The reality is, thanks to Obama’s failed Syrian policy, Russia has already established its dominance in the region.
Trump is right that it is in America’s best interest to collaborate with Russia, rather than to be left outside having no way in.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that President Donald Trump would be willing to collaborate with Russia on military operations against ISIS in Syria.
According to ABC News:
The comment in a press conference at the White House on Monday afternoon came after the Pentagon earlier in the day denied a Russian government claim that it had collaborated with the United States on a combat mission in northwestern Syria.
“I think the president says he is going to work with any country that shares our interest in defeating ISIS,” Spicer said at his first daily press briefing. “If there is a way we can combat ISIS with any country, Russia or anyone else, and we have a shared national interest sure we will he take it.”
The Russian Defense Ministry said Monday that Russian forces conducted an airstrike against ISIS in Syria using coordinates provided by the United States and transmitted through a hotline in the international coalition headquarters.
The hotline was established last year to ensure air safety so that Russian and coalition military aircraft flying over the skies of Syria do not come close to each other. There is daily contact via the hotline, but Pentagon officials have emphasized it is not used for the coordination of military activities with Russia.