“A strike against Syria or Iran is an indirect strike against Russia and its interests. Russia would lose important positions and allies in the Arab world. Therefore, by defending Syria, Russia is defending its own interests.
“In addition, Russia is thus defending the entire world from Fascism. Everybody should acknowledge that Fascism is making strides on our planet. What they did in Libya is nearly identical to what Hitler and his armies did against Poland and then Russia. Today, therefore, Russia is defending the entire world from Fascism.”
Former Russian Joint Chiefs of Staff Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov
How ironic would it be for a nobel peace prize winning president to provoke WWIII while nominally making the world safe “for democracy”.
Heaven help us.