A USEFUL REMINDER… – …that the Russians have not gone into Syria to fight ISIS but to support the Assad government. And since ISIS has been fighting the Syrian opposition and the Kurds, as well as mischief-making in Iraq and tying down the Americans, well, they’re really just doing Tsar Vlad’s work for him. This, from Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition against ISIS: