A US security source said: “Because the Russians have been invited into Syria by the regime it is easier for them to carry out special forces snatch or kill operations. The fear is that Russian forces will begin to target high-value players like Jihadi John and IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”
Speaking to The Sun, he added: “A successful strike against them would be a massive propaganda coup. If they captured Emwazi alive he would be a major bargaining chip. Putin could also say his strong tactics achieved what the West couldn’t. It would be a devastating blow to American prestige.”
Pretty sure Obama has already done major damage to America’s prestige.