What a mess. Obama and McCain are siding with the Al Qaida, and p*ssing off Russia. Do they really want a fight with Russia?
This strikes me as being a complicated situation, as neither side is exactly the apotheosis of (small "D") democratic thought.
Still, I do not believe that either President Obama (for whom I have enormous disdain, generally) or Sen. McCain (as regarding whom, I have mixed feelings) is targeting Russia in this matter.
Rather, I believe that it is Russia that is acting in a most provocative manner; presumably, because it believes that the Assad government is worth attempting to save, so that Syria may remain a dependable client state in the Middle East...