I haven't had time to look into these yet, but I wonder if they involved people like Assad and comparable terror and stubborness? Assad had a big deal in this. I don't think this action prolongued this war. These rockets prevented the use of planes (and airfield) to continue the Assad/Russia led bombings. So they prevent more killings. At least, they prevent gas killings. I wonder which things Russia wants. And if that's going to happen. Do you agree with Tillerson here? The United States hopes Russia will abandon its support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because actions such as last week's chemical attack have stripped him of all legitimacy, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. "It is clear to us the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end," he told reporters at a meeting of Group of Seven foreign ministers shortly before leaving for Moscow. "We hope that the Russian government concludes that they have aligned themselves with an unreliable partner in (Syrian President) Bashar Al-Assad," he said.