Before Obama’s few dozen brave Spartans put their little bootees on the soil of the tiny bit of Syria that the Kurds hold, not far from Qamishli, they should learn a bit about Isis from the work of a Syrian historian. They would find that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Isis “caliph” is not only a keen football fan but in his youth created a soccer team for mosque regulars and even joked that he was Iraq’s Maradona.
Gosh, the place sounds wonderful! I should move there! Reminds me of Charles Lindberg's description of Nazi Germany circa 1938. " A clean, efficient place..full of happy people who love their Leader".
I guess if there is no place for the pre 2011 Baathist government, then Russia should pack it up and bring Assad with them.