As I wrote last week, Israel opened high level communications with Russia once they became aware of Iran’s growing military presence in Syria. Iran was establishing a staging point from which to attack Israel. The Israelis wanted Russia’s help to stem Iran’s ambition. Meanwhile, Russia had positioned itself as an arbiter between the Western Allies and Syria’s Assad, promising to not only curb the use of his chemical weapons; but have them destroyed.

So, how did that all turn out?

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