Because Putin's Russia has invested a considerable amount of time, money, and manpower bolstering the Shia axis between Tehran and Damascus. In fact, the Russian-Syrian-Iranian victory in Syria is a crowning achievement for Putin as we speak. The Western-backed rebels in Aleppo are all but destroyed. In fact, the "mop up" operations and extermination (mass slaughter) of Western-backed rebels is all but guaranteed once President Trump takes office, since he will turn a blind eye when Russia/Iran/Assad forces go out and massacre all those surviving rebels that 1) tried to take out Assad and 2) shot down numerous Russian aircraft and 3) killed several Iranian/Hezbollah battlefield commanders So, do the Conservatives/Republicans embrace this idea that your President Trump will end up strengthening Iranian-Hezbollah-Syrian hegemony in the MidEast, as a side effect of cozying up to Russian foreign policy? If I ask the above question to current GOP Senators…. I'm quite certain many of them will squirm at the thought. Many GOP hawks like John McCain would bristle at the very thought. Am I wrong?