I can't believe you blame Russia for allegedly supporting the Syrian government to bomb it's own people but don't condemn the US government for accepting the atrocities the Israeli government is committing.
Are you really that simple that you believe Russia would support Assad to cluster bomb the refugee camps?
1. If you missed it, this is a discussion about SYRIA. Do I have issues with Isreals continued violations of their agreements, yes. Said so in the past. Been 'invited' to leave GOP function for bringing it up.
2. Keep the insults out of it.
That being said, YES I do think Putin is VERY much okay with the shelling/bombing of refugee camps (rebel staging area) and anything else that keeps his clients (The Assad regime) in power. At the beginning of the conflict, Russia was really big on this as a 'Internal Matter'. And we all know how Putin prefers everyone to stay out of 'Internal Matters' within Russia. You know, like when a journalist gets shot dead in her office building on his BIRTHDAY after she writes a series of nasty articles on corruption in his Government. Or the declaration that his people will investigate separately of the English police the death by polonium poisoning of a dissident. (That way suspects never get extradited to the UK)
Did you think he was supporting Assad purely for money? No, he knows any precedent set in places like Syria, Libyia or elsewhere will b used to set measures on him later if things unravel. He has done an AMAZING job in increasing the Russian economy but as the money comes in, dissent over the rampant corruption within the system WILL grow. Sooner or later, killing journalists and dissatisfied citizens won't be enough. Fun note, depending on how the numbers have been read, as many as 200 journalist have been killed in Russia in the last 2 decades. That makes for an interesting point to dissent in Russia I'd say.
Look back over the 'Arab Spring' uprisings. Almost every single time, Russia's initial standing has been a hands off approach that was pro-establishment regardless of how peaceful the 'insurgent' groups were.
Russia didn't see an issue with Syrian Army attacks on or near Refugee camps in Turkey, outside Damascus and I am sure they won't in the future. I don't see aNy concerns on Russia for attacks on Western journalists in Syria either. So, yeah, if Assad turns over the chemical weapons I think Putin would be okay with Assad cluster bombing a Refugee camp, sorry 'rebel staging area'. After all, Assad has refused to recognize the rebels as anything other than 'terrorists.'
Ironic, considering Syria's past sponsorship of similar groups elsewhere.