Yup.Russia has vowed to veto any Security Council attempts to approve a military attack on Syria, and it is arming Syria as well, which is why the United States is considering a unilateral attack with the help of the United Kingdom and other nations.
Russian missile move into Syria. Russian missiles are delivered. Russian missiles explode thanks to a Tomahawk.- The Russians could also send Assad their supersonic P800 long-range anti-ship missile, which is capable of sinking NATO ships with a single strike. U.S. officials reported that Israel attempted to destroy such missiles in Latakia during a July 5 air strike, though it was unclear if the strike was successful, according to the Guardian newspaper.
- The Russians could expand sales to Iran of weapons and nuclear technology that has both nuclear and civilian functions. Iran's nuclear program is considered a threat by Iran's rivals Israel and Gulf Arab states.
- Russian could pursue plans to deploy a large permanent naval task force and expand its number of bases in the Mediterranean.
Well I tend to consider the Marines and Sailors that we lost in Fallujah thanks to Assads' enabling of AQI among our 'interests'. Additional reasons for striking the Assad regime as I have suggested are that the Assad regime serves as a protective blanket for Iran - Syria's radar placement can provide early warning of an airstrike into Iran, and offers Iran a second-strike capability in the form of an attack on Israel and enabling Hezbollah to engage in world-wide ops. Additionally, as the regime continues to be unable to demonstrate control over its space, the risk of its CW capabilities falling into the wrong hands increases day by day.Also CPW.....care to Elaborate on what US National Security Interest Assad attacked of ours? Other than by association of Proxy, what physical security interests of ours has Assad attacked?