The leader of Russia continues to make his vision of making Russia a great country like the former Soviet Union. This seems to be a thought process of some like Donald Trump who says he want’s to “make America great again.” Mr. Putin is moving forward with his plan to expand the reach of soviet interest in the middle east. If Russia can get access to a warm water port that will expand the influence of the soviet naval forces in that troubled part of the world.
Obama has a big problem to deal with when it comes to Mr. Putin. He is looking for a land grab because he believes that in chaos comes opportunity. The legacy of Mr. Obama is at stake because he does not want U S ground forces going to Syria under his watch. The president at some point will be forced to do the thing he is trying to avoid.
The world will be watching to see how this game of chess on a global level will turn out..check and mate.