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On the "retaliation" thing, Monday's murder of the Russian diplomat to Turkey might shift things into top gear.
Putin basically proved what a lot of people were thinking, in that the Saudis and Israel, with plenty of "help" from the US of A and the UK, were actively funding and supplying terrorist forces in their attempt to force regime change in Syria.
Remember that the first casualty in any conflict, is the truth.
These "moderate rebels" are now attempting to halt the evacuation of citizens from Aleppo. This has been shown to be fact, though the MSM is trying to call it "fake news", of course.