This has not changed much at all. It would be wise for the United States to take to heart How seriously Vladimir Putin values Syria as an ally! There are both US and Russian warships currently on patrol in the Red Sea and one miscalculation could result in a scenario like 1973 when both Washington and Moscow put their military forces on high alert! Putin is evil and has 8800 nukes and 1800 are operational!