Russian Army is already in Syria to a ” limited ” degree , as is Spetsnaz ( russian SF ) . Spetsnaz vs Rangers = dead rangers , Spetsnaz vs US SFs , could go either way . Gettin tired of the BS games , time to either s#it or get off the pot . Get serious , cooperate with each other , and clean house over there . Big bombs make a big noise , but thats all it is , noise . It wont make a dent unless everybody gets serious . I agree, more than meets the eye , or we wouldnt continue to pull our pud , with no obvious goals . Losses ? try to put it into perspective . More Americans died on the first day of the D-Day invasion , than all the years we have been jerking around in the middle east . That was just one battle , vs years of occupation , the numbers are a drop in the bucket , which we can clearly afford to continue ……………..or we wouldnt do it . When the US declares actual war on anything , we win . We dont mess around in an actual war , and dont give a crap about non combatant civilian losses , if it gets us closer to victory , as it should be . On the other hand , we have never won a war sense , because of the lack of commitment and legitimacy . In that situation , our military is expendable cannon fodder for the powers to play games with . The deaths dont matter , because they are so low in the big picture , that they dont care . Think about that , next time when you see your kid , or a kid you know , who is thinking about joining up for that kind of thing . They will not be stationed on the French Riviera , or be going to Cancun , they will be fresh meat for the game d’jour .