Nope, putin does not discriminate between moderate head choppers aka rebels and regular head choppers Isis.they are just two sides of the same coin, fed by the same ideology.In some cases the rebels by their actions turned out to be more evil than isis. So, part of the job is dismantling of the rebels, that will enable Assad to take down isis. US under obama and Hillary destabilized another, otherwise peaceful and secular country, where minorities lived in peace, and turned it into a big mess and cesspit of terrorism.It appears that US have not learned their lessons from supporting taliban and getting 911 in return. There is only one outcome from supporting alarmist rebels.you reap what you sow.there was a ceasefire agreement between US and Russia, but what did Us do during ceasefire? bomb the Syrian soldiers fighting isis. And 82 of them dead.Putting told US that, his air force will bomb only ISIS positions - while his military bombs innocent civilians in Aleppo. Then, he is upset the rest of the world is mad at him. Swell.
Otherwise, the conflict in Syria is much more complicated then simple answer. The problem is, Assad & his late father are both - secular, and Alawites which is a minority (15% of the population) in Syria. The very reason Iran & Hezbollah (both Shi'ites) are Assad's main supporters.
The Assad's have been ruling Syria since 1979. (father 1979-2000 & Bashar since 2000). Being secular he is preferred by the US, EU & Russia, and to some extend Israel, then have an Iranian type rulers in Syria. On other hand, his brutal killing of his own citizens, put US in quandary. Support him in public, is politically risky. That is the reason US needs to play it behind the scene, and support other secular opposition groups - and by all means prevent Mullahs in Iran from complete control of Syria.
Furthermore, much like other regions, Syria has been in Russia's sphere of influence since the 50's. Syria provides them foothold in that region. The very reason Putin spends so much resources to keep Assad in power & under Putin's thump.
If the US was so much interested in regime change where the people, especially women are oppressed and denied even basic human rights they should go after Saudi Arabia first.The main funder of terrorism worldwide who even bank rolled isis and had a facilitating role in 911. would they? no Clinton busy collecting funds for his charity form saudi ruling elite and obama is busy kissing the kings ass. Isn't funny getting fund from grand oppressors of women, saying its for the cause of oppressed women like Clinton Foundation? Disgusting.
by the way do lefties care about another war going on this area? just asking because its way under-reported by leftist media.or are they not fair skinned enough to be noticed?. Are leftists racist too? may be only when they are patronizing?
U.S.-Backed Saudi Forces Bomb Yemeni Funeral, Killing 140, Injuring 500 in Possible War Crime
http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/11/ ... omb_yemeni
what about a no fly zone there Osama?