As long as Obama and the US/NATO media can keep US citizens from realizing this is a potential run-up to WW3, playing it as just more regional/religious squabbles is a distraction from the US/NATO economic/military war on the BRICS+.
Putin just ratified the Russian contribution to the BRICS Bank, China has nearly completed its own SWIFT international payment system, Russia already has its RuSwift system running. These will enable multi-currency transactions world-wide, bypassing the US$-reserve-currency system. The corrupted and bankrupt US/NATO/IMF/WTO/World Bank will no longer be able to choke countries' ability to do international business, let alone have the NSA monitoring it all.
The US's debt-to-GDP ratio is over 115%. Russia's is 15%. A bigger number is NOT good on this ratio.
The US and its 0.01% masters have chosen a World war to reset the world economy, and ostensibly hand the US total global domination. Well, except for those pesky BRICS countries, led by Russia and China.
So watch the puppet show in Congress while the real anti-BRICS agenda goes unreported.