Republicans are up in arms because Russian arms are now in Syria. They insist America should not allow Russia to have any role in the mess that is known as the Middle East. Flash back thirty five years. Russian troops entered Afghanistan in order to protect a Communist government in that land. Their entry aroused fear in the American government and the CIA headed for the region and began to hand out hundreds of millions of dollars of military equipment. A short version of this story reveals that eight years later Russian troops departed Afghanistan leaving complete chaos that resulted in the rise of the Taliban.
Among the consequences of the Russians in Afghanistan was the creation of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. So, Russians, please come to Syria. The end result will be the death of thousands of Russians and growing anger toward Putin in his homeland. Russian troops and planes will gain some initial victories, but suicide bombers will soon appear in Russia and its Muslim population will include thousands of terrorists causing death and destruction–not in Syria–but in Mother Russia.