I generally agree with the video. Putin, as dishonest and manipulative as he is, is certainly advantageous in this stand-off. Since Russia has long ago absolved itself from any obligation to help maintain a stable peaceful world, it has no vested interest in what happens to Syria, whereas the United States potentially faces a negative consequence regardless of what it does.
The world is in a position between condoning a volatile country to have chemical weapons, or getting engaged in a fruitless conflict. Putin’s anti-war stance is obviously a more popular solution, but it is backed with an agenda unfortunately.
Putin and Obama are two ruthless psychopaths
The difference is that Obama is a self-absorbed champagne-socialist with little understanding of other than ‘Chicago-style’ politics while Putin, a fromer KGB torturer, has a deep understanding of what drives people and is very, very cunning.
I do agree with how the United States government is handling the Syria situation at this current moment, especially considering what Congress and the ignorant populist “American people” want as an alternative.