Consequently, Obama is clearly determined to supply weapons to the jihadists until they win. This is no «blunder». It’s a determination to beat Putin, no matter what. It has consequences not only for the US and for Russia, but for the countries that America invades or whose governments America overthrows.It isn't Obama's obsession, of course. Who knows for sure what that is. However, the lunatics who determine U.S. "foreign policy" apparently believe that Vladimir Putin is the secret son of Stalin and Lillian Hellman and so the flame of communist imperialism burns in his chest.
Maybe it's just me, but the one who gets schooled in this mess isn't going to be Putin.
 "Why Obama Prioritizes Ousting Assad Over Defeating Syria’s Jihadists (I)." By Eric Zuess, Strategic Culture Foundation, 4/16/16.