Mail on Sunday: Reports " Weakened Putin's last great bluff: Military experts dismiss Russian president's threats to block further US attacks on Syria, saying he's desperate to avoid a clash with America "
Lets Get Real:
The Russian Bear of the Cold War is not the same Bear of today, it is a Super Power only because if has nukes, in a conventional war with the US it would lose, let's hope it never gets that far. One can postulate that President Trump will only hit Syria again if Assad uses WMD on his people, one suspects that Moscow will have given Assad a right ticking off for using WMD and getting caught. Of course the genie is out of the bottle now, Trump could hit Syria again, he has gotten good press, also his US Supreme Court Nominee has been confirmed, he might think he has a luck hand, thus the sending of aircraft carrier to the Sea of Japan as a warning to North Korea. It is a tricky World at the moment.