Yes, and one of the major problems with that is that Russia has indicated that it is going to counterattack if its servicemen are harmed in a strike in Syria. On top of that, it looks like Trump is surrounding himself with advisors like Pompeo and Bolton who are spoiling for a fight with Iran as well. Mattis and Dunford may be the only people standing between us and WW III.

Yes that is what i am worried about, if a Russian is killed then Putin will have no choice. And China will have to back Russia and we have a big giant mess