I agree that Obama is doing ...OK... so far on this mess in Syria BUT Russia is not very trustworthy. Iran and Russia are bed partners and will make our lives miserable with another messy war. We will be forced to again flex our military muscle. Sorry LIBS the way to peace is through force!
If you think trustworthiness re the Russians is the issue, or any issue, you must stop obtaining your information/intelligence from your media outlets and politicians that ask false premise laden questions. The trustworthiness of the Russians is far from any relevant issue. The issue re the Russians is can they be anticipated to act rationally within a predictable range of behaviors. The answer is yes. The trick for you and your media sources is: Knowing that range of behaviors.
As for messy wars, you (the U.S.) have only yourself the credit, blame, etc. for both the war and the messiness of the war.
You sound Russian-thinking they act rationally. Every time I have an argument w/ a Russian who thinks they're better than us-which is frequently-(partners and workers)-I remind them-simply you do know you're in NYC-and got dumped here by your own people. So stop w/the "your gov" #$%$-this is the only place to be! PS All Russian men think that American men are lousy lovers and it's a privilege to be w/them-that's what they say behind your back!!!!!
Boos-the Russians excel at threatening unless you throw rocks-They are trying to repair their super power image-let them go threaten Assad-like banging your head! both nationalities are easily "offended" because they are so offensive. prediction-Bam will make peace bet them and they'll listen because he let them save face-we'll always be the super-power, even if we stumble and fumble through it.