Monday, 21 September 2015
By Working With Russia, the U.S. Loses Leverage and Credibility
"The coastal region, where Russia has deployed, is nowhere near Islamic State territories. The deployment is clearly designed to shore up the regime’s military capabilities, which have shown serious signs of weakness since March, when the rebels made a string of swift gains in different parts of the country.
If Russia and the United States join forces against the Islamic State, America should beware: Russia is less worried about collateral damage and civilian casualties could cause serious harm to Washington, especially given the negative perception of Russia inside Syria.