In my opinion, Vladamir Putin is the Russian's George W. Bush, and he doesn't do nuance either. His country not only contains a very large population of Moslems, but its southern border consists mostly of countries with a majority of Sunni Moslems within them. Putin, however, for some reason, has taken the side of Shia, or Shia-like sects, in Syria. He already has begun bombing Sunni's who are not allied with ISIL. As was the case with W., Putin has become involved in a war, voluntarily, with people who can cause him great harm. Lotsa Luck, fella.