I see Putin hasn’t had that much luck either, still under sanctions from his last venture in the Ukraine.One could expect that in this situation later or sooner Washington would demonstrate its military might but in fact it demonstrated its political weakness.
His much trumpeted protection of the Iraq chemical weapon facility demonstrated a certain lack of ability.
His impressive demonstration of ineptitude with the flagship of the Russian Navy going to Syria has awed/amused everyone...by the way has it sunk or burned out yet?
He does however play Ice Hockey. Most impressive.