After years of fumbling its response to the Syrian Civil War, the Obama administration has been forced to compromise with Putin.
The organization would share intelligence and targeting information, but a leaked document revealed plans for potential “integrated operations” against shared targets, particularly the Islamic State and al-Nusra.
The document outlines restrictions on both US and Russian airstrikes against government or certain rebel targets.
If the Russians accept, the deal would officially place al-Nusra as a US target. The radical Islamic group maintains a close alliance with various US-backed rebel groups.
Currently, the US avoids targeting al-Nusra due to its indirect ties to US backed militants as well as pressure from our sharia 'allies', which support terrorist groups in the region.
After years of fumbling, the move is a much needed pivot in Obama's incoherent policy on the Middle East, which has never been more destabilized.
In 2013, Obama famously drew his “red line” in Syria and threatened how Assad’s days were “numbered.”
Now, the Obama administration has faced the music, but 51 State Department officials still signed a critical memo last month, which demanded the removal of Assad.
Their whinging was also echoed by their old boss, Hillary Clinton, pursues an antagonistic posture towards Russia in favor of her sharia donors and neoconservative masters.
Meanwhile, Trump has consistently supported a close relationship with Russia in the fight against radical Islam.
"I believe an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia, from a position of strength only, is possible," Trump said in his foreign policy speech.
As for the US-funded rebels, they range in opinion toward a US-Russia military alliance.
Captain Abdelsalam Abdurrazek, a spokesman for Nur al-Din Zenki, claimed his militant group will continue to fight alongside al-Nusra, sharing CIA weapons and intelligence.
Mozahem al-Saloum, a fighter for the New Syrian Army on the IS front, supported the deal with Russia, believing it would bring the war to end.
It is clear both war-weary Syrians and Americans support a military alliance with Russia, but it's unclear whether Hillary Clinton can afford to cease her saber-rattling against Putin.
A new alliance is only possible if we elect the candidate attacking Islamic terror instead of clinging to crusty Cold War sentiments.