That's kind of funny on several levels, isn't it? Putin just a greedy arms dealer at his core?? Funniest part of the story -- JMFO -- was that they can have the trainers (useless for combat ops) but anything lethal requires cash!! In 2016 or 2017, no less!! Wonder where Assad will be in 3-4 years? Cavorting with the same 72 virgins all those others have been using for millennia???