Obama wants to take out Assad. The Islamic State would be the chief beneficiary of that. The Russians are doing what the U.S. should be doing. But there is no chance of that in the age of Obama.
“Syria civil war: Assad hails Palmyra recapture from IS,” BBC, March 27, 2016:
President Bashar al-Assad has hailed the recapture of Palmyra from so-called Islamic State (IS) as an “important achievement” in the “war on terrorism”.
A monitoring group has backed the Syrian government’s claim that the city was recaptured overnight by the army.
Military sources say the Syrian army now has “full control”. It had been gaining ground for several days, supported by Russian air strikes.
President Assad said this showed the success of the army’s strategy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Mr Assad, a Kremlin spokesman said.
The Kremlin said President Assad knew the Palmyra operation “would have been impossible without Russia’s support”….