Still looking to prove himself worthy of the Nobel peace prize which he so greatly treasures, Obomber is reported to have implicitly threatened the Syrian government. Via the NY Times:

He made clear the intricacy of the situation, though, as he contemplated the possibility that Mr. Assad might order his forces to fire at American planes entering Syrian airspace. If he dared to do that, Mr. Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system, which he noted would be easier than striking ISIS because its locations are better known. He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account.

With any luck, the Nobel committee might have to fork over yet another Peace Prize to Obomber.

All eyes are on Russia…..

Since Saudi Arabia is one of the coalition allies (which I suspect is mostly a farce), as Syria’s allies, they Russians would now have more motivation as well as justification for taking out some (or all) Saudi oil ports. Let’s recall that it was the Saudis who recruited the ISIL head-cutters from the ranks of Al Queda.