Originally Posted by englade321 Afganistan has already shown the Russians to be just as capable of ass fucking themselves as the US .
If anybody listened to me they would all pullout and let the locals sort it out . Iran is the big power they are the ones who need stabilize the neighborhood.
The appeal of this article
is roughly the same as watching a video of a bully beat on a disabled kid so you needn't read it in full but it does address your comment. To save you the click, this is the relevant point: "The new line is that Russia will only get bogged down in a quagmire, as the Soviets did in Afghanistan. Sorry, folks: Just because Obama’s incapable of learning doesn’t mean Putin is, too. And Putin’s forces won’t go into battle with lawyers looking over their shoulders, either."
Originally Posted by englade321
If ISIS is what they say they are they have to be destroyed by Iran I'm not buying the possibility of any sort of co/existance
That is likely the case but it is not inconceivable that a stable, contiguous Syria satisfactory to Iran and Russia (and Assad) can be carved out with some areas in ex-Syria and Iraq left for ISIS to play in.